Çağlar Çetin (TR)
A motionless woman, who is surrounded by ceaseless speeches of her family, colleges and childhood memories, comes across with people shaking their heads. Would she really like to take any action?
Sarah Lüdemann (NL)
If you do not have a language, do you have an identity? Twelve "impossible" conversations between the artist (German) and participants speaking their own mother tongue arranged into a symphony of voices, sounds and gestures.
Jenny Triggs (UK)
A short animated film based on 'The Unnamable' by Samuel Beckett
Tory Smith (UK)
Bariera Jezykowa (Language Barrier)
Language Barrier (Barieka Jezykowa) portrays the inability of words to approximate the visual image and successful translations from one language to another. The short film incites the visual and spoken word through the production of dynamic exchange. The combination of elements; taught language, the art of translation, identity, and memory, confront the prejudices of linguistic lack to shape the perception and understanding of foreign languages.
Lernert & Sander (NL)
How To Explain It To My Parents: Martin de Waal
Martin de Waal is a Dutch artist who uses his own body as a medium and pushes the boundaries of self-alteration, in order to reflect on human identity and people's judgement about physical appearance. In How Yo Explain It To My Parents: Martin de Waal, he speaks with two people who might be worried about this - his parents. The conversation shifts to expectations, understand and memories of the furniture and artworks in the parental home.
Keren Cytter (DE)
Der Spiegel (The Mirror)
With simple means, Keren Cytter stages a Shakespearean drama in a stripped contemporary Berlin apartment. A 42 year old woman is confronted by her mirror image with the fact she's not 16 anymore, she is being rejected by her crush and has no eyes for the man who loves her.
Jacki Storey (UK)
Vanitas is the unmediated recording of a live camera obscura projective installation. Ordinary objects are animated in real time using synchronicity, juxtaposition, transparency and transition and the manipulation of light. By perceptually transforming the normal appearance and behaviour of objects, the realm of the Uncanny is explored.
Jane Chavez-Dawson (UK)
Seeing The Woods For The Trees
'Seeing The Wood For The Trees' sees Jane Chavez-Dawson build upon the idea of Frieda Kahlo as a cultural signifier, Kahlo is synonymous with the myth & truth of her suffering, this persona often depicted in her own work is adopted by Chavez-Dawson. Yet here the mechanics of the work is made transparent and a multi visual presentation; from the initial video, to post-production to a backdrop for a live performance is revealed, each phase adds a new level to the audience's reading of Chavez-Dawson as Kahlo with the prospect of the footage being considered authentic.
Vincent Meessen (BE/US)
This must be Chandigarh, the well known preconceived city in the Indian state of Punjab. With his black suit, bow tie and bowler hat, the walker looks like Le Corbusier, the creator of this city. The film is intermixed with images of someone typing a letter that opens with the words "Dear Advisor." Both the salutation and the voice-over refer to "Three Reminders to the Architects," a seminal text by Le Corbusier who, during this project in which various architects participated, would rather be addressed as 'advisor' than as architect.
Jorge García Velayos (ES)
La Bestia (The Beast)
In Paris begins a strange revolution on the roofs, with the sculptures and the clouds. When the beast appears is time for the destruction.
Time Out of Place
The Kings Cross area in London is rapidly transforming, creating a city in flux. Semiconductor have captured this moment in human history by documenting the day to day happenings in a short moving image work with a process whereby we see the past, present and future simultaneously.
Manuel Saiz (IT)
For a contemporary artist it can be overwhelming to come to a city like Rome to live and work. Thousands of years of (art) history can be a heavy load on your shoulders. Certainly any artist coming to Rome for a short time will be wondering what his/her contributions could be. Is there anything that can be done? Manuel Saiz, who lived in Rome as an artist-in-residence, wrote an essay on this. On the banks of the Tiber, Rome, near a viaduct over which traffic is racing in the dusk, runners are approaching one by one. They stop in front of the camera panting and stumbling over their words and read out fragments of the text.
John Deller (UK)
Gear Change Action
The artist cycled to work using the same route twice a week an approximate round trip of 11miles. Attached to the front of his bike was a super 8 camera rigged with a cable release attached to the gear shifter and set up to take a single frame every time the gears were changed. Filming was continued during the journey until the film ran out.
Max Hattler (UK)
"I am interested in the space between abstraction and figuration, where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. My work contemplates microcosms, moments, atmospheres: Close-ups as reflections on the big picture. While my films tend to be without dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music and the moving image."
Maggie Hall (UK)
"I produce work without a narrative and verbal content, work that exists purely to be experienced communicating a semi-intuitive understanding. I want to leave my work open to the formation of ideas and concepts rather than react to them. Recently I have begun to merge the initial creation of my work with the final product, recreating a version of the process. These works intend to compress, contain and capture the initial energy and tensions revealed in their creation."
Kevin Boniface (UK)
Compo, Clegg, Foggy and an Angel's kiss in spring.