Taxi Runaway (2010)

5:30 min/sound
YOUNG Junk Jack, Taiwan

I live in a body of a taxi driver
The empty seat I stare is the image i forgot
the taxi will be out of control
and all of my faults got to dance with pink flowers
shining like hell
I live in a body of a taxi diver
happy sad happy sad I can’t understand
I’m not allowed to be free
because there is an answer I’m waiting for
the destination you want me to go
Empty bodies empty days I can understand
I live in a body of a taxi driver
The empty seat I stare is the image I forgot——

The Life of a Mosquito (2013)

5:35 min/sound
Noe Kidder, USA

“The Life of a Mosquito” is an impressionistic short film that depicts the life cycle of a mosquito exposed to radiation, shown in a boldly animated dance by Kiyoko Kashiwagi. The film was shot on black and white 16mm film in a dance studio using in-camera editing and effects, and then edited with further color effects using Final Cut Pro and flower imagery captured by Kiyoko Kashiwagi.

K (2012)

3:38 min/sound
Adrián Regnier Chávez, México

King Nicolas is King Nicolas is King Nicolas is King Nicolas.

Backlight (2011)

6:20 min/sound
Przemek Wegrzyn, Poland

Two persons driving a car in the night are becoming prisoners of their own fear. They are overwhelmed with their emotions and increasing sense of inevitable danger. Narrative structure suggestive of classic cinema teeters on the edge of artificiality

Between Regularity and Irregularity (2012)

7:50 min/sound
Masahiro Tsutani, Japan

The filmmaker improvises and through a conversation with himself, he has a chaotic worldview evocative of the firing of nerve cells, clustering sounds of convulsiveness. Finely‐detailed images filled with light that have been synced to sound. Nature creates the glow of light and the beauty of a shape lying between regularity and irregularity. Sounds and images with a granular texture. These things grasp the depths of the brain.

Emergencia (2011)

9:55 min/sound
Yuri Pirondi & Ines von Bonhorst, UK

Emergencia is a performative video inspired by the allegory of Plato’s Cave of where a group prisoners that have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The prisoners watch shadows projected on the wall by people passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. They mistake illusions for reality, believe only shadows on the wall. One of the prisoners managed to free himself from the chains, and once out of the cave he had a terrible shock. Socrates narrated the light and new found freedom experienced by the prisoner, his first reaction to reality is pure astonishment, and fear of the unknown.

Pressure 3 (2013)

2:15 min/sound
Rui Wang,China

It has always been a struggle trying to make my way through life. The unforeseeable future, changing environment, financial instability, and precarious relationships I hold seem to plague my mind at all times. The anxiety these issues cause build an emotional pressure inside of me. The video presented is an physical interpretation of this invisible pressure and the release I crave.

The Golden Age (2010)

6:00 min/sound
Tobu Tatum, UK

The inhabitants of a secluded utopia dedicate themselves to relaxation and artistic pursuits, overshadowed by an ominous melancholy.

Storyteller (2012)

2:19 min/sound
Miji Lee, South Korea/México

Story is consist of memories. Memories are recorded in one’s own way. Thus, story teller is very subjective. Dividing body three parts : Magnified eye which act as head, upper body, and lower body. The memory of each parts are projected with applicable body parts in screen. This piece is viewed in 3 screens and shows different combination every moment. Although it is based on artist’s personal and internal records, it tells a story which looks similar but actually different every time.

i~Muse~a… i~Muse~ik (2012)

6:22 min/sound
Sautel Cago, France/Taiwan

This video is an experimental compilation of live drawings with live video processing software. With these animated drawings, I would like to create a kind of narrative, a story, to the viewers.

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Part 2 (2012)

3:31 min/sound
Andrew Stiff, Malaysia

Part two captures the colours and patterns that form the overall visual infrastructure of Mantin. The beauty of towns such as Mantin lies in its textures and colours. The colours are present in all festivals, including the New Year celebrations. As ‘modernisation’ grips Malaysia, and South east Asia, we are in danger of losing the heart of our towns and cities, as has been seen many times in the West.

Look Inside The Ghost Machine (2012)

4:30 min/sound
Peter Lichter, Hungary

The early avant-garde filmmakers believed that the cinema had the function of a machine, made to generate pure feelings. The main part of this “machine” was the celluloid, which has disappeared nowadays: as with the flickering ghosts of it.

Under the Lion Crotch (2011)

4:39 min/sound
WONG Ping, Hong Kong

I’m sorry we have two national anthems, but we can only hear the one about building a great wall with our flesh and blood. It is always on TV, and you have to listen to it all the time even if you don’t want to. In this city, singing is far more popular than music. We can never escape it, nor can we fight it. We can only reach out our hands from below ground, and put a white chrysanthemum on our grave.

Gwan Gong Vs Alien (2011)

LEUNG Chung Man, Hong Kong

Hong Kong people face a catastrophe they have never encountered—The aliens attack! Our Great Government soon sends the State secret weapon “Mech Lei Feng” against the alien invaders. Yet the aliens are too powerful, and Mech Lei Feng fails. At the last minute, the Emperor Gwan returns!