“The more that I see the less that I know for sure”
- John Lennon

The I SEE International Video Art Festival is an initiative of the German artists Constantin Hartenstein and Clemens Wilhelm.
After touring with their festivals GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE (Clemens Wilhelm) and BERLINER (Constantin Hartenstein)
in the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, they team up and present a new and exciting
video art program in China. I SEE consists of both an International and a German program, presenting the video works of 20
artists. It will be screened in China’s most vibrant art capitals Chongqing, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Beijing.

The word “video” derives from the Latin word “videre” and simply means “I see”. We very often use the phrase “I see” in
conversations to communicate to our partner that we understand what is being said. We also utter it in moments of sudden
recognition: “I see!” Video is the most prominent medium of our time. Most people under the age of 40 grew up with it and
cannot remember a time before video. Nowadays, videos spread around the globe via the internet in split seconds.
They influence us immediately, cause diverse reactions, and can even change the course of world politics. Pixelated amateur
videos have entered our news programs. Video has revolutionized the way in which we all document our lives. Every aspect
of life - important or not - is being captured on video. It comes as no surprise that this powerful medium has interested artists
from the moment of its invention.
But what is it that we see? What are we so desperately or enthusiastically trying to capture? What is the medium video telling
us about our present, or about us? Could it be true that the more we see the less we know for sure?

- Constantin Hartenstein & Clemens Wilhelm


Organhaus Art Space | Chongqing
器.Haus艺术空间, 重庆

07/09/2013 & 08/09/2013
2013年9月7日 2013年9月8日

International Program, 7.30pm
German Program, 7.30pm

A4 Contemporary Arts Center | Chengdu
A4当代艺术中心, 成都


International Program, 10am - 12am
国际项目,10am - 12am
German Program, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
德国项目,1.30pm - 3.30pm

Rockbund Art Museum | Shanghai
外滩美术馆, 上海


International Program, 7pm

WhereWhere Art Space | Beijing
哪里哪里艺术空间, 北京


International Program, 7pm

All Locations: Free Entry