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2011, 23'20", video 16:9, color, stereo, English subtitles, HDV
WITH THE SUPPORT OF - Province of West Flanders, Be-Part Platform for Contemporary Art, SPES Foundation, European Cultural Foundation / Step Beyond, Open Society Institute, Flemish Community, Akos Cultural NGO   DISTRIBUTION & PRESERVATION - ARGOS Centre for Art and Media

Emerging at dawn, the Ararat twin mountains seem to be in dialogue. Subtitles appear on screen as silent voices from the past commenting on the landscape. They stem from testimonies of survivors from both sides of the Turkish-Armenian conflict, from both sides of the mountains. The landscape talks to the audience like a witness, and reveals the closed and military controlled border zone between both neighbours. The iconic, holy mountains, symbol of the Armenian nation and defining its identity, now belong to Turkey and are located right behind the closed border, still dominating the landscape. Looking from Armenian perspective, left and right have switched by mirroring the image. It suggests the impossible view for Armenians from the western side, referring to an era long gone, to times when historical Armenia was one. The image relocates both mountains, like the people living around them were relocated during the genocide of 1915. While the landscape exposes slowly, relocation reflects on identity, and the way it is defined by land(scape) and memory.
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Without Pause, Dialogues - LOOP Festival, Barcelona (ES), 2016, curator Imma Prieto
Unfinished Histories: Limes - Voyages de frontière - Médiathèque - Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève, Geneva (CH), 2015, curator Andrea Cinel
SLOW (36h) - Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges (BE), 2014
Possest(s) - Greylight Projects, Brussels (BE), 2014, curators Stéfan Piat & Guy Giraud
Memory Migration - Now & After International Video Art Festival, Moscow (RU), 2014
Beyond the Dutch Mountains Video Festival - Dutch Mountain Film Festival Side Programme, Heerlen (NL), 2014
Impressions from the Caucasus - The Caucasus - From Sea to Sea, Pianofabriek, Brussels (BE), 2014
Love as seen by Jan Gogola - 4 Elements 15th Summer Film Seminar, Banská Stiavnica (SK), 2013
Parallel Events: Exhibitions - Panazorean International Film Festival, Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands (PT), 2013
La condition narrative - Art Souterrain, Montréal (CA), 2013, curator Alexandra Laudo
La condició narrativa - La Capella, Barcelona (ES), 2012, curator Alexandra Laudo
International Competition - Short Films - Doclisboa International FIlm Festival, Lisbon (PT), 2012
Cinema Without Border - One Shot International Short Film Festival, Yerevan (AM), 2012
Les Confessions - Lieux-Communs Platform for Contemporary Art, Saint-Loup church, Namur (BE), 2012
Market Screening: ARGOS - International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (DE), 2012
Pieter Geenen - Winner Art'Contest 2011 - Museum of Ixelles, Brussels (BE), 2012
From the Other Side - European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück (DE), 2012
Experiment 6 - Experiments in Cinema v7.9, Albuquerque (US), 2012
DINAMO Press & Industry Screenings 4 - Spectrum Shorts, International Film Festival, Rotterdam (NL), 2012
Isfth Outlines - Streaming Festival, The Hague (NL), 2011
International Selection - Independent Category - Bandits-Mages Festival, Bourges (FR), 2011
European Competition - dokumentArt European Film Festival for Documentaries, Neubrandenburg (DE) / Szczecin (PL), 2011
Art/Experimental - Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (UK), 2011
Art'Contest 2011 - Espace Black Box, Brussels (BE), 2011
EX-Now 4 - EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul (KR), 2011
Memory - Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Pärnu (EE), 2011
Expositions - FIDMarseille International Documentary Film Festival, Galerie Montgrand/Ecole Supérieures des Beaux-Arts, Marseille (FR), 2011
FLUXUS Gallery - FLUXUS International Film Festival on the Internet, SESC Pompeia, São Paulo (BR), 2011
Shorts Program 6 - Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago (US), 2011
International Program 1 - Media City Film Festival, Windsor (CA), 2011
The Other Side - Courtisane Festival, Ghent (BE), 2011
Distant Montage - Ecole régionale des beaux-arts, Valence (FR), 2011, curator Vincent Meessen
Mekhitar Garabedian - Pieter Geenen - Slavs and Tatars: Le Mont Analogue - Be-Part Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (BE), 2011, curator Bram Van Damme
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Doclisboa 2012 - Award for Best Short Film of the International Competition, Special Mention
dokumentART 2011 - Honourable Mention
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Colección Inelcom Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid (ES)