Spectrum optical disorder (2012)

2:59 min
Dulce Gonçalves, Portugal

There are places that seem to be just built to spread uncanny stories about them. This is one of those places. Here no one really knows where reality stops and fiction begins.
Some people tried to study this unusual phenomena around this place. Strange sightings, radiowaves abnormalities, unusual life forms and space-time distortions.
Local authorities always denied any of this facts. Local media broadcasted continuously information data about these illusions, these collective allucinations, as they named it.
They attributed these illusions to something they called the Spectrum Optical Disorder…

Pain So Light That Appears As Tickle (2010)

4:04 min
Dalibor Baric, Croatia

Pain is slowed down in slow motion up to the sensitivity threshold and is sold as an everyday anesthetic. We browse through ready-made catalogues of horror, instructions for use, we order attractive ideas-images; we wish to leave our bodies and become that image for a change. Watching a film, we forget about ourselves pretending not to be interested in the content; in fact, we are interested in the hypnotising, pulsating light, which is when we discover our magical and tribal conscience and repressed fear of life.

Home Sweet Home (2012)

2:39 min
Phoebe Man, Hong Kong

Video “Home Sweet Home” is about deframing our lives and responded to the issue of Hong Kong’s housing problem. Phoebe mixed some real estate promotional videos, photos reflecting the real living environment in Hong Kong as well as *scintillating grid illusion in the work to highlight the illusion created by real estate T V commercials. The images are like cages at the same time. Many people walk into these traps voluntarily. The video reflects the reality and also questions if there are other choices in life.
*The scintillating grid illusion is a classic optical illusion. When you look at it, for a while, you can see dark dots that seem to be jumping around at random intersections.

Closed Circuit (2011)

3:01 min
Mattias Harenstam, Germany

The video shows a quiet residential street somewhere in Sweden. The camera travels down the street, into a large pothole, is been “swallowed” by a huge chewing mouth and turns up on the same street again. The camera goes down the street again, down the same pothole that this time leads to a giant intestine, which “we” are passed through until we are back on the street from the beginning and the loop starts over.

The Hunter (2012)

1:00 min
Carlos Llavata, Spain

An oniric communicative and anti-boring performance that wishes to highlight one of the main conceptual paranoia nowadays: the rabbit world and its possibilities in our XXI century, its imaginary world endangered and its potential in this XXI century: magic, sex, cartoons, rabbit’s foot key ring, or just the basic ingredient in Valencia’s paella. My efforts in the project intend to deduce, envision and if possible neutralize that pornographic advance and preserve that conceptual multivision of the so wonderful “rabbit’s world” to which we have so much to recognize, and investigate the interrelationship among its various potential aspects.

Phone Call from Cairo (2012)

4:55 min
Yiotis Vrantzas, Greece

“Phone Call from Cairo” is made by material shot in Cairo one year before the Tahrir rebellion using a small photo camera. Although the situation in Egypt did not seem to be good, my friend used to believe that the Egyptian people was far from revolting. After two years I had to make this phone call to my friend and face the challenge to compose my pictures from Cairo.

Within Within (2011)

3:29 min
Sharon Liu Sum Yu , Hong Kong

There are many things we cannot choose in life, no one can choose their parents. You have to learn to love them before knowing them.

Clouds and Perception (2012)

13:26 min
Darrin Martin, USA

An educational film of a similar name is built into a new context through the process of a descriptive act. Participants of varying abilities and imaginations attempt to define the physicality of the celluloid film through a range of descriptors. Their performative actions are keyed into the film itself as the descriptions fall in and out of sync. In an age where most of our moving images are transcribed onto digital mediums that abstract the indexical relationship of the filmed subject, Clouds and Perception attempts to redefine a body’s relationship with the moving image through the lens of subjective responses.

Erratic (2012)

Mafa, Malaysia

Erratic is about emotion. Imbalance emotion that you yourself couldn’t describe what it is. It involves everyday life, the way we think, the way we do things and the way we interpret things. Making life mysteriously interesting. Solving problems and finding out mysterious things, just to explore something fresh and new everyday. It is like staying in a circle that you never even notice or realize what it would have at every inch of its curve.

Lyrebird Soup (2010)

5:53 min
Naren Wilks, England

During a visit to a tailor, a man is left alone with a large mirror. Whilst on his own, the mirror starts to play cruel tricks on him, in this take on a classic sketch by the Marx brothers.

Irma (2010)

12:00 min
Charles Fairbanks, USA

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling. Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl – a notorious district of Mexico City – Irma contradicts everything we have come to expect from stories reported from Mexico. Featuring music written and performed by Ms. Gonzalez, Irma’s story surges with love and deceit, masculine strength, feminine charms, and an extraordinary sense of humor.“A portrait built like a Russian matryoshka: surprise after surprise, revelation after revelation.” – Carlos Ramos / IndieLisboa –