An experimental filmmaker/video artist, based in London, UK.
Experimental competition of the 33rd Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France (30 Nov-5 Dec)
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) Malaysia (end of November), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh Scotland (12 Dec)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (end of October)
Compétition Expérience - Un festival c'est trop court ! In Nice, France (best experimental film award)
Frontale Film Festival, Austria, October 14-17
Bio: Video artist and film editor Guli Silberstein (1969) was born in Israel, and lives and works in London, UK. He studied film and media arts in Tel Aviv and New York. Since 2003, he continuously creates video works which won awards and are repeatedly screened at international festivals and art venues such as: Transmediale Berlin, Kassel Film & Video Festival, Emaf Osnabrueck, Alchemy Moving Image Festival Scotland, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives NYC, Go Short Festival the Netherlands, The Nunnery Gallery London, The National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, and many more. Recently, his film 'Cut Out' won best experimental film award at 15th Un Festival C'est Trop Court!, Nice, France.
In his work, Silberstein often picks up video clips found online, documenting intense scenes of war, conflict and protest. Utilising digital processing techniques, he transforms them to an experience, sometimes poetic, highlighting aspects of the scenes, and showing them from different perspectives. The work comments on media, violence, and human rights, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. At times, the work becomes more universal and abstract, combining personally shot footage, continuing to explore issues such of existence, cognition, and media.
Limited edition prints: degreeart.com/users/guli-silberstein