Kinefaktura (2012)

Marcin Gizycici, Poland

Three animated variations on Henryk Berlewi’s ‘Mechanofaktura. Dynamic Contrasts’ of 1924 based on some hints given by the artist himself. Berlewi was a Polish constructivist who invented his own kind of geometrical abstract art in the 1920s and called it ‘Mechanofaktura.’

Shift (2012)

3:00 min
Max Hattler, UK

“…an attempt to visualise higher dimensions and unearthliness, taking into account these concepts’ heightened awareness when attempting to process or predict the end of the world…”

Invisible (2012)

5:38 min
Agnes Quillet, France

“I don’t like to look out of the windows even–there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast.
I wonder if they all come out of that wall-paper as I did?
[…] I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard! It is so pleasant to be out in this great room and creep around as I please!” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper.

Training Doors (2011)

5:53 min
Jean-Michel Rolland, France

Experimentation on a few different sounds generated by doors, put in relation with the passage of a train. All along the video, the more and more altered sounds respond to the chromatic degradation of the train. Even if the viewer can experience things differently, because of the particular treatment of time and color, the choice of the doors / train duality has no metaphoric origin. It’s just a way to create a new reality out of commonplace moments of everyday life.

Square Dance Hypnotist (2011)

17:10 min
Allan Brown, Canada

A community square dance is performed in a perpetually changing loop that repeatedly revolves upon itself while the audio swings from train station announcements to a tragic tale of despair between a fugitive in a stolen police car and a police dispatcher. A film that oscillates between the isolation of outlaw individualism and the search for the self within community.

Manusript (2012)

1:45 min
Caroline Koebel, USA

MANUSCRIPT adventures into a forgotten architectural space and through inventive image and sound juxtapositions encourages highly subjective readings.

My Old Man Pistol (2009)

2:32 min
Mauricio Sanhueza, Peru

Throughout the centuries dreams have been to many cultures around the world the images that speak of the future. This particular one is based on the myth of the Doppelganger in which the hero is pursued by his doubles and at the same time they try to take possession of his mind and body.

Live Free Or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12) (2011)

1:12 min
Diran Lyons, USA

The video features a series of crafted statements inspired by political commentaries at during July and August 2011. Instead of various presidents combining to make an overall commentary (as was the case in the 2007 theatrical release of Live Free or Die Hard), Barack Obama is the sole speaker of the remix this time.

Hermeneutics (2012)

3:15 min
Alexei Dmitriev, Russia

This piece is a visual illustration of what hermeneutics is. With the cunning use of WWII footage it makes you believe that you are watching a proper war film. When you already expect the usual archive movie routine — everything changes. And you find yourself watching a completely different film.

The First Rain (2012)

8:15 min
Koji Tambata, Japan/Thailand

This work is coming after my video project ‘Music Works’ and ‘Pre-Music Consciousness’ and is much more personal in a certain sense. One of intentions is juxtaposing images to get organic movements and reach the final result with process of it. Fragments taken from everyday life is going to reach some kind of reality eventually. In this time living in Thailand is one of influential aspects and the title, The First Rain is named by being witness of crucial moment of something. And here will be coming beautiful raining season after beautiful long dry season…