1. Mark Jenkins: Go Figure!


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    American artist Mark Jenkins's urban (and rural) interventions are street-smart—in the truest sense of the word. Jenkins creates and sets free a colorful cast of characters by way of clear tape casts: the homeless, kids, vagrants, polar bears, and horses (to name but a few) all take their place in the wild, wild urban space, while interacting with the surrounding buildings and public places that provide the context and set the stage. Positioning them around the world, Jenkins’ sculptures have made their way around the world in cities throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Disturbing, humorous, and enigmatic in equal measures, Mark Jenkins enlists his hyper-realistic sculptures into the service of, for example, Greenpeace, as well as for exhibitions, performances, art galleries, and workshops. We met the Washington, DC-based Jenkins in Berlin, where he was contributing to a dance theatre piece. The artist’s first comprehensive monograph Mark Jenkins: The Urban Theatre will be released to coincide with his Berlin exhibition Glazed Paradise at Gestalten Space from January 19 to February 26. Book: http://shop.gestalten.com/the-urban-theater.html Exhibition: http://news.gestalten.com/event/glazed-paradise

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    • NOVA the film (trailer)


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      A DIY documentary film on art and the artists behind it. Directed by Isaac Niemand, it was all filmed on the heat of the live action at the first edition of ®NOVA Contemporary Culture, which happened in July and August 2010, in the Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil. This trailer features the arts and words by Tofer Chin, Rebecca Ward, Krink, MWM, Koen Delaere, Mulheres Barbadas, Cristopher Cichocki, Yochai Matos, Lucy McRae, Quayola, Kit Webster, Mark Jenkins, DEFI, B.Fleischmann, MOMO and Sin Fang Bous. Music by Bradien. Enjoy the full version of NOVA the film at https://vimeo.com/20946982

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      • Standing Start


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        A film by Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell A unique insight into a champion’s adrenaline and drive as he trains for the Olympics. Maclean’s heroic cycling is set against the story of Odysseus, creating a heart-stoppingly rich portrayal of man. ‘Man, a being in search of meaning.’ Craig MacLean powers his bike at over 40mph, over a distance of 250m from a standing start. ‘Know yourself Odysseus – for a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories’. Taking you right into the blood, sweat and tears of the sportsman: remember to exhale after watching. Directors: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell Producers: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell Editor: Mark Jenkins Writer: Des Dillon Camera: Martin Radich & Scott Ward Music: Matthew Aldworth Dubbing Mix: John Cobban Highlights: Special Mention Golden Egg – Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2009 (Iceland) Grierson Best New Comer Award Shortlist, 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2007 (UK) GZDOC, 2008 (China) Camerimage, 2008 (Poland)

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        • Orkney Folk: The Gathering


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          Orkney Folk Festival 2011. Camera - Mark Jenkins and James Stead. Editing - Mark Jenkins

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          • Mark Jenkins, "Holding Cell," exhibition video / interview (@Ruttkowski;68, Cologne / Germany)


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            Nothing in Mark Jenkins’s early life pointed to a career in art. The science graduate only became an artist after messing around with packaging tape and discovering its potential as a sculpting material. He created his first life-sized figure made from tape ten years ago and displayed it on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Even then, his sculptures of men, women, babies and animals looked realistic. Since then, Jenkins has made them look even more life-like, by dressing them in second-hand clothes. Jenkins’s figures have added to street life in cities all around the world. They shift our sense of irony and humor and question their surroundings, too - its accepted realities, norms and conventions. As Jenkins once explained, “If the city was a body, my artworks were like herpes - the body attacks itself." Between September 13 and 30, Mark Jenkins’s work was exhibited at Ruttkowski;68 contemporary art gallery in Cologne, Germany. The show "Holding Cell" ran for only three weeks. It is the gallery’s first surprise exhibition of the year, on the occasion of Vienna’s contemporary Black River Festival ( http://blkriver.at/12/ ). Jenkins’s best-known figures were on display, as well as a new sculpture made exclusively for the exhibition. There were also photos and collages that showcased the artist’s versatility.

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            • tapeman


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              DISCOVERY CHANNEL presents TAPEMAN a shortdoc about street artist MARK JENKINS voice SANDRA FERNANDEZ sculptures MARK JENKINS editor BENEDETTO LANFRANCO written by MARTINA AMATI and MARK JENKINS directed by AMA

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              • SleepG - Build Em Up


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                Directed and Edited by Matthew Schulz Crewed by Luke Bhothipiti, Mark Jenkins, Rachel Irons, and Micah Roth Shot with a Canon 7D Edited with Final Cut Pro and iMovie Color Corrected in Final Cut Pro On location in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Pierson. http://www.facebook.com/mattschulz

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                • gunnie


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                  In 2008 I was commissioned by the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness to produce a film to celebrate the life of Gunnie Moberg. The film is based on four elements: photographic journals that Gunnie kept over the years, an interview that Gunnie gave to David Hartley in 2006, interviews I made with some of Gunnie's close Orkney friends, and special times I spent with Tam at The Don, their home. Gunnie moved to Orkney in 1976 with her husband Tam (Stromness Books and Prints), their four children, a dog and a cat. The film is a portrait of a revered photographer, but tells the story of a much loved and much missed friend of Orkney. I never met Gunnie, and perhaps that enabled me to make this film. In a way I feel I might know her a bit now through meeting those who enjoyed her company. As a good host she had a knack for bringing people together, and it seems she still does. Filming, Interviews and Editing by Mark Jenkins Gunnie Moberg Interview by David Hartley Music Composed by Gemma McGregor Piano - Gemma McGregor, Viola - Douglas Montgomery Contributors: Andy Alsop Archie Bevan Elizabeth Bevan Harry Garriock Betty Isbister Duncan MacLean Sigrid Mavor Peter Maxwell Davies Gerry Meyer Alistair Peebles Ingrid Tait

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                  • Ma Bar


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                    Bench Pressing isn't a hobby for 73-year-old Bill McFadyen - it's a way of life. Scotland's very own bench press champion is on a quest to be the best in the world... Produced and Directed by Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell Editor: Mark Jenkins Directors of Photography: Blair Scott & Filip Syczynski Sound Recordists: Anders Jendenfors & Dylan Drummond Dubbing Mixer: John Cobban Music: Matthew Aldworth An Imagine Pictures Production BAFTA SCOTLAND AWARD WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM Other Highlights: Sundance, 2009 (USA) Nominated for Best Short Documentary – Hotdocs, 2009(Canada) Special Acknowledgment – I’ve Seen Films, 2009 (Italy) Sapporo Film Festival, 2009 (Japan) Message to Man International Film Festival, 2009 (Russia) Aspen Shortfest, 2009 (USA) And over 40 screenings world-wide…

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