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PROGRAM IDENTITY 2006
Lices - June 28, 17h30 & June 30, 20h30
9 films - 65mn

sadescription Icarus - A Yearning To Fly
2mn27   color   stereo   2006   Norway
by Eva Drangsholt
"Icarus - A Yearning To Fly" shows a middle-aged man in a park attempting the impossible.
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sadescription The Slippery Mountain
8mn30   color   stereo   2005   Russia
by Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov
The youth of the modern society are geographically remote from the military operations that take place one the world’s periphery. But they are trying to simulate such psychologically extreme situations. In film a group of extremity-minded people are explicitly imitating a collective execution by a firing squad in a mountain. The sight of the extreme performance will remind a curious spectator of the horror of the formely endured nightmare, in which the spectator had to climb up and roll down a steep slope, as well as the punishment of mythic Sisyphus. The modern extreme games of youth are the very potentially useful work the outputs of which are useless in the framework of the existing society, and the work itself is endless. But as Camus believed, a struggle to reach the top is sufficient to fill one heart with hope.
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sadescription Yellow
6mn35   color   stereo   2005   USA
by Rini Yun Keagy
This film is a dream that, unlike most dreams, occurs in the confines of a single space -a swimming pool- somewhere in history, memory, or imagination. In a series of vignettes, women and men emerge in parade or as unconscious automatons. They view, sense or speak to one another throught subconscious mechanisms, and they disappear and reapper as interchangeable entities.
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sadescription Nam June Paik's Fingerprints
5mn47   b/w   mono   2006   USA
by Taly & Russ Johnson
In the 1970's, Nam June Paik recorded TV commercials on several reels of AVvideotape. He pressed “record” when a TV commercial was starting and “Stop” when the program started creating “deck edits”. Our piece is from these reels. We removed the complete ads and left only his deck edits. Using his footage, we have removed content leaving only the actual parts of him. We used only the deck edits, start ups and artifacts made with the AV decks. On these tapes he recorded TV ads leaving out the TV shows. We now have removed the rest and left only Paik. Leaving only the human input time-- condensing the tape and expanding the Paik. Expanding his time...
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sadescription All Shall Be Well
5mn34   color   stereo   2006   Norway
by Eva Drangsholt
Through media images of international conflicts and stirring music. "All Shall Be Well" takes the viewers on a tour of hope, ancient promises, and contemporary realities.
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sadescription All Together Now
4mn   color   stereo   2005   USA
by Carol Pereira
Four individuals moving. They follow a trail through a forest. Aomori, Japan 2005
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sadescription Rouge
4mn15   color   stereo   2005   France
by Brigitte Perroto
The RGB images open the dark wall as light gives the world its colours. Our body is projected, unseen being, in all that we perceive. The world is grey and silent. Eyes and ears invent sounds and colours. Bertrand Russell.
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sadescription Flux
11mn   color   stereo   2005   Brazil
by Kika Nicolela & Suzy Okamoto
A body defies exterior; wanders through the path from the imoptency to the vital force. A red tissue wraps it and cuts it from the rest of the world. The body gradually fuses with the elements around it- a clay building, a valley, a river - striving to balance the inner and outer world.
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sadescription Seven Scenes for Seven Brothers
13mn14   color   stereo   2005   USA
by Kara Hearn
The video is made up of a series of seven scene reenactments from mainstream movies chosen for their combination of emotional drama and masculine heroism. I shot them simply in my apartment completely alone playing all the parts with whatever props and costumes were on hand. The result is an obsessive examination of gender identity, heroism, cultural expression, and the silly but powerful mythology of mainstream cinema.
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