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SELECTION 2018
Videodrome 2/ 49 Cours Julien 13006 Marseille tel. 33 4 91 42 75 41
between 4 and 7 July
programs animated, space, identity, long, movement, perception, sense & time


           
selection 2018 / title :::: 83 films, 83 authors, 26 countries Argentina/ Belgium/ Brazil/ Canada/ China/ Croatia/ Denmark/ Ecuador/ France/ Germany/ Hungary/ India/ Iran/ Italy/ Japan/ Netherlands/ New Zealand/ Norway/ Poland/ Portugal/ South Africa/ Spain/ Switzerland/ Thailand/ United Kingdom/ USA/




sadescription (No) We, I, Myself and Them?
8mn55   color   stereo   2017   Germany
by Christin Bolewski
A digital video scroll – an intercultural remediation, genre mix and remake of an ancient Chinese hand scroll of a cityscape and poses questions about the relationship between the individual and society struggling between tradition and cultural progress by using contemporary and historical documentary video footage recorded at Tianamen Square in Beijing.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription 165708
6mn37   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Canada
by Josephine Massarella
Shot in 16mm B&W lm using single frame photography, 165708 employs in-camera techniques and chemical manipulation of processed lm to produce an eidetic study of temporal elasticity. Stop motion, icker, tinting, toning, combined with cycles of alternating exposed frames, imbue the work with a rhythmic magnetism, apparent both in the tempo and the aesthetic of the images. Music by Graham Stewart.
self-production
distribution : CFMDC
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sadescription 3 peonies
3mn13   color   stereo   2017   USA
by Stephanie Barber
A brief, poetic 16mm film on a simple sculptural action. What becomes apparent is the humor possible in material interactions and the tender and sometimes melodramatic symbolism of cut flowers. What begins as a reverence for natural beauty ends up pointing towards the abstract expressionism and color field work of high modernism which, in many cases eschewed the banality of such ‘natural’ beauty. The collaged soundtrack suggests weightier concerns, gently insistent behind the flatness of the utilitarian sounds of ripping tape.
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sadescription 38 River Road
7mn14   color   Sil   2016   USA
by Josh Weissbach
The voice of a figureless character is heard. The figure of a voiceless character is seen. A sequence of estranged voicemails is framed by unidentified events. Fear resides in the gesture of a telling.
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sadescription 7FF on¢idia
8mn12   color & b/w   stereo   2016   Brazil
by Ж
In ancient China the skin of the tiger was the representation of “continuous changing”; in Mayan world through the path of Bolom Chon (Jaguar) they could read constellations: the dance of cosmos. Fluxes are grouped in the film; spotted-jaguar, “7 pancadas”, speckled plants, ounce (oz), “golden spider”. Matter-energy-information varies. Side by side communication, surplus value of code. Commodities, bit coins, mountains of data. 7FF on¢idia: real impossibilia of capital life.
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sadescription A medium-sized statement
7mn29   color & b/w   stereo   2016   Denmark
by Thomas Kyhn Rovsing Hjørnet
A video consisting of 82 pieces of found footage, individually titled and accompanied by a set of notes played on piano. Together, these 82 segments, combining image, text and sound, make up a statement that is neither large nor small.
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sadescription ab ovo
24mn   color   stereo   2017   Italy
by Luca Ferri
In a desert and hostile paradise, between mountains of sand and solitary camels in perpetual journey, life is renewed with a promise of love in the shade of a lone tree. adam and eve have a chance. the last chance to heal and create a new progeny of more decent human beings. nine long takes in super 8mm colour in which we took adam and eve and had them redo everything over again, from the scratch.
production : enecefilm
distribution : italian short film center
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sadescription ABATTOIR
14mn50   color   stereo   2017   South Africa
by Steven Cohen
The performance artwork for camera, Abattoir, was made in direct response to the death of my life-partner Elu Kieser. Elu and I met in 1997, fell in love and shared our everything for the next 20 years. We loved beyond words, we lived and worked together, we fused.
self-production
distribution : HEURE EXQUISE !
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sadescription Acizo
5mn20   color & b/w   stereo   2017   France
by Derek Woolfenden
ACIZO is a found footage film created around the cult shower scene of Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960). Although the film does not feature any original “Psycho” footage, it preserves the subsequent cinematic heritage and imagery influenced consciously or not by Hitchcock’s film. ACIZO also keeps true to the length and scale of each shot. Bernard Hermann’s score is the only original element preserved.
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sadescription ACOPP hard compressed 05032018 s.i.l. version
17mn47   color   stereo   2018   France
by Volker Krein
Searching for love and absolution, the hunter shoots at everything in motion like a slave to the rhythm with his box to catch images.
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sadescription Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night
12mn   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Croatia
by Davor Sanvincenti
Film revolves around a light bulb like the Earth around the Sun. Light makes the film visible. In the orbit of the film tragedy and our reality, the image resists the cruelty of the experiment.
production : Petikat
distribution : Bonobostudio
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sadescription Big Day (official music video)
3mn25   color   stereo   2018   Argentina
by Julianna Gal
The creator changes by his creations.
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sadescription Boogie Stomp Pink
3mn34   color & b/w   stereo   2017   United Kingdom
by Stuart Pound
A Boogie dance performed by William & Maeva was downloaded from the internet and vertical sections taken from each frame arranged into 24 panels to show pattern and movement across each second. First shown at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in Sept 2017.
self-production
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sadescription Cake d'amour
3mn   color   stereo   2017   Belgium
by Kika Nicolela
In CAKE D'AMOUR, a woman sings - and embodies - the recipe of a love cake.
self-production
distribution : HEURE EXQUISE !
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sadescription Cigarro Azul
2mn15   color   sil   2017   Portugal
by Ricardo Lisboa
When filming smoke, in color, cinematographers must avoid the "blue smoke" phenomenon. "Blue Cigarette" is a direct cinema experience on 16mm film, it takes the same time of a cigarette burning and is filled with cigarette burns. The strip was tortured, scratched, punctured, erased, colored, and animated: an exploration on the volatility of the film medium, as if it was itself a cigarette and one could smoke it all the way.
self-production
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sadescription Dailies from Dumpland Parts 1 & 2
15mn24   color & b/w   stereo   2017   USA
by M. Woods
A digital sickness creeps into all organic processes and hopelessly sheds its meat. You take your marching orders from a fascist dump.
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sadescription Dalva
3mn   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Guillermina Buzio
« Dalva » raised eight boys by herself in Arembepe, a place where sea and music mark the rhythm.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Destination
3mn03   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Canada
by Anne Golden
Travel and discovery in the future-past.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Divisional Articulations
4mn31   color   stereo   2017   China
by Max Hattler
Repetition and distortion drive this audiovisual collaboration between composer Lux Prima and visual artist Max Hattler, where fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop, and spawn arrays of divisional articulations in time and space.
self-production
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sadescription DizzyMess
7mn43   color & b/w   stereo   2017   USA
by Vivian Ostrovsky
Dizziness, in the sense that it inspires artists and filmmakers to move beyond their known borders. Or how a state of altered perception, instability, and confusion can be a catalyst for exploring new surroundings. Let go of the ground and attain giddiness or perhaps even foolishness?
production : On the Fly
distribution : Light Cone
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sadescription Double-cross the bridge
2mn39   b/w   sil   2017   France
by Maxime Hot
"Only the present exists in time, and reduces the past and the future. But only the past and the future insist in time, and divide to infinity every present." Gilles Deleuze, Logique du sens, 1969.
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sadescription Eldorado
4mn06   color   stereo   2017   USA
by Salise Hughes
Made of footage from Glengarry Glenross, Bonanza, news footage from three major hurricanes and forest fires occurring during production, and news footage of the 2010 BP oil spill. El Dorado, the fabled lost city of gold is also the name of a luxury Cadillac, and first prize in David Mamet's Glengarry Glenross real estate competition.
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sadescription Eyes in the Sky
3mn03   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Frédérick Belzile
Oceti Sakowin Camp - Standing Rock – November 2016 “The Indigenous Drone Flew Away” A drone operator (Drone2bwild) describes the circumstances and the moment when the Indigenous Rising Drone flew away. Video made from a long take of a drone footage and a narration taken from a live feed and post during the #NODAPL protest at Standing Rock.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Farewell Transmission
14mn05   b/w   stereo   2017   Canada
by Mike Rollo
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. Farewell Transmission is equal parts indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsates as if with decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution.
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sadescription Film Loop 34: Ryoanji
1mn30   color   stereo   2017   Japan
by Michael Lyons
Shot on 16mm film using a 35mm SLR and developed in Matchanal - home-brewed with powdered green tea, vitamin C, washing soda. Filmed at the Ryoanji dry landscape garden (枯山水) in northwest Kyoto. The soundtrack is an excerpt from 'Schianta e Brucia' by Stefano de Ponti and Elia Moretti. Images from the Film Loop Series were used in studio during the recording of this track.
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sadescription Flight
11mn12   color & b/w   sil   2018   USA
by Brice Bowman
FLIGHT symbolically uses airplanes to represent society's effort to experience "something" out-of-body, indeed a spirit that flies. And the spirit still flies after individuals die; their experiences and connections to people as life is lived set to flight contrails existence that enters people known to the individual by way of their sociological activities and family gatherings from this their live extend beyond the life they lived from physical birth to physical death so in that way people live forever or at minimum it can takes decades and decades if not hundreds of years for their spirit to stop being experienced by individuals. In Brice Bowman's film FLIGHT the spreading of human spirit is both achieved and experienced by such sociological ceremonies as dance as archetype and as a means of "flight" from the mundaneness of everyday experiences of life in rituals. Even something as simple as a child using "riding-horse" sets the spirit to flight in the imagination. This notion is father depicted in the film by adults in FLIGHT using model airplanes as they take flight in the film to represent souls taking off into the universe go wherever they go. Also interestingly Brice Bowman once again uses the "in-between moments" in the manner that film captures human activity on film that is, the in-between frames to represent the spirit or souls of the people either while they are alive or as trails of their being after they have flown to the next life. Another provocative symbol in the FLIGHT is the existence of water in the film as a symbolic for the subconscious to make contact with their genealogical heritage as a member of their families and to a larger degree society as a whole. The final scene is about departing the known physical life and passing into "other world".
self-production
distribution : Canyon Cinema
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sadescription Godzone
5mn33   color   stereo   2017   New Zealand
by Brit Bunkley
"Godzone” is a colloquial term for New Zealand – shorthand for “God's Own Country”. It was first used in NZ as the title of a poem about New Zealand written by Thomas Bracken in 1890. In this video, industrial architecture (quaint, but ominous in their decay) vie with striking NZ landscape rendered in virtual 3D. Actual footage is combined with the 3D alternate reality of flyovers of Solaris-like islands such as a factory ruin that segues into a clip of a NZ park built during the work programs of the Great Depression - a unique landscape rich in both Ponga fern trees and redwoods, part Jurassic Park and part northern California.
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sadescription Hiatus
5mn21   color & b/w   stereo   2018   USA
by Vivian Ostrovsky
The protagonist of this film is the reclusive, introspective Ukranian - Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (1920 - 1977). It is based on a single TV interview broadcast only after her death. What she says in the 1977 interview is still very pertinent and corresponds to a feeling of ‘in-betweenness’ which I myself feel today.
production : On the Fly
distribution : Light Cone
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sadescription Hyperwestern cowboy
6mn33   color   stereo   2018   Switzerland
by France Gall
France Gall (the director) decides to shoot a cowboy movie.
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sadescription ILLEGAL contemplation
3mn18   color   stereo   2017   Spain
by Rrose Present
Contemplation could be an act of sensitive rebellion. An eye that unlearns laws from the gaze of "colonizer". Yellow has become an illegal color in Catalonia because it is a symbol for the freedom of Catalan political prisoners. The Spanish state can not prohibit that the flowers of the mimosas can return to bloom. Like painting a time, with a playful montage of yellow sea caressed by the wind. Homage to "“Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws..." by Stan Brakhage and the political prissoners: Oriol Junqueras, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Sànchez & Jordi Cuixart.
self-production
distribution : The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
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sadescription IMPRESSURE
4mn35   color   stereo   2017   United Kingdom
by Guli Silberstein
Video code captured during family trips in British landscape, explodes and diffuses on screen, creating smears of vibrant colours and merging moving forms. The work wonders about the mysterious connection between nature and humans, and the use of technology in perception of the natural world.
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sadescription Irae
5mn25   b/w   stereo   2017   France
by Gérard Cairaschi
The video IRAE (anger in Latin) interwaves myths, beliefs, narratives.Images that inhabit us, populate our imagination, build us.Images fashioned by our dreams, art and our desires.The soundtrack, long lament, evokes absence, pain, desire, expectation, hope, anger.
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sadescription Je suis un garçon
0mn44   color   stereo   2016   France
by Boris du Boullay
I make self-filming again, I become an old person in the eye of the camera, in a quiet mood. (Sexual affairs ? It's still complicated).
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sadescription Je suis une fille
0mn44   color   stereo   2016   France
by Boris du Boullay
I make self-filming again, I become an old person in the eye of the camera, in a quiet mood. (Sexual affairs ? It's still complicated).
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sadescription Je vous trouve tribaux
3mn06   b/w   stereo   2017   Ecuador
by Maxime Hot
Come into trance.
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sadescription Juillet
2mn30   color   mono   2017   Belgium
by Ian Menoyot
In July 2016 the US officially bombs locations in Syria while an american becomes the first man to dive from an aircraft without a parachute.
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sadescription Kinski wanted Herzog to direct but he turned it down
6mn   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Guillaume Vallée
Echo of Klaus Kinski's broken dream, in the face of Werner Herzog's multiple rejections to direct his script on the mad violonist Paganini. A psychedelic trance capturing the visions of a madman; traces of a film that could have existed.
self-production
distribution : Vidéographe
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sadescription L'usine
3mn44   color   dolby stereo   2017   France
by Isabel Pérez del Pulgar
The alternation of schedules and shifts in alternate weeks causes an alteration of the perception of time, meal schedules and sleep. Permanent electrical light in workspaces causes confusion and extranet with respect to timetables and sunlight. The constant noise throughout the day, the lack of communication, repetitive movements, the rhythm of the conveyor belts, the small mobility space, the forced postures, the demands of speed in the execution of the task, the wounds on the hands as a result of the pressure and handling of the knives... all this causes a state of strong stress and anxiety. All the activity is marked by the times from one day to the next in an exact and repetitive way. Succeeding the days in a continuous line divided by invisible weekends. There is a detachment or unfolding of the "I" within a timeless abyss, in which a dance is created, a choreography of self-sufficient women. Life becomes an alienating loop. The rhythm and execution of the film was conceived as the projection of a film, with the idea of creating the perception of an endless loop. The luminous and chromatic changes are differentiating between the external and internal space of L´usine, as well as a retrospection to silent cinema. For the realization of the project I used footages and public domain sounds.
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sadescription LA COGNIZIONE DEL CALORE (The Heat Cognition)
11mn35   color   stereo   2017   Italy
by Salvatore Insana
The heat cognition. A summer day in a city park. a scorcher. Those who can not escape looking surrogates to their holiday mood. The beaches are colored in green and off-stage feeds the view. childish and burned plots views. Pursuits to loss of sight. That place is loaded with ghosts.
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sadescription Là est la maison
13mn   b/w   mono   2017   France
by Lo Thivolle & Victor De La Heras
From the outside we can not see anything, inside we hear everything. In the distance the roads are closed, when close the possibilities open.
production : Association Numer0 Zer0
distribution : Association Numer0 Zer0
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sadescription La Mesa
9mn45   b/w   stereo   2018   USA
by Adrian Garcia Gomez
La Mesa explores the intersections of memory, identity and queer desire. It recreates stories of a childhood in rural Mexico as told by the filmmaker’s father. These vignettes are interwoven with queered reenactments featuring the filmmaker as the romantic lead in the old Mexican films and American Westerns from his childhood.
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sadescription Last Will and Testament
9mn09   b/w   stereo   2018   USA
by Gregg Biermann
This is the most recent work in my series of algorithmic transformations of scenes appropriated from classic Hollywood films. In this case, the montage sequence just before the climactic shootout has been repeated and sent into continuous motion from the top to the bottom of the frame, like a digital age version of Joan Jonas' Vertical Roll.
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sadescription le rêve de la pêcheuse
13mn23   color   stereo   2017   France
by Samuel Bester
Film inspired by the 1814 print of Hokusai called The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (蛸と ) itself inspired by the tale of Princesse Tamatori. This work is part of the shunga (erotic art book) Kinoe No Komatsu which describes the misadventures of a girl diver defying a king dragon, god of the sea, to recover a stolen jewel. From this tragic tale, Hokusai offers a very eroticized vision where the monster is protected by undertaking octopuses seduced by the princess. This video uses data moshing to mix bodies and textures in an underwater arabesque saturated with colors.
self-production
distribution : HEURE EXQUISE !
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sadescription Le Temps Perdu
6mn15   color & b/w   stereo   2017   USA
by Zohar Kfir
Le Temps perdu engages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, poetic work. Drawing on the history of creation with found footage as a method of compiling films from materials that have not been created by the filmmaker; this process is best described by Harun Farocki- “One need not look for new, as yet unseen images, but one must work with existing ones in such a way that they become new”.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Mais Ailleurs c'est toujours mieux
4mn09   color & b/w   stereo   2016   USA
by Vivian Ostrovsky
A new short film by Vivian Ostrovsky remembering Chantal Akerman, beginning with their first meeting in the early 1970s. Using her own footage of Chantal Akerman, the filmmaker remembers a few moments that illustrate Chantal's personality. Forty years of friendship condensed into four minutes…
production : On the Fly
distribution : Light Cone
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sadescription Moi autobiographie 16 eme version
57mn   color   dolby   2016   France
by Pierre Merejkowsky & Jo Béranger
Power to the reel.
production : lardux
distribution : Les Mutins de Pangée
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sadescription Motel
4mn55   color & b/w   stereo   2017   USA
by Brice Bowman
The first motel we stop at in Brice Bowman's film "MOTEL" is Argonne Motel which among its references is to the battle of Argonne in north-eastern France known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive. This is a hint as to some of the ideas contemplated in "MOTEL" -- and what Brice Bowman weaves into his films as a whole. With regard to the audio of MOTEL is it the never to be forgotten repetition of sounds from the machine guns role on the battlefield, or is it the sound of the individual sprockets passing through a film gate as each frame of the movie received its brief individual moment of light passing through it in? Or is it the drive-pulley sprockets of a conveyor belt as society is transported forward in time? Or yet perhaps it is a time-slice of consciousness, that is sociological snapshots via flickering images passing through a Keystone, a Bell & Howell, a Sears, a Kodak, or a Bolex camera functioning as phenomenological machines of society? Together family projectors in conjunction with motels have functioned as records of social activity. This is the basis of Brice Bowman's film MOTEL. His film is a heart-beating poetical string of humanity recordings along the finite timeline known as a "life-time". In his film Brice Bowman uses motel rooms as a model of temporary lodgings for society travelling to life's ultimate checkout moment and how we remember them through the movies they made of themselves participating in this life journey. From their recordings we can summon up a re-Viewing of their individual and group trails of passing through the timeline of a temporary existence along the highways of the world as viewed through the film gates of household movie cameras. A literal recording of human consciousness from it earliest moments up until and including their departures.
self-production
distribution : Canyon Cinema
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sadescription Nonoko/Kaos No Ma
2mn29   color   sil   2017   Japan
by Michael Lyons
Dancer Nonoko Sato at Gallery Kaos No Ma in Kyoto. Shot in ambient light on ancient Kodachrome and developed in Caffenol, each frame of the film was exposed for up to a second. Nonoko Sato (Japan) is a member of Kiraza Butoh Company and is also active as an independent artist. Special thanks to Matuo Sunamoto of Gallery Kaos No Ma, Kyoto.
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sadescription Our Great Day 1967
2mn53   color   stereo   2017   South Africa
by Roger Horn
Comprised of found footage from apartheid era South Africa, "Our Great Day 1967", imagines what a day would look like if black and coloured South Africans had the same rights and privileges afforded to white citizens of the time. Audio for the film was collected in one take on a formerly segregated beach in Cape Town. Despite the filmmakers efforts to integrate the protagonists into areas they were formerly discriminated or excluded from, the painful reminders of the past in the form of domestic worker uniforms and the short or accidentally captured footage of them renders the past inescapable.
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sadescription Paradox
4mn08   color   stereo   2018   India
by Aditi Kulkarni
When a lie is a truth, truth becomes a myth! It triggers the process of amalgamation between the perceptions of an image in a parallel representation of the reality. An image somewhere represents a mental space, that exceeds the reality and the very meaning of that specific space.
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sadescription Passages
11mn11   color & b/w   stereo   2018   China
by Di Hu
Passages of time, passages of distance, passages of the History, passages of the Ideologies, passages of wars, passages of the screens, passages of emotions… In 2016, I wanted to make two videos by comparing very carefully two bridges in two cities (Shanghai and Paris) both I had lived for a long time and emotionally attached to. The first video was realized and the second one was then abandoned because I didn’t have either money or further interest in filming it. In early 2018, I pick up the second video again by trying editing two hours of newsreels of varied subjects provided by the Archives Françaises du Film side by side with my first video filmed in Shanghai.
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sadescription Passenger Grid
6mn42   color   sil   2018   USA
by Neil Needleman
A dissection of the 6-minute tracking shot in Antonioni's movie "The Passenger," arranged in a grid.
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sadescription Pink Party
6mn53   color   sil   2017   France
by Sandrine Deumier
"Something is wrong in the magical space." Pink Party is a mechanical ballet in the era of cyborgs and artificial human behaviors. Composed by 21 scenes where are mixed indistinctly cybernetic chimeras, humanoids and objectified humans with reversible identities and behaviors, Pink Party features a series of artificial prefigurations of humanity.
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sadescription Plant Dreaming Deep
7mn12   color   stereo   2018   Canada
by Charlotte Clermont & Émilie Payeur
« Plant Dreaming Deep » convey states of transitions, loneliness, isolation, as well as uncertainty. Following a diary-like aesthetic, images are distorted by analog manipulations, revealing deep colours and thick textures. Simultaneously, they seem to capture a sense of discovery and a feeling of oppression. From an introspective approach, the images oscillates between proximity and distance, playing with absurdity and intensity. The project is a collaboration with experimental musician Emilie Payeur.
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distribution : Winnipeg Film Group
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sadescription Please step out of the frame.
4mn10   b/w   stereo   2018   USA
by Karissa Hahn
From your desk(top) mistrust the manufactured image distrust the assembled picture give no credence to the massed account discredit the aggregate narrative defame the corporate chronicle denigrate the collective annals doubt the constructed copy - consider the clone. accept the dismantled vision exalt the forged now brain subscribe to the ditto fuel the doodad delusion nourish the gizmo nightmare incite the idiot box prophecy inflame the dingbat phantasm a film burn becoming pixels as band-aid a manufactured reinforcement in the empire of computer and you feeding machine-vision the partition of screen.
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sadescription poble
4mn25   color & b/w   stereo   2018   Spain
by Albert Bayona
A few days after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, the Ritz was taken over by the trade unions and turned into the “Gastronomic Hotel No.1”. A picture of Lenin was hung in the hall and “collective dining rooms” were established.
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sadescription RGB+
5mn53   color   stereo   2017   France
by Roberto D'Alessandro
An old fashion TV screen starts flickering with colourful abstraction. As a manifestation of the analogue medium itself, noise is let free to express some possible variations. The noisy dance is then fixed on the digital medium. Algorithms destructure the images revealing new shapes, which were hidden in the empty spaces between one frame and the other. Digital noise arises. This conjunction of elements – which are traditionally ignored, by will or by physical/mechanical inability to perceive them – results in a kind of magma bubbling colours. These different forms of noise, now isolated and free from any kind of subject matter, dialectically interact in order to generate a multitude of visual possibilities.
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sadescription sagas romp, sparagmos
3mn29   b/w   stereo   2017   United Kingdom
by s Laroche
« Sagas Romp, Sparagmos ». Put the laughter into slaughter, Dinner is Pulled Shredded Smashed. Sound by Schtinter.
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sadescription Seance
2mn46   color   stereo   2018   USA
by Mark Street
Hand painted 35mm film collaged digitally.
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sadescription shadows of a radio in the east
1mn   color   stereo   2016   Spain
by Nacho Recio
'Shadows of a Radio in the East', recorded with a mobile phone, is presented as an audiovisual experimentation in the context of a Berlin still overshadowed by a dense and uncertain past.
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sadescription Slump
4mn14   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Simon Elmaleh
Created from altered 8mm Swedish porn films, « Slump » suggests by its acid-faded colors, the frenzy of erotic games.
production : La Bande Vidéo
distribution : La Bande Vidéo
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sadescription sol
5mn14   b/w   stereo   2017   Norway
by Ottar Ormstad & Taras Mashtalir & Yan kalnberzin
"sol" (the Norwegian word for sun) is the fifth work of a collection of video poems created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir), this time with the Russian video-artist Yan Kalnberzin. All works are based on Mashtalir’s music and Ormstad’s concrete poetry, here based on Norwegian family-names only.
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sadescription SONG N°27
4mn50   color   stereo   2018   France
by Céline Trouillet
Amina is a Belgian psychologist and former contestant on the TV talent show The Voice. She affirms her right to freedom of expression both in religious and artistic terms, which she does not regard as mutually exclusive.
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sadescription Stairs
2mn19   b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Charlotte Rabuteau
Video made around the theme of the inner sense, and the life of a troubled and plural psychic identity. The head becomes cage, and my character is as stuck by his own dilettant desires. His place in the world is vacillating, yet he exists. His relationship to the other is different, the passion that drives him anchor in the earth and away from it at the same time. He tumbles down the steps of his imagination, he thinks, sleeps, goes to bed, and flies away. His doubts are constant, his curiosity about the other is variable, and his solitude wanders. Its interior is an erupting volcano. Here, the black and white is not intended to make the observation pessimistic and gloomy. On the contrary, I see a quiet ballad in a brain that decided to step aside. My character becomes more human than humans. In this, this hypersensitive becomes the center of my attention.
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sadescription Still life
1mn28   b/w   stereo   2016   Hungary
by Peter Klausz
Still life, a genre of painting on film. A revealing peak into the life of a family. Shot on 8 mm during a photography and filmmaking camp 'Fotófalu' in Hungary in the summer of 2016.
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sadescription The Extinct Suite
4mn43   b/w   stereo   2017   Germany
by Anna Zemlianski
An animation film made out of approx. 1700 laser printed photo(collage)s, manipulated by hand. With music by Steve Jansen.
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sadescription The Garden of Delight
11mn36   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Netherlands
by Michael Fleming
Three scenes reflecting on paradise, lust and hell. In ‘the Garden of delight’ beauty and evil go together like in a dream. We dive into a world of erotic derangement, inhabited by dancing lovers, lustful mutated baboons, tropical birds, deformed pin-ups, butterflies and body-builders. This hand-manipulated collage film, made entirely out of 35 and 8mm found-footage, explores the marriage between heaven and hell, our irresolvable endless conflict that goes with human nature. Inspired on the triptych ‘the Garden of Delight by Jheronimus Bosch.
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sadescription The Longing Ritual
4mn10   color   stereo   2017   USA
by Scott Turri & Michael Arnao
In The Longing Ritual the focus has been on the nature/culture continuum, in particular the search for real experience and a connection to the natural world. By using imagery from various personal rituals connected to cycles of repetitive behavior; the work represents a synthetic place where barriers interfere with direct experience.
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sadescription The poem of time
1mn43   color   stereo   2016   Iran
by Soheil Seraji & Amin Djavadi
Everything is under influence of music...
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sadescription The River
1mn   color   stereo   2017   USA
by Jeremy Newman
In this video, one finds an unexpected presence on the river’s edge.
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sadescription These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
2mn41   color   stereo   2017   United Kingdom
by Eden Mitsenmacher & Rebecca Tritschler
These Boots are made for walking poses a showy, theatrical quandary. As this is a particularly pertinent moment to examine the song in relation to its sexual politics and use as a protest song (These Boots are Made for Marching). A collaboration between Eden Mitsenmacher and Rebecca Tritschler undermines the idea of the archetypal "feisty woman scorned" protagonist with wit and pulsating udder- like toes.
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sadescription Through
1mn52   color   stereo   2017   Poland
by Mariusz Wirski
A first-person narrator uses filmmaking tools in an unusual way. The creator unveils his sensitivity to sunlight, movement and space by emphasizing the elusiveness of these elements that build the microcosm of sensations.
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sadescription To the Buoy
1mn39   color   stereo   2018   USA
by Dan Nadaner
The swimmer in the sea, with a sea of thoughts in the mind.
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sadescription To the Nightingales
10mn54   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Kandis Friesen
To The Nightingales is a filmic collage, an audio-visual poetics emerging from a rhythmic anterior space. Sifting through found footage from early colour handheld films, the video transports the viewer into another realm, absorbed in darkness and washed in light. The layered sound and textured image become a kind of casual rumination on the materials of the artist, of birth and death, of tending, constructing, and holding – an abstract list of those things one cannot contain.
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distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Train à très grande vitesse
0mn55   color   stereo   2016   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
François Truffaut takes the train.
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sadescription Underneath it all
4mn42   color   stereo   2017   Germany
by Mélissa Faivre
An immersive experience merging our materialistic surroundings with the strength of nature. Water is omnipresent and shapes the landscapes in a continuous flow. It reaches a peak of harmony and abstraction where only the colour flow is perceivable, like a moving painting where the water current would be a brush.
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sadescription Ut Fuga Salutem
10mn   color   stereo   2017   USA
by Gabin Cortez Chance
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" Karl Marx. All this is true, but is it not also the history of Migration. And in fact the History of the Refugee. No matter if you believe in evolution, or some form of creationism. Or if you believe that aliens brought us here, or just messed with the monkeys( like my father once hypothesized to me as a child). Almost all of us are the byproduct of a migration in one form, or another. How many of us live in the same place as we were born, and/or where all our ancestors were born since the dawning of man. Very few I imagine. Growing up in a country created by immigrants, and refugees. How peculiar it is that this anti immigrant, and refugee rhetoric is now our political leaders mantra. This vicious circle of the once oppressed, turning into the oppressor of the now. Every layer of this video is related in some way to Refugees, Immigration, Migration, and the clash of cultures that ensues. Thrown together like those first early immigrants on Ellis island.
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sadescription Volleyball Holiday
7mn13   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Portugal
by Ricardo Lisboa
The fragile nature of the celluloid film, or the dispositif as an end in itself.
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sadescription Vortex
9mn05   color   stereo   2017   Portugal
by Alexandre Alagôa
A corridor of an apartment is transformed into a claustrophobic and vertiginous vortex that swallows and imprisons you in the infinite fall through the mise en abyme: it’s a pure enclosure inside the image world, it’s the Descent into the Maelstrom.
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sadescription We love me
13mn13   color   stereo   2017   Thailand
by Naween Noppakun
We said “Me.” Then I think it must have been “We.”
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sadescription Wishful Thinking
13mn20   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Allan Brown
Trotters come round the bend with Immanuel Velikovsky as race caller. Why can't we believe in “if” anymore. “the audio interference that he (Brown) whips up and cycles has the effect of sounding like a brewing storm. The stuttering images of horse-drawn chariots again evoke a coming apocalypse. Is Brown wishing for the end of the world, or for aesthetic gale winds that can bring order to chaos?” Greg deCuir (curator/programmer).
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sadescription Your Darkness
4mn42   b/w   stereo   2017   USA
by Susan DeLeo
A lyrical journey and stream of consciousness piece conceived from dark wanderings and trance like states in and out of the Western landscape.
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sadescription Zoom
6mn   color   stereo   2018   USA
by Mark Street
Clips from a 35mm print of a Dutch/French thriller are painted and bleached to reveal an unsettling psycological landscape.
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