Joey Ramone

Jaime Levinas
PINPIN: La Galeria

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Livia Huang
More Happiness Inside

03.06 - 03.07.2021


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Jaime Levinas, Pasteur y Sarmiento, film still from audiovisual installation PINPIN: La Galeria, 2021, Netherlands/ Argentina/ USA

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Livia Huang, Joyce Keokham + Tina Wonglu, film still from audiovisual installation "More Happiness Inside", 2021, US


PINPIN: La Galeria
by Jaime Levinas

Audiovisual installation, 3 screen projection + multichannel sound, 40 min
Argentina, USA, The Netherlands
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La Galeria, can refer to both the predecessor of the shopping mall in the form of a hall with shops inside as well as the entrance space of multi-storey buildings. Sometimes combining both functions in one architectural structure.
The urban wholesale district of Buenos Aires, El Once, is filled with these shops and galerias, its rhythms and its textures, people and backgrounds. With the material of the film PINPIN, stripped from its narrative, the work lives on in a raw state. A state of pure ‘setting’.
The viewer is invited to acquaint itself with an environment that has become the shore of multiple migratory waves throughout the decades.
A place of cyclical narratives that repeat themselves over and over again. Day in and day out...
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With sound design by sonic artist Noah Chevan.

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More Happiness Inside
by Livia Huang

Audiovisual Installation, 13 min duration,
USA
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In a late night conversation, a woman asks her mother how to be a person. As they talk, the woman thinks of an old lover. Seasons change and memories accumulate without relief.

More Happiness Inside reconsiders film viewership at home as a nostalgic return instead of a forced circumstance. Although we miss seeing films in public, certain films such as the home movie were never meant to be shared that way. Showing the short film More Happiness on old-fashioned technology (a cathode ray TV with split headphones) creates a viewing experience that recalls watching forbidden tapes in secret, a peepshow, or any other stolen moment both shared and private.

On the drawings:

“The drawings remind me of the photos on your phone. I take a photo in order to flip through them later, even though the thousands I have stored make it difficult to see what was truly important. Instead these memory-images are singular flashes, like days in a week that I feel no continuity or sequence between.”


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Jaime Levinas, PINPIN: La Galeria, 2021, Audiovisual installation, projection + multichannel sound, 40 min

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Jaime Levinas, PINPIN: La Galeria, 2021, Audiovisual installation, projection + multichannel sound, 40 min

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Jaime Levinas, PINPIN: La Galeria, 2021, Audiovisual installation, projection + multichannel sound, 40 min

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Jaime Levinas, PINPIN: La Galeria, 2021, Audiovisual installation, projection + multichannel sound, 40 min

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Livia Huang, Hand, 2021, Acrylic on Paper, 21 x 14,8 cm, Framed

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Livia Huang, More Happiness Inside, Installation overview

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Livia Huang, More Happiness Inside, Installation overview

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Livia Huang, More Happiness Inside, Installation overview

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Livia Huang, More Happiness Inside, 2021, Audiovisual Installation, Television, 13 min, Loop

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Livia Huang, Fire Island, 2021, Acrylic on Paper, 21 x 14,8 cm, Framed

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Livia Huang, Party, 2021, Acrylic on Paper, 21 x 14,8 cm, Framed

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Livia Huang, Drive, 2021, Acrylic on Paper, 21 x 14,8 cm, Framed


Jaime Levinas (1991, ARG) is an Argentinean-Dutch film director and audiovisual artist currently based in Rotterdam. He graduated from the MFA program in film directing at Brooklyn College as a Fulbright grantee and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds fellow.

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In 2015 Jaime Levinas presented his first art installation, Rotterdam Devoid, inside the former Royal Shell headquarters. The installation explored themes of emptiness, gentrification and hidden vacancy in the city centre of Rotterdam. His short film Midnight Coffee (2020) was selected for multiple festivals such as IFFR, Maryland, Sydney Underground and others. His latest film PINPIN (2021) premiered in Clermont-Ferrand, BAFICI and will play in the June section of IFFR 2021. An expanded version of the project called PINPIN: La Galeria, will open during IFFR in the form of a site specific audiovisual installation. He is currently finishing several other film and art works, and is developing his first feature film.

 

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Livia Huang is a Chinese-American filmmaker from Baltimore, currently based in Brooklyn.

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Her short films have screened at Berlinale, IFFR, New Directors/New Films, and more. She was a recipient of a Flies Collective Film Grant and has a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from Brooklyn College.