Total Run Time: 98 minutes
Travel Notebooks: Venice, Italy (2015)
2:45 min / sound
Silvia De Gennaro , Italy
In this project the videos are like carillons and puzzles, that try to show the essence of a town in its manifold aspects and its motion. At the same time, they want to describe the emotional and cognitive process that takes place in the traveller mind.
Lunch time (2017)
12:16 min / sound
Irene Bartolome, Egypt
In this film we drive through downtown Cairo. While exploring the urban life and daily routine of the streets near Tahrir square, we sink into a labyrinth where our path keeps on being cut. During the 2011 revolution it was often said that “the people took back the streets”, but since then the police and military have returned to power and show their supremacy by controlling the public spaces, leaving many to adapt to a system where they have no voice and must work around the obstacles that are left behind.
9:00 min / sound
Pablo Polledri, Argentina
Ambition, labor exploitation, environmental pollution, human degradation, surplus value, corruption and much more in the fantastic free market world!
The Studio aka The Songs That Sang Her (2015)
12:56 min / sound
Sun Koh, Singapore
A Singaporean woman was haunted by songs from her past while showering in a Swedish winter. Time passed and she forgot about the incident, until a surreptitious work assignment sent her home to film in the audio studio that recorded those very same songs she was singing in that shower. An old master tape plays, and she is once again lured to sing along. Based on real life memories of herself singing the first 3 national songs that celebrated Singapore’s nationhood while living and working in a foreign country, The Studio is Sun Koh’s ode to their staying power.
Granular Film – Beirut (2016)
6:51 min / sound
Charles-Andre Coderre, Canada
Reminiscence of a trip in Beirut. The sea. the palm trees, the buildings melt when my eyelids began to close. My memories now have a separate life of their own.
11:11 min / sound
Di Hu, China
This film depicts a geographical, architectural, and urban research of a specific area in Shanghai that strongly resembles the Grand Palais area in Paris. Having lived in both cities for many years, I have deep attachments to both cities. This film also displays a concern of urbanization and globalization of Shanghai. As a result, it transforms Shanghai into a sci-fi like surreal landscape through the blending of pre-industrial and hypermodern elements.
El Becerro Pintado (2017)
10:27 min / silent
David Pantaleon, Spain
Those who worship the Golden Calf based his life on materialism and seek to obtain goods and wealth with their devotion. Lying and looting becomes a common practice.
10:40 min / sound
Hoi Ling , Malaysia
The images function as phrases that connects each other through form and
movement. Like a kind of word game, eg.: “channel – lid- drain – navigate – ectopic – container – random – meal -louse – era – archaic – chilli – industrialisation – natural – lies – swallow….” These individual images might seem irrelevant to each other, and it is not clear where this game would lead to. But somehow, the end connects with the beginning, and so connected with everything else…
8:17 min / sound
Lesly Leon Lee, Rathimalar Govindarajoo, Malaysia
An experimental underwater project that explores Indian classical motifs with contemporary form in movement.
Hem 84 (2017)
4:00 min / sound
Andrew Stiff & Thierry Bernard-Gotteland, Vietnam
A research project, started in 2016, aimed to investigate life within the hems [alleyways] in the city of Ho Chi Minh, [Saigon], Vietnam, through a series of ‘Events’, that help define the multifunctional spaces through the relations developed by the inhabitants and their rituals. The Hems are defined by their ability to transform from an extension to the house, to a communal eating space, to a place of peace and tranquility, punctuated by the sounds of Vietnamese love songs, sung by the locals.
Farewell Transmission (2017)
14:08 min / sound
Mike Rollo, Canada
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. Farewell Transmission is equal parts an indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and a subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension.
preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsates as if with decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution.