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Jakarta Post

Andreas Treske: Learning about cultures through film

  • Bambang Muryanto


Yogyakarta   /   Thu, September 22 2011   /  05:00 am

In the center room at the Indonesian Visual Art Archives (IVAA) in Keparakan, Yogyakarta, youths engaged in documentary filmmaking sat in a circle.

A tall man in a white T-shirt, seemingly plagued by the oppressive heat, watched from the corner.That man was Andreas Treske, a theoretician, media artist and filmmaker who once lectured at Bilkent University in Ankara and is now assistant professor at Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey. A familiar name in the film business, his short pictures have frequently been featured at various international film festivals.

The German gentleman was providing his input at a filmmaking workshop as the final agenda of the Video Vortex#7 program, a satellite meeting of the Video Vortex Network in conjunction with the recently concluded Cellsbutton#5 — Institutional Cells program of the Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival 2011.