For Sore Eyes [2006]

FOR SORE EYES by Anders Weberg

Video and Sound by Anders Weberg

Duration: 2min17sec

“For Sore Eyes” is another exploration of the ambivalence of the male gaze and gendered (dis)order.
It is a suggestive reflection of life in the pyrotechnic in sanatorium of consumerism freedom.
But what is really freedom?

“For Sore Eyes” est une autre exploration de l’ambivalente contemplation masculine et du (dés)ordre qu’elle engendre. C’est une réflexion suggestive sur la vie dans le sanatorium pyrotechnique de la liberté consumériste. Mais qu’est-ce que la liberté, réellement ?

Screenings // Exhibitions

2010 September 30 – October 10: PIXILERATIONS [v.7], First Works Festival, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
2010 August 10-17: VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival 2010 in Varna. Bulgaria.
2010 May 16: the Center For Contemporary Arts, Cinematheque, Manipulated Image #13, Santa Fe, USA.
2010 May 14-15: “VISITORS” International video art activity, (Municipal Center), Canakkale, Turkey.
2010 March 26-27: video under volcano, festival internazionale di videoarte, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy.
2010 March 11-12: Night Will Not Fall” at LAB gallery in Sollefteå, Sweden.
2010 February: What is you Gender?: Online exhibition at
2010 January 25-31: Festival Les Inattendus, 7ème édition, Lyon, France.
2009 December 1-14 2009: Kino Siska, curated by Michele Drascek, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2009 December 11: “Cinemascoop”, State-X New Forms, The Hauge, The Netherlands.
2009 November 20-30: Streaming festival International, the 4th edition.
2009 November 6: Act Art 7, Children of the Damned, Hidden, London, UK.
2009 October 29-31: Optica Festival Gijón, Spain.
2009 October 16-21: 18. dokument ART,European Filmfestival Neubrandenburg/Szczecin, Poland.
2009 September 24-26: Optica Festival Paris, Colegio Español, Paris, France.
2009 September 10-13: Optica Festival Córdoba, Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain.
2009 August 29: Visual Deflections, Corbet Place, London, UK.
2009 August 15: CIBERCEPCIÓN ,Festival Internacional de Videoarte Net Art y Musica Electrónica, Sucre, Bolivia.
2009 July 31- August 2: Yoveo International Video Festival, CVS Cultural Center, New York, US.
2009 July 17-18: Tramuntana09, Cadaqués, Spain.
2009 June 18-21: Performance Intermedia Festival, National Museum, Szczecin, Poland.
2009 May 21-31: Room Service Design, LOOP Video Art Festival, Barcelona.
2009 May 16: HEP2009 Ceramic Museum, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal.
2009 April 17-25: HEP2009 “LaSala” in Cigunuela, Spain.
2009 April 17: Terminal’s First Annual Short Video Festival, Clarksville, US.
2009 February 5-15: the 5th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany.
2009 February 13: Transfera Video Art program # 31, Madrid, Spain.
2009 February 3-14: AllArtNow 1st International video art festival, Damaskus, Syria.
2008 December: Minividfest 2, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
2008 October 4: Optica Festival, the Cervantes Institute, Paris, France.
2008 October15-19: Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2008 October: 5th Salon de Arte Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2008 September 20: Oculi Experimental Film Showcase, Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
2008 July 3 – 21: Celluloid Experiments 2008, Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada.
2008 June 15 -17: NEFF, Naresuan Experimental film Festival, Phitsanulok, Thailand.
2008 June 7 – 8: 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival “On Tour”, Phuket, Thailand.
2008 June 4-6: the 404 International Festival of Electronic Art 5th edition, Basel, Switzerland.
2008 June 4-7: NON STOP VIDEO ART, Formverk, Nyköping, Sweden.
2008 May 28 – 31: the 404 International Festival of Electronic Art 5th edition. Trieste, Italy.
2008 May 8 – 11: 5th Naoussa Film Festival, Naoussa, Macedonia Region, Greece.
2008 April 17-May 18: Digital Media, Valencia, Spain.
2008 March 26-30: 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.
2008 March 8-21: French Cultural Centre André Marraux, Sarajevo/Bosnia-Hercegovia.
2008 February 29: The Cineculture Club at California State University, Fresno, US.
2008 February 22-28: Nothern Wave Film Festival , Grundarfjörður, Iceland.
2008 February 15-17: CeC & CaC, The Academy of Electronic Art, New Delhi, India.
2007 December 7-9: «Video Art – Start from Zero», Festival Miden in Athens, Alekton artspace, Athens Greece.
2007 November 24: Xperimental Film & Animation Festival 6.0. Nicosia, Cyprus.
2007 November 21: 20th Instants Video Festival, Marseille, France.
2007 November 21: Laptopia experimental art festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2007 November 12 -17: IN-DIFFERENCE Festival, V.I.P.Art Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
2007 November 16-18: Optica: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art, Spain.
2007 November 15-17: NewMediaFest2007 & 3rd Digital Art Festival Rosario, Argentina.
2007 November 2-4: The Amsterdam Film eXperience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2007 November: Slowtime 2007 – Quicktime as an artistic medium.
2007 October: 00130Gallery, Korkeavuorenkatu 27 sisäpiha, Helsinki Finland
2007 October 27: Isfilmu Nakts (IN), Latvia.
2007 October 18-21:Transvisualia Mediascream 2007, Gdynia, Poland.
2007 August 28-31: New media, performance, video festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2007 August 4: FlashFlood: International Video Art Festival. Curated by Brookhart Jonquil
The Museum for Polydimensional Research , Tucson, Arizona, US.
2007 July: Festival Miden – Contemporary video art screenings in Kalamata, Greece.
2007 July: P’Silo / Festival Images Contre Nature Lices, Marseille, France.
2007 July: AEM Videoscreenings, CK Zamek, ul.SW.Marcin. Poland.
2007 June: Vertical Festival in Caldes de Montbui, Spain (Cartes Flux)
2007 May: a room (with a view) Arenbergschouwburg Antwerpen, Belgium.
2007 May: Simultan03, Video and New Media Festival, Timisoara, Romania.
2007 May: Film Festival 600, Stara Elektrama, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2007 April: Athens Video Art Festival 07, Athens, Greece.
2007 April: CARTES Flux, The Centre for Art and Technology CARTES, Espoo, Finland.
2007 April: Coachella Music and Arts Festival [PAM], Empire polo field, CA, US.
2007 April: artDC Art Fair [PAM], Washington D.C, US.
2007 April: Derapagé 7, Centre de Design, Montréal, Canada.
2007 March:, Gallery Fine Arts Academy, Trebinje, Bosnia – Hercegovina
2007 February: Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York
2007 February: Imagine Party Toronto, The Mod Room, Toronto, Canada.
Guest Curated by [PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine: Co-organized by Lee Wells,
Raphaele Shirley, Aaron Miller and Chris Borkowski
2006 December: ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO, Festival of new film and video., Novi Beograd, Serbia.
2006 December: Art| Basel, Miami, Florida, US.
2006 December: Scope Miami, Miami Florida, US.
2006 October: Scope London, England.
2006 September – Oktober: the Split Film Festival in Split, Croatia.
2006 Name Festival in Lille, France
2006 Scope Hampton Art Fair July, US.
2006 Scope New York Art Fair, US

2008: One of 26 finalist out of 1000 submissions on Metacafe shortfilm contest, Metafest.
2007: Selected for the Australian Tapeprojects DVD compilation and will be released in December.
2007 : Featured in Issue One of Atomic Unicorn, a new online magazine for art and new media
to be launched in the beginning of December 2007.
2007: Programmed at Art Channel – Television as Art, Paris, France.
2007: Part of the 00130gallery video library, Helsinki, Finland.



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