Experimental 2

Monday 20/03/2017 14:15 - 16:00 - Screenings Schedule 2017
Total Duration: 01:40:20

  1. Tacto 00:11:55
  2. Italy 2016
    Directed by: Diego Garro
    Production/School: Filmed on location in Barcelona (Spain) in 2015 and Stoke-On-Trent (UK) in 2016. Editing and design by Diego Garro in the Keele University Multimedia Laboratories and Music Technology studios, 2016.
    Dialogue language: Spanish
    Subtitles language: English

    TACTO strives to explore the senses’ response to crossfires of artistic messages. The poem, the sound and the images invite the viewer to watch and hear elements with a sensory magnifying glass. The textural, the cellular, the atomic layers lead to a creative deconstruction, or reconstruction, of reality. The simplicity of the materials is deteriorated almost to a pre-technological degree. It is a celebration of life’s senseless flaws: the chaotic patterns of our skin surface, the duality of youth and maturity, light and darkness, the breaking down of speech into disorderly whispers, the elusive meaning of the words we speak.

  3. It Is My Fault 00:04:50
  4. China 2016
    Directed by: Liu Sha

    After the compression of the spiritual world by the force of regulation, there will follow a series of emotions such as introspection, violence, self-destruction, and untangling. This work utilizes the own approach of the digital media itself to deconstruct, to form the subliminal synesthesia visually and to create a fictional experience for the mind.

  5. Miller Fisher 00:09:18
  6. Hong Kong 2016
    Directed by: Faiyaz Jafri

    Miller Fisher amalgamates the distorted visual, physical and existential experience of an autoimmune disorder by the same name, with the aesthetics and vernacular of the animated GIF.

  7. Dead Nature / Nature morte 00:03:53
  8. Netherlands 2016
    Directed by: Jeroen ter Welle

    A still life that comes to live. In the beginning of this short film we see a landscape photo, but very soon we see movement, the landscape starts to live. To achieve this I have used animations, photos and video. In the beginning of the film the material mainly contains images made close to the place where the first photo of this film was made, but towards the end we see more and more “ imported landscapes “. Images from totally different landscapes, made on totally different locations.

  9. Leerstelle 00:04:30
  10. Germany 2016
    Directed by: Urte Zintler
    Screenplay: Urte Zintler
    Animation: Urte Zintler, Katharina Gardemann
    Technique: drawn animation, Rotoscopy, Mixed MEdia
    Music: Karlheinz Essl
    Production/School: Urte Zintler
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: English

    A woman, a road, the outland The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of "HOME" and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin´s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements - always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm - a timeless space of deceleration. "One must be able to part and still be like a tree: the roots remaining in the ground, landscape passing and we are fixed." (Hilde Domin)

  11. Steps 00:01:22
  12. Netherlands 2017
    Directed by: Erik van Schaaik
    Screenplay: Erik van Schaaik
    Animation: Erik van Schaaik
    Technique: CGI computer animation
    Music: Martin Fondse
    Production/School: Anita van Dalen

    The turbulent struggle between father and son. A minimalist epic.

  13. Unnatural Growth 00:04:14
  14. USA 2017
    Directed by: Ali Aschman

    Unnatural Growth is a poetic expression of being a woman objectified, and the constant awareness of the proximity of violence and death. A vulnerable body makes its way through topographies of uncertainty, exploring feelings of discomfort, desire and defiance.

  15. Vitaman vs. Candy Kid 00:01:35
  16. USA 2015
    Directed by: Anthony George
    Screenplay: Anthony George, Callie Braceras, Zach Brown, Lisa Pattison, Phil Garrett
    Animation: Anthony George, Callie Braceras, Blair Brown, Zach Brown, Lisa Pattison, Kasey Shoemaker
    Dialogue language: English

    Vitaman and Candy Kid fight over who is more beloved.

  17. My Norfolk 00:04:06
  18. United Kingdom 2016
    Directed by: Alice Bouttell

    An experiential film based on a night and a day spent on a beach in Norfolk.

  19. About Time 00:03:10
  20. Taiwan 2016
    Directed by: Kuan-wen, Liu

    Home should be like a shelter, but if there is no family members inside, people still feel lonely and afraid.

  21. Every Day / Hver Dag 00:12:58
  22. Denmark 2016
    Directed by: Sara Nanna

    EVERY DAY is a puppet animation, which illustrates the ways in which people interact with each other, in a world that resembles our own. The narrative is abstract, employing both the surreal and the humorous in addressing universal, elementary emotions, such as passivity, exhaustion, frustration and the feeling of being insufficient or misunderstood. Emotions that can make people blind to one another and deny themselves the possibility of magic in everyday life. The animation was made using both live pictures and stop motion and can be viewed as either an on-going video-installation in rotation or as an abstract short story about life, spanning two days.

  23. The Sadness Will Not Last Forever / Het verdriet zal niet eeuwig duren 00:08:18
  24. Russia 2016
    Directed by: Alexei Dmitriev
    Screenplay: Alexei Dmitriev & Mathieu Janssen
    Animation: Alexei Dmitriev
    Technique: oil on glass
    Music: Frank Boeijen
    Production/School: Alexei Dmitriev
    Dialogue language: Dutch
    Subtitles language: English

    The most beautiful paintings are those which you dream about when you lie in bed smoking a pipe, but which you never paint.

  25. Between the World and Me 00:04:53
  26. Czech Republic 2016
    Directed by: Jan Sramek

    Discernible buildings with specific functions turn intosymbols of modernity’s epic dreams. The danger looms ahead that a railway station or such phenomena as automated industrial production concentrated in giant assembly halls will become representative of their kind being generally perceived in the same way as are coloured or socially disadvantaged people by members of the privileged white majority.

  27. Roger Ballen's Theatre of Apparitions 00:05:00
  28. United Kingdom 2016
    Directed by: Emma Calder, Ged Haney
    Screenplay: Roger Ballen, Marguerite Rossouw, Ged Haney, Emma Calder
    Production/School: Emma Calder, Ged Haney
    Dialogue language: English

    An animated theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts, dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart, a nightmarish subconscious world, in black and white.

  29. Dear Sun / Aurinko Armas 00:05:16
  30. Finland 2017
    Directed by: Iris Tanttu
    Screenplay: Iris Tanttu
    Production/School: Iris Tanttu
    Dialogue language: Finnish

    On a beautiful summerday a group of mystical creatures travel through the forest to watch a new sunrise.

  31. 0001-0753 00:01:15
  32. United Kingdom 2017
    Directed by: Gabriel Montagne Lascaris - Comneno
    Screenplay: Mauricio Pauly - Maduro

    Peeling off layers of noise and decimation. But he's somewhere else.

  33. b666b666c3b333 00:01:00
  34. United Kingdom 2015
    Directed by: Gabriel Montagné Láscaris-Comneno
    Music: Mauricio Pauly

    A short tone poem. Dadino, in his peculiar squat, waits for "this thing" to finish—and it finishes.

  35. Coil 00:02:47
  36. Germany 2016
    Directed by: Regina Kelaita
    Screenplay: Regina Kelaita

    Time is scrunched and the everyday compressed, resulting in a visual poem on time, on routine and alternating, chaotic sameness.

  37. Lingua Absentia 00:10:00
  38. USA 2016
    Directed by: Kate Raney, Jeremy Bessoff
    Dialogue language: English

    Lingua Absentia is a paper cut-out animation, about a mother and her schizophrenic daughter, Abby. Guided by the mother’s voice-over narration, the film takes the viewer through Abby's severe cancer treatment and her long process to recovery.


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