GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE
INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

presented by
Clemens Wilhelm

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is a traveling video festival which was initiated by artist
Clemens Wilhelm (Berlin) in 2011.

Screening locations:
Frequency Time Group, Chengdu (CN),
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI), Chongqing (CN),
Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing (CN),
SIM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (IS),
Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam (NL),
Buitenwerkplaats Artist Residency, Starnmeer (NL),
Titanik Gallery, Turku (FI),
Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki (FI),
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn (EST)
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK)
Babel Art Space, Trondheim (NO)
Small Projects, Tromsö (NO)
NOD Gallery, Prague (CZ)
Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo (NO)


A proverb tells us that "the grass is always greener on the other side", reminding us that distant locations always appear greater than they are when seen from afar. But where is this other side in the 21th century? When traveling physically, one often cannot escape the feeling that places are becoming more similar, more commodified, more corporate-ruled. The omnipresent digital medium video travels via internet around the globe and stimulates international dialogue across borders like no other visual art medium at the moment. A new generation of video artists speaks up:

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE presents a selection of international video artists whose work reflects the issues of the globalized generation. GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE does not present videos on a specific theme, but shows a collage image of the subconscious of our present. Personal and global issues clash as the individual struggles with society. Often humoristic or absurdist approaches are used to come to terms with not-so-funny topics.

Expect videos about the pitfalls of relationships, the search for the perfect self and the perfect body, the delusions of consumerism, the invisibility of death, the failure of humans to construct useful machines, the thin line between entertainment and news, the loss of the real, and how to still be an artist after all.

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is a traveling video festival initiated by artist Clemens Wilhelm (Berlin) in 2011. Since then it showed at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing (CN), Sichuan Fine Arts Insitute, Chongqing (CN), Frequency Time Group, Chengdu (CN), SIM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (IS), Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam (NL), Buitenwerkplaats Artist Residency, Starnmeer (NL), Titanik Gallery, Turku (FI), Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki (FI), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn (EST), Glasgow School of Art (UK), Babel Art Space, Trondheim (NO), Small Projects, Tromsö (NO), NOD Gallery, Prague (CZ), and Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo (NO).


GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is non-profit and artist-run, made possible by the generous support of the featured artists and the hosting institutions.