We are pleased to invite you to the film programme screening by Rupert’s current artists-in-residence Benjamin and Stefan Ramírez Pérez. The event will take place on the 12th of March, from 6:50 pm, at Skalvija cinema center (A. Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius). The event will start from the introduction by the artists.
In their films, Benjamin and Stefan intersect staged narratives with documentary material, re-enactments and cinematic references, drawing from shared, as well as individual interests and artistic approaches. Their aim is to create highly cinematic and affective narrative-driven moving image works that blur the line between fiction and reality in complex ways while interrogating our political and social landscape as well as reflecting on processes of image making and their historical, political and technological implications. The artists are interested in questions of authenticity and identity as well as individual and collective relationships to history and geography.
Benjamin Ramírez Pérez was a participant at de Ateliers Amsterdam from 2016-2018. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 2009–2015. His works have been screened at IFFR Rotterdam, Locarno, Edinburgh and Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, among others. He had Group and Solo shows at Artothek Cologne, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and de Ateliers, Amsterdam.
Stefan Ramírez Pérez studied at VFS Vancouver and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He was a resident at Schloss Ringenberg (NRW Scholarship, January – December 2018). His recent films have been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Julia Stoschek Collection Düsseldorf, Videonale.16 Bonn, Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Visions du Réel Nyon.
The entrance is free of charge.
Event partner – Skalvija cinema center.
Rupert programmes are supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.