Experimental 2

Sunday 18/03/2018 21:00 - 22:00
Total Duration: 00:59:55

  1. Scenes from the Anthropocene 14:19
  2. USA 2017
    Directed by: Gregg Biermann
    Dialogue language: English

    Scenes from the Anthropocene combines material shot at The Bronx Zoo and The Museum of Natural History, with 3D animated material. On the soundtrack, paleontologist Peter Ward warns of the probability that we are experiencing the beginning of a sixth mass extinction. This work is a lament on anthropogenic climate change, its effects on life on Earth and the human urge to oblivion.

  3. If Frames Disappeared From the World / 世界からコマが消えたなら 04:00
  4. Japan 2016
    Directed by: Kenta Nomura
    Animation: Kenta Nomura
    Technique: Single-Frame Shooting, Compositing in After Effects
    Music: None

    Now physical frames of films have disappeared and frames have been virtualized due to digitization of production of moving images. The work is the first experiment to make us experience virtual frames. Frames have already disappeared from the world, but what about moving image expression? Don’t we still understand digital moving images in the traditional way of the analog age? I tried making it recognized that physical frames no longer exist in modern moving image production, paradoxically by constructing a virtual film strip in a digital space, which might appear to be aimless. I shot frames of 8mm films one by one with a digital single-lens reflex camera utilizing a macro-cine copy. (It is a classical kind of lens to blow up 8mm films to 35mm films and used to be actively used in families whose fathers are devoted to 8mm films.) After digitizing the frames, I arranged them lengthways one by one in Adobe After Effects. Now it was possible to see the virtual long strip consisted of more than 100 frames through a virtual camera from any distance, closely or far off. I started from the farthest distance where the each frame can be recognized and gradually dived into the film strip. By doing so, the work features that it is the most essential element of film that intermittent movement generate dynamism. The title of this film is a parody of a famous Japanese feature film. I’d like to suggest that disappearance of physical frames is not a niche problem that matters only when producing experimental films, but a problem that all kinds of moving image expression have in common. For the virtual film, I chose frames that seemed to include some major stories from films I shot from Dec. 16th, 2015 to Aug. 9th, 2016.

  5. Kaleidoscope 03:23
  6. Turkey 2017
    Directed by: Murat Sayginer
    Screenplay: Murat Sayginer
    Production/School: Murat Sayginer
    Dialogue language: English

    Flying through a tunnel made of kaleidoscopic photographs.

  7. Zarr-Dos 06:34
  8. Switzerland 2017
    Directed by: Bart Wasem
    Screenplay: Bart Wasem
    Animation: Bart Wasem
    Technique: 2D, 3D CG Animation
    Music: Walter Rohrbach
    Production/School: Juerg Steudler
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: Emglish

    Megalomania! An epic and odd nightmarish comedy about the abuse of almighty power. Is this social and political brutalisation we are confronted today acceptable? Absolutely not! «Justice is only felt by the victors» (H. Nitschke).

  9. Human 05:02
  10. Korea 2017
    Directed by: Jungho Bang
    Dialogue language: English

    Man, one of large primates, has replaced the process of natural selection with intelligent design system. That’s a human instinct. Human has done intelligent design to evolve into more intelligent life by instinct and by purpose. A short film ‘human’ shows that the violence, brutality, and dysmorphism human has in the evolution process.

  11. O 01:35
  12. Myanmar 2017
    Directed by: Mg Sun
    Screenplay: Mg Sun
    Production/School: Mg Sun
    Dialogue language: English

    The circle of life, creation and destruction of universe

  13. From this side of space to the other side of the signal 09:54
  14. USA 2017
    Directed by: Benjamin Rosenthal
    Screenplay: Benjamin Rosenthal
    Animation: Benjamin Rosenthal
    Technique: SD Analog Processing, 2D Computer Animation, 3D animation
    Production/School: Benjamin Rosenthal
    Dialogue language: English

    "From this side of space to the other side of the signal" utilizes footage produced on unique analog equipment from the early history of video during a residency at Signal Culture (a contemporary version of the original Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY), and emerges from a nod to Michael Snow's iconic structural film La Région Centrale. Virtual landscapes pumped through the analog system become caught amidst sets of "meaningless" signs/barriers and violent signals. Computer generated bodies and body parts glistening with video material generated via this system perform actions that queer the line between digital, physical and analog, homoeroticism and violence––entangled in a fragmented high-modernist grid. A voice from the other side of the signal attempts to lure the viewer into some act of connection, of crossing over, only to be perpetually interrupted by barriers of interference.

  15. The Blue Painter 03:00
  16. Finland 2017
    Directed by: Marga Doek
    Production/School: Marga Doek
    Dialogue language: English

    Risto Suomi, a.k.a. 'The Blue Painter' is a well-established Finnish painter who is known for his colourful modern-day depictions of Kalevala myths and symbolism. His paintings awake a sense of longing for the past, a memory that struggles between the real and unreal. While strolling through Paris, his reality and the world of his paintings merge into a painting in motion.

  17. Banknote Reconstructed: Bank of England G Series Five Pounds 11:08
  18. United Kingdom 2018
    Directed by: Martin John Callanan
    Music: Benedict Drew

    A Bank of England five pound note reconstructed from shredded production waste. An animation made form the security shredded remnants of misprinted new polymer Five Pound banknotes (G series), which never made it into circulation. Made possible with the support of the Leverhumle Trust and the Bank of England.

  19. Cousins of clouds / Les cousins des nuages 01:00
  20. France 2017
    Directed by: Romain Claris
    Screenplay: Jeffrey McNeely
    Animation: Romain Claris
    Technique: Paint
    Production/School: Romain Claris
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    In Asia, in every rural village, elephants are considered to be the cousins of clouds... A film poem painted on Buddha Board

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