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SELECTION 07
Lices - between July 4 and July 7

           
selection 2007 / title :::: 58 films, 55 authors, 17 countries Australia/ Austria/ Belgium/ Canada/ China/ Colombia/ France/ Germany/ Italy/ Japan/ Netherlands/ Norway/ Portugal/ Russia/ Sweden/ United Kingdom/ USA/

sadescription (flick flight flimsy) Ernest Fenollosa
9mn32   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Ellen Zweig
In the parks in China, people practice Tai Chi, English and Chinese. Each in his language space is trying to see into the other space. Someone is embroidering the Chinese word "wen", which means language or culture. Machines make marks that look like language. A poet and a sinologist talk about Ernest Fenollosa, whose essay, "The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry" has been an inspiration to poets and an embarrassment to sinologists.
self-production
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sadescription A year
26mn   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Mark Street
A tattered diary film. Middle age concerns swirl around me in Brooklyn and follow to North Carolina, and New Orleans (before the storm) and back home again. Video journal entries mix with 35mm abstract film images, sublime and inviting, suggesting and elegy for celluloid. As friends drift away I retreat into myself. Solipsism beckons, and I stave it off, barely. I contemplate my body falling apart, my kids growing up, changes and disappearances.
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sadescription Another Hard Winter
8mn50   color & b/w   stereo   2007   Portugal
by Jonathan Franco
An unstoppable heart beating and the flapping wings of a hummingbird, lead to the thrills of passion that can drive us all towards pleasure, knowledge or peril. Immemorial voyages to the unknown are evocated. Departing and arriving. Conflict and territoriality. Unbalanced relationship between mankind and the surrounding nature is established. Destruction, constant rebuilding and faith are roots to the suspenseful tensions binding areas in transition. The ecotone.
self-production
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sadescription Body of war II
4mn37   color   stereo   2007   France
by Isabelle Schneider
War on all tv's. I keep you in mind.
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sadescription Burning Love II
3mn50   color   stereo   2005   Norway
by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
A little boy dressed up as a mix of an eunuch and a geisha is sitting singing and playing the accordion with his father. In some of the scenes the boy has a dog in his lap while he sings and gesticulates. The music in the video is a mixture of norvwegian folkmusic and the boy singing intensely false with improvised texts. There is no traditionnal narration except from the development of the music.
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sadescription Camarades
2mn   color   stereo   2006   Canada
by Victoria Stanton
In 1976, I travelled to the people’s Republic of China with a group of women. At the time I was using Kodachrome 35mm film. "Camarades" is a series of some of these images that have recently resurfaced in my memory.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Can I have 2 minutes of your time ?
2mn   color   stereo   2005   Austria
by Brigitta Bödenauer
Starting from the continuous filming of a clock's display for two minutes, The video was processed in a realtime-programming environment for video. The individual frames were then printed on paper and subsequently redrawn frame by frame in charcoal and oil paint. scanned back, the frames were animated as the final video.
self-production
distribution : sixpackfilm
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sadescription Cellular Activity : TANZ !
12mn30   color   sil   2006   USA
by Neil Needleman
The latest entry in my "Cellular Activity" series, shot at my daughter's ultra-orthodox Jewish wedding. This is NOT the wedding video my family thought they would get. But they should know me by now ! Care to tanz ?
self-production
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sadescription Chez Sacha
1mn44   color   stereo   2006   France
by Christophe Guérin
"At Sacha’s", smart shoemaker, an "au pair" girl tests a pair of yellow boots, but the salesman is not very concentrated because he hears voices.
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sadescription Climax
1mn10   b/w   stereo   2006   France
by Anthony Rousseau
A filmic construction guided by the translation of the anguishes and infantiles fears...
production : Vidéozarts
self-distribution
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sadescription D-CINÉ (3)
7mn44   color   stereo   2006   France
by Sylvain Legrand
Visuals weavings in variation.
self-production
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sadescription Die wand (trailer diagonale 2005)
1mn   b/w   stereo   2005   Austria
by Brigitta Bödenauer & Michael Strohmann
Film is scratching at... breaking out of... rubbing on... reality/the media... behind, the desire, the wall, the reality , the media, the hand, scratches, at the screen, breaks through, borders, breaks out, from media, into desire, back to reality.
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sadescription Dire avec les yeux
6mn04   b/w   stereo   2007   France
by Jean Paul Noguès
Your eyes. Yes, that’s it. Your eyes. It is your eyes that talk to me. Your eyes that tell me what. Your eyes that tell me that. That tell me they talk to me, that tell me they ear me, that tell me they wait for me. Your eyes that look at me. Yes, they are.
production : Endogène
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sadescription Disconnected
3mn   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Karl Lind
A woman sits waiting by the phone while a million tiny hearts break and a lonely song stiltedly plays over and over. Somehow, everything is much more one sided than we would like it to be.
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sadescription Dubus
4mn09   b/w   stereo   2005   Russia
by Alexei Dmitriev
A slow dance of the classical cinema to the music of Zelany Rashoho.
self-production
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sadescription Energie !
5mn   b/w   stereo   2007   Germany
by Thorsten Fleisch
The tv/video comes alive by a controlled beam of electrons in the cathode ray tube. For "Energie !" an uncontrolled high voltage discharge of approx. 30000 volts exposes photographic paper which is then arranged in time to create new visual systems of electron organization.
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sadescription Et puis l'amour
14mn44   color   stereo   2007   Belgium
by Catherine Menoury
To stroke a dog, to caress. To caress as a sign of tenderness. To caress someone with the hand, with the lips, to pamper, to cuddle, to hug, to kiss. To caress, to touch lightly, to skim, to fondle, to pat, to tickle, to titillate, to touch, to paw, to penetrate.
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sadescription Exploration
18mn45   color   stereo   2006   France
by Johanna Vaude
"Exploration" : scientific images of the inner human body, of the galaxies and the constellations, used and transformed into a poetic journey from the infinitely small to the infinitely big...
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sadescription For Sore Eyes
2mn17   color   stereo   2006   Sweden
by Anders Weberg
"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 sanatarium of consumerism freedom. But what is really freedom ?
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sadescription Fugue
18mn30   color   stereo   2007   Russia
by Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov
The young people who have come to the early music concert instead of taking pleasure from instrument fine sounding, have to struggle with a wind forced by the organ into the music hall. The air streams subjected to musical impulses, run into a listener in spite of his will. Voices are not audible, but they sometimes break through noise of the wind and music. Force of an air influence gives compound psychophysical experiences. Something tries to establish a certain transcendental dialogue which sets in for a moment, but then disappears … At one time the wind accompanied by low monotonous organ noise, brings motionless sitting people to certain unconsciousness, to mad activity: fight is started at the concert.
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sadescription Genesis
6mn20   color   stereo   2006   Canada
by Sébastien Pesot
Read by an astronaut from Apollo 8 mission, the video is inspired by a text from the bible which describes the beginning of the universe. The idea of the genesis becomes the motive for a reflection on artistic creation as well as the desire of human beings needing to re-create its environnement.
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sadescription House of Tomorrow (La maison de demain)
3mn   color   stereo   2005   Germany
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The "House of Tomorrow" is the house of one's identity, it does not need to be a concrete house or building, but represents a secure and protected place where people can stand for what they are and represent, a human being. And this human may have many identities in different fields, the sexual identity represents only one among many others.
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sadescription Infinite Trajectory
12mn23   color & b/w   stereo   2005   Germany
by Christin Bolewski
"Infinite Trajectory" is an audiovisual essay inspired by a text of the French Philosopher Jean Baudrillard dealing with topics of a post-modern society : Electronic mass media collapse space and time barriers in human communication, enabling us to interact and live on a global scale, where we are losing the identity of ourselves and the concept of space.
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sadescription Kaizer
10mn19   color   stereo   2006   Japan
by Kotaro Tanaka
Pictures watched in "Kaizer" panorama don't have the notion of the beginning and the ending as they are represented in cycles. In this movie, deformation doesn't mean drawing but is kept as the sign of the motion.
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sadescription Last Request
12mn   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Neil Needleman
Dada was a Dadaist, and that drove him to business. Now, a dying old man, a wildly successful international business tycoon watches one of his free-spirited father’s bizarre videos and talks about his contentious relationship with his late dad. Their relationship was one of art versus commerce ; the love ambiguity and surprise versus the need for order and defined meaning. Then again, this maybe this is just pure gibberish.
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sadescription Le bonheur
21mn45   color   stereo   2007   Belgium
by Gaël Bentein
Dark man is very bad. I meet him. He calls Pierre Merejkowsky. The second fragment of the third cycle : the becoming, with a gothique suspence, is base on a unulicidable mystery.
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sadescription Le Couple
1mn15   color   stereo   2006   France
by Kennedy JAMES
Video work about the notions of time and couple.
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sadescription Les Mille et Un Soleils de Pigalle
30mn   color   mono   2007   France
by Marcel Mazé
Experimental documentary. Two young Maghrebins gigolos speak about their repetitive and miserable naugty life in underground botton of Pigalle’s sex shops in Paris. In counterpoint the sordid corridors, gloryholes, and always, pornographic movies. Any affection is banned.
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sadescription Let it go
4mn15   color   stereo   2007   France
by Houssam Harfouche
My body is here, my saoul lives elsewhere... words still unfounded.
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sadescription Mannequins Harlequin
2mn45   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Jodie Mack
A stroboscopic dance party.
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sadescription Memoriam (Le Souvenir)
2mn29   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Dan Nadaner
"Memoriam" is a video about loss and the presence of multiple realities in the mind at any one time. It contrasts a torrential storm and an idyllic day, the present and the past, the direct view and the view interpreted by memory and the video apparatus.
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sadescription Mini-series
11mn47   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Kara Hearn
"Mini-series" is a chain of events drawn from stories, dreams, first-hand experiences, and fantasies. Each scene utilizes the techniques of cinema the simplest possible ways to create narratives that are stripped of everything but the pathos inherent in the medium. The artist worked alone, playing every role and using whatever props and costumes were on hand.
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sadescription Mois
5mn40   color   stereo   2007   France
by Brigitte Perroto
When I was a little girl, I used to write letters to myself in the future.
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sadescription Motion Exercises
9mn20   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Flame Schon
Motion Exercises. Part1 - "Public Service Announcements" - 13 tiny short text "messages" such as come on regular TV programming, then follows the program "Daughter of Dada Returns" the first in a series of new episodes "to be continued" comic book style, bringing my original concept D of D into the present moment.
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sadescription One to One
3mn33   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Carol Pereira
Two individuals move inside one costume while is performers invite themselves to the dance.
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sadescription Onion
5mn23   color & b/w   stereo   2006   United Kingdom
by Paul Abbott
A selection of what was noticed over a period time (undermined).
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sadescription Oprahagogo
5mn30   color   stereo   2005   Australia
by Scott Morrison
When she says yo ! then ladies in the studio "go go go !!"
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sadescription Paysage avec miroir
7mn   color   stereo   2006   Colombia
by Inés Wickmann
A glance reflected in the mirror is watching the metamorphosis of an intimate, oneiric and underground landscape.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Pedestrians
5mn17   color   stereo   2006   United Kingdom
by Sérgio Cruz
"Pedestrians" is a documentary (video dance) about a subtle observation of an unintentional “dance”, drawing comparisons between dancer (performer) and pedestrian, the universe of pedestrian movements, the spontaneity and the real. I was interested in the observation (voyeurism), being a collector of events, a sort of curator who editing singles out, lines up and shows off events.
self-production
distribution : Andar Filmes
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sadescription Pledge
6mn   color & b/w   stereo   2006   USA
by Ann Steuernagel
"Pledge" is a found footage piece created from a collection of obscure, Vietnam war era documentaries. The material is sadly timeless and provides one with an abstract medium to ruminate about war and, hopefully, peace.
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sadescription Porto pour moi
4mn15   color   stereo   2005   France
by Renan Larzul
"Porto pour moi" (Porto for me) is the crossing of a city as a recluse, on a love song of Amalia Rodrigues… The desire of discovering architecture, spaces, colors, atmosphere of streets… offers to the spectator an animated postcard...
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sadescription Psycho(s)
12mn   color & b/w   stereo   2005   China
by Yuk-Yiu IP & ST
"Psycho(s)" is a live remix of Alfred Hitchcok’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s remake in 1998. Running on custom software that edits the films in real-time, "Psycho(s)" juxtaposes and condenses the two films that were made almost 40 years apart into a hypnotic stream of mirror images. The images and sounds, drifting in and out of sync, create a perpetual state of cinematic déjà vu that haunts and confuses both the original and its double. "Psycho(s)" recycles the original narratives, forming new poetic associations in an endless cycle of parallel edits.
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sadescription Ritratto di famiglia (Family portrait)
5mn   color & b/w   stereo   2006   Italy
by Carlo Cagnasso
A man goes out of his house and begins to run. A woman walks along a market. Two children doze on the carpet.
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sadescription Sans statut
2mn19   color   stereo   2006   Canada
by Victoria Stanton
Sounds and slogans were recorded in Paris in 2005 during, among others, a political rally for people without citizenship papers. The video explores the relationship between demonstration and architecture.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Sarajevo
1mn20   color   stereo   2006   France
by HELLAIMORTH
Key for the paint of the same name.
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sadescription Secrètement au bord du monde
2mn50   color   stereo   2007   France
by François Paris
Juxtaposing my felt literary, aesthetic, I compose my video starting from my photographs like a dialogue making the echo with various narrative approaches, where poetry takes precedence over anything else, having for vocation to detect a signifiant and “extraordinary” fitting of the world. A writing of “wavering” through the details of the life, all is pretext with the metaphor and the poetry of the things.
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sadescription Sönemböör
12mn40   color   stereo   2006   France
by Samuel Bester
Fifth volet of a work started in 1996 on the island Sylt (North Germany) to evoke by image and sound the fragility of the landscape and the feelings we can have regarding a place which disappearance is announced.
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sadescription TGV 231
9mn   color   stereo   2006   France
by Didier Feldmann
"TGV 231" is the conceptual following of "Pacific 231" directed by Jean Mitry in 1949. It’s a travel of the TGV “machine” Paris and Avignon where are mixed figurative, Constructivist and Futurist esthetics. Speed, energy, moves, landscapes, time, frequencies, infrastructures : during this travel the semantical of the distance are combined to give sense and sensations.
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sadescription The beautiful garden
4mn15   color   stereo   2007   Portugal
by Jonathan Franco
The garden that is a mere scenario to five old black and white anonymous photographs, attempts to capture a moment between a father and his three children, assumes now the core of all attentions, becoming dominant in splendour and life. The human issue reveals to be secondary and almost a background. The journey thru nature ends with footage of a garden I believe to be the same one where the pictures were taken decades ago.
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sadescription Trains and Dreams (L'imaginaire à la gare)
1mn21   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Dan Nadaner
Train rides and dreams both can involve an escape, a search, or a wandering. This is a video of trains stations, lost days, drifting in the bay, and the persistence of imagery in the mind.
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sadescription Two thousand walls (a song for jayyous)
6mn23   color   mono   2006   Belgium
by Peter Snowdon
Night. A terrace on a hillside. Children’s voices. A poem. A song. A fragment of time, a moment out of time. Gostly figures, as if struggling to exist, even here, in their own land. Experimental documenrtary, filmede in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories.
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sadescription Un gars, une fille... et Dieu !
5mn   color   mono   2005   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
Oh ! my god (miché !)
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sadescription Under twilight
5mn   color   stereo   2006   France
by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Beauty and/or destruction.
self-production
distribution : HEURE EXQUISE !
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sadescription Untitled trilogy
7mn   color   stereo   2005   Norway
by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
The piece is about language. A mental language, a physical language and a visual language. Foreign languages is used to strenghthen the visual esthetics, the language gets another role than directly communicative. The voices creates an intimate scene. The foreign languages creates a distance to the texts which are intense and disturbingly. It underlines the fiction and the staging of the work.
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sadescription Urban Surfing
1mn30   color   stereo   2007   Netherlands
by Marina Chernikova
The artist attempts to translate perceived energy (of the city) into energized perception by means of a stream of images in which the spectator has no alternative but to immerse himself completely as into a wave. The generally accepted representation of a city as a homogeneous, clearly structured unified whole gives way to a dynamic, fragmentary and individual perception of the urban environment.
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sadescription Vaisseau fantôme
11mn   color & b/w   stereo   2005   Canada
by Anna Woch & Simone Rapisarda
The impossible return of an immigrant to the country of his chilhood.
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sadescription Vihr
4mn12   color   stereo   2006   Canada
by Nelly-Eve Rajotte
Architectural elements, rain, passers-by on an esplanade-all overlap and intersect against a musical excerpt from Brian Eno's "Music for Airport".
self-production
distribution : Perte de signal
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sadescription What I saw on October 32, 1988
8mn30   color   mono   2006   USA
by Neil Needleman
October 32, 1988 was a good day to see light, shadow, color, movement, people, buildings, smoke, air, trains, and everything else. I’m glad I witnessed it all with my camcorder at the ready. And I’m happy I rediscovered these images 18 years after I captured them and finally had the time to edit them. This is a brief video poem to be enjoyed on a bright sunny day.
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