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PROGRAM PERCEPTION 2006
Lices - June 29, 20h30 & July 1, 16h
13 films - 73mn

sadescription Quasi-Objects/Cinematic N.04
3mn43   color   stereo   2005   Italy
by Lorenzo Oggiano
A practice of organic re-design that aims to stimulate thought and dialogue about the progressive relativisation of natural forms of life as a result of techno-biological evolution. The "Quasi-Objects" cycle, initiated in 2003 and still in progress, is composed of photographic and videographic materials generated with the assistance of 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. "Cinematic n.04" (2005) is the third video of the cycle.
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sadescription boop-oop-a-doop
5mn16   color   stereo   2004   Sweden
by Sachiko Hayashi
”boop-oop-a-doop” is an observation and investigation of our daily life and plays with three different elements : creation of identity, media culture, and our own desire to be somebody else. By taking up two prominent figures in mass media culture, namely Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop, the project focuses on how these three elements intermingle with each other, re-enforcing each element each time. Marilyn Monroe became an icon of the 20th century. She represented sensualism, sweetness and vulnerability, indeed all the characteristics that were and still are recognised as ”desirable” for a woman. She is the ultmate female whom both men and women equally adore and idolise; men wish to be with her and women desire to be like her. This ”wish/desire” is probably what keeps Marilyn Monroe still ”alive” as one of the biggest icons even 40 years after her death...
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sadescription When I let go
6mn   color   stereo   2006   Portugal
by Jonathan Franco
A child walks thru a garden and seems to vanish into the ever dominant nature that surrounds her.
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sadescription View From Above
2mn11   color & b/w   mono   2005   USA
by Dan Nadaner
"View From Above" is a meditation on seeing as it is mediated through digital video. A moving image of a beach is seen, and then seen again several times to take a closer look at the gestures and visual formations of individuals within the scene. As the close-ups become more extreme, the nature of the video medium and its digital structure become more extreme, the nature of the video medium and its digital structure becomes an actor...
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sadescription 05.10.38
5mn36   color   stereo   2005   Sweden
by Anders Weberg
"05.10.38" examines the inner journey of a soul searching protagonist. We encounter a semi-surrealistic theme that, in a almost cliche-like manor, high-lights the ambivalence of the male gaze and gendered (dis)order. Through digital filtering effects, a certain suggestive aesthetic is conjured forth.The film deals with questions of identity and belonging and the blurring of boundaries. It is a sombre and suggestive reflection of life in the pyrotechnic insanitarium of consumerism freedom.
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sadescription Glass Syringe
2mn35   color   stereo   2006   Netherlands
by Fat Controller
She showed me her world in a glass syringe She said that no-one understands The beauty of a woman in the body of a man...
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sadescription Layers of Cognition
5mn07   color   mono   2005   Israel
by Guli Silberstein
The video is depicting a dark world of perception, trying to capture what is not there, breaking away from the concrete notion of sight and sound, and creating an amplitude of cognition, where attention is diverted to unexpected places - "As we move from the more conscious aspects of interpreting messages toward the more unconscious processes of perception we seem to be shifting our levels of abstraction from the more concrete towards the more abstract" (Gregory Bateson).
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sadescription The Train to Heaven
7mn06   color   mono   2006   India
by Yousuf Saeed
Deriving from the images and sounds of the contemporary Muslim culture of India, this short film celebrates the spirit of popular faith and its expression by the faithful. Using the allegory of a train journey, the song and the images from devotional posters weave a tapestry of the popular Indian Islam and its folklore. Among the most vibrant examples of popular visual art found in Indian towns and villages are the religious posters and calendars depicting deities, saints, and places of worship, sold at shops or roadside stalls near religious shrines, and adorned at walls inside homes, shops, or in worship-corners. The modern printing press and the mass production industry have transformed this art form into a full-fledged mass culture, characterized by its own popular aesthetics, the depiction of the folklore, and the marketing devices.
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sadescription Stumble
3mn52   color   sil   2006   Portugal
by Jonathan Franco
Fragment by fragment an image is revealed: two children sitting in a mysterious garden laugh when the photographer stumbles. The camera shakes and a picture is taken at that exact moment.
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sadescription rosée nocturne
7mn   b/w   stereo   2006   France
by Jean Paul Noguès
On a scorching summer night, a quiet female sleep enchanted by the earth and flesh matrix fluids.
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sadescription Fuck the Machine
4mn14   color   stereo   2006   Netherlands
by Fat Controller
The clue is in the title. Fuck the Machine is both a protest against the poxy state of the world and a celebration of man’s relationship with technology.
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sadescription Betty Creek
5mn   color   stereo   2005   USA
by Robbie Land
"Betty Creek" is a film constructed of material collected from a location in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Various items such as dirt, plant life, audio, and timed lapse images of it’s nightlife have been gathered and applied to the celluloid using numerous methods in order to provide a projected sense of the "Betty Creek" environment.
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sadescription Exit
9mn35   color   stereo   2005   France
by Gérard Cairaschi
There is only one true and definite way out of this world, but countless are the stories and representations, passages or journeys, towards the other, dreamed or feared, side - multitudes of other imaginary worlds which live inside of us; places, objects and beings of our existence, of our transposed world which is inhabited by our dreams.
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