Kordon Artist Film Festival (KOFF)


Kordon Artist Film Festival (KOFF) will take place on 4.– 5.08.2022 in Kordon Artist Residency in Kärdla, Hiiumaa. KOFF's focus is on experimental audiovisual works and artists moving image practice. The 2022 festival features poetic documentaries by Diana Tamane (EE/LV) and Julie Pfleiderer (DE/BE) which deal with an identity of a place, focusing mainly on the relationship between a person and an environment. Both films are characterized by the filmmakers' personal (family) ties with their subjects. The films will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. In parallel to the film programme the video work ‘Double Exposure’ by Ingel Vaikla (EE/BE) filmed in Slavutych, Ukraine in 2019 can be viewed in the Kordon Container Gallery. Donations for the support of war refugees in Ukraine will be collected during the festival.

Thursday, 4th of August
20:00 Doors are open: possibility to visit Kordon Container Gallery video work 'Double Exposure', open bar
21:00 Screening of Julie Pfleiderer’s new film (40min)
21:45 Kordon Artist Talk: conversation between filmmaker Julie Pfleidereriga and filmmaker, KORDON co-curator Ingel Vaikla. Conversation takes place in English.

Friday, 5th of August 
20:00 Doors are open: possibility to visit Kordon container gallery video work 'Double Exposure', open bar
21:00 Screening of Diana Tamane’s new film 'Under the Same Sky' (54min)
21:45 Kordon Artist Talk: conversation between artist Diana Tamane and filmmaker, Kordon co-curator Ingel Vaikla. Conversation takes place in Estonian.

Diana Tamane was born in Riga, and lives and works between Tartu and Riga. Her works are based on personal stories that mostly take shape through the collecting and assembling of her own daily experiences, impressions, habits and memories, as well as those of her relatives.

“As a basis for my photographic and video works I use autobiographical elements - memory, everyday routines and personal events. The constant measuring of the intimate distances, the exploration of the places where I belong and the questioning of my own identity are the processes that link my existence and my artistic practice. Often I am interested in what is broken or not functional, quiet tensions in the communication between people. I use daily events and inner conflicts as a tool to reflect on contemporary life. Starting with tiny movements and awkward gestures I am following long roads from the East to the West of Europe and my family members are often the main characters in my work. Through narratives of my family I want to show different social processes and movements of today, creating a portrait of the contemporary society.”

Tamane graduated from the Tartu Art College (BA), the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels (MA) and HISK post-academic residency programme in Ghent. Her works have been exhibited at Kyiv Biennial 2021, the first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia), Tartu Art Museum, Estonian Contemporary Art Museum (Estonia), S.M.A.K Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgium), Winterthur Museum (Switzerland), Kathmandu Triennale (Nepal), Surplus Space (China) and elsewhere. 

Julie Pfleiderer is a multimedia artist based between Berlin and Brussels.  She is working across the boundaries of performance, experimental film and sound art. In her work Julie Pfleiderer explores the border of documentary and fiction. She is interested in the shift where fiction becomes truth and truth starts to be fictional. Julie enjoys collaborative processes where different media and approaches are put in dialogue to create friction out of permanent differentiation. Julie Pfleiderer has directed theater and performance shows in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium: HAU Berlin (DE), Freischwimmer Festival Sophiensaele Berlin (DE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Gessnerallee Zurich (CH), Vienna Schauspielhaus (AU), Staatstheater Mainz (DE), Schauspielhaus Wuppertal (DE), Troubleyn//Jan Fabre, Antwerpen (BE), Kaaitheater Brussels (BE) and Steirischer Herbst Graz (A) ‘Theater Heute’ - the magazine named him the most talented young director in 2007. His last show SAFE in collaboration with composer Oxana Omelchuk and Ictus Ensemble toured in Belgium, Germany and Austria in 2019-2021.

Ingel Vaikla is a visual artist with roots from Hiiumaa island who is currently based in Brussels. Vaikla’s practice focuses on the relationship between place, identity and its users, and the representation of space in photography, video and film. She is in constant search for visual language that would not simply observe architecture as aesthetic sculptural form but would explore the existential, conceptual and ideological qualities it can convey. She believes that buildings do not only provide shelter, they are also a mental mediation between the world and us. Her films ‘The House Guard’, ‘Roosenberg’, ‘Double Exposure’, ‘Papagalo, What’s the Time?’ and ‘EUR42’ have been screened at film festivals and art institutions such as IDFA in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) in Tallinn, Tramway in Glasgow, Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Manifesta 13 in Marseille, EMAF in Osnabrück, Videonale in Bonn etc. Vaikla has also been curating numerous artist film screenings in various institutions in Estonia and abroad. She is currently a Phd-researcher at PXL-MAD/UHasselt. Ingel is a co-founder of Kordon Artist Residency and curator of Kordon Artists Film Festival KOFF.

Contact: Ingel Vaikla / ingel(ät)kordon.ee

Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Visual and Applied Arts & Hiiumaa expertgroup; Sika Estonia; Interstudio.

Back to top