Catalogue 2017-2018
Below, browse the 2017-2018 Rencontres Internationales catalogue, or search the archives of the works presented since 2004. New video clips are routinely posted and the images and text are regularly updated.
Pierrick MOUTON
Oro
mouton Pierrick
Oro
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 16:53 | France | Royaume-Uni | 2017

Oro est une divinité de la nature, une divinité du vent, une divinité invisible. Dans le pays Yoruba, Oro est la divinité la plus influente, la plus terrible, la plus puissante. Lors de la saison estivale, Oro se réveille. A la nuit tombée, drapé dans une longue robe, décoré de coquilles, un masque en bois peint, les lèvres teintées de sang; Oro défile dans la ville obscure. Les hommes initiés paradent dans les rues sombres; tourbillonnant, dansant, chantant, tuant chiens et poules errantes. Alors, un bruit étrange rugit et résonne de la forêt lointaine. C’est le signal pour toutes les femmes, de s’enfermer dans leurs maisons: elles n’en sortiront plus. Elles se couchent, couvrent leurs têtes et celles de leurs enfants. Elles ont interdiction formelle de regarder le personnages masqué du oro sous peine de mort ou d`amnésie soudaine. Une légende raconte que les profanes qui s`aventurent dehors aux jours interdits sont avalés par la divinité Oro. Leurs corps disparaissent et on retrouve leurs vêtements accrochés aux arbres le lendemain. Oro est un culte ancestral toujours actif dans le sud du Bénin. Il est utilisé à des fins politiques, pour préserver l`ordre établi, dans la communauté.

Pierrick Mouton est un artiste et vidéaste, vivant à Paris. Son travail explore la pensée magique, le cultuel et la transcendance, à travers des films, des installations et des photographies. Sa recherche se caractérise autour du film et de l’espace d’exposition, prétexte à rendre explicite les rôles du sujet et de l’auteur. Cette démarche est associée a une approche documentaire, et une immersion sur le long terme avec différents groupe de croyance et de pensée. Ces recherches aboutissent à un ensemble narratif hétéroclite, composé d’interviews, de dialogues, de dessins, de lettres, de sculptures... Tous ces documents sont présentés sous différentes formes: écrites, filmées, scénographiées, ou spatialisées. Pierrick Mouton a récemment exposé à Londres son projet sur le long terme, Correspondances, (2008-2015), qui e été présenté sous la forme d’une exposition personnelle à la Nunnery Gallery de Londres. Son travail est régulièrement montré dans différents festivals et expositions collectives (Carrousel - London, Espace croisé, Saison vidéo - Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma, Creation on air - France culture, ....)

Francis NARANJO
Viaje a Tiawanaku (Travel to Tiawanaku)
naranjo Francis
Viaje a Tiawanaku (Travel to Tiawanaku)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 18:32 | Espagne | Bolivie | 0

Viaje a Tiawanaku (Journey to Tiawanaku) is a tribute to Marisa Naranjo de la Coba, Francis Naranjo’s mother (who died in 2015 after a long illness), which becomes a tribute to all mothers. Marisa Naranjo never left the Canary Islands, she always travelled via other people’s memories. She led a remarkable life: her separation from her husband, whom she left while pregnant with her only child and amidst Franco’s dictatorship, meant she had to live with friends (in Santa María de Guía) because her circumstances prevented her from seeking the help of her family. A rural Spain immersed in poverty and a hypocritical morality meant that her son was her only concern. This video presents distinct journeys: a sensorial and initiatory one, where the soundtrack, images and poetry merge to help us on this passage which the human condition guides us on through its emotions; and another, physical and tangible. Following her death, Marisa embarks on her last voyage to experience of Tiawanaku (Bolivia). This time, it’s her ashes which travel, to resume the journey by way of our memory, where she awaits us to continue with the cycle of life.

Francis Naranjo is a Spanish artist born in Santa María de Guia, in the Canary Islands, in 1961. He has produced videos and installation pieces. His work develops problem areas pertaining to the society of information, highly technological, in which we are being controlled or in which we control, as well as globalization and the general use of new technologies and the human condition. Among other places, his work has been exhibited in the in different cities of the world like Santiago de Chile, Berlín, Nueva York, Göteborg, Miami, Uppsala, Madrid, París, Sevilla, Valencia, Casablanca, Tel Aviv, Montreal, South Korea, La Paz, Quito, Buenos Aires, Londres, Uppsala, etc.

Rawane NASSIF
Sokun Al Sulhufat (Turtles Are Always Home)
nassif Rawane
Sokun Al Sulhufat (Turtles Are Always Home)
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 11:39 | Liban | 2016

I left Lebanon in 2006. For the past 10 years I lived in 7 countries, 10 cities, and 21 homes. I slept in 21 beds, cooked in 21 kitchens, cleaned 21 bathrooms, wrote on 21 desks and locked 21 doors behind me. I packed all of my life into two suitcases and a backpack. The rest stayed behind. Somebody somewhere uses my bed, somebody somewhere has my shoes, somebody somewhere maybe remembers me in those fragmented traces of mine. I was there. But now I am here. In Qatar. In a fake Venice with colorful houses. Houses have memories too. They hide them under their windowsills, tuck them in layers of paint and sometimes whisper them to birds passing by. I wonder whose memories will these houses keep. I live here but I am unable to leave a trace. I try to attach myself to the walls, dirty them, mark them… but I fail. They are constantly cleaned, watched and protected. I caress them instead. And I film them, lest I forget. Home is where the heart is, they say. I disagree. My heart is everywhere. It left with the music. Like a turtle, I am always home.

Rawane Nassif is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker and anthropologist. She works in research and films often addressing subjects such as space, traditions, identities, displacement and memory. Rawane has directed social documentaries and wrote a book on the politics of memory in Lebanon, worked with immigrants and indigenous people in Canada, conducted visual research on nomadic traditions in Kyrgyzstan, taught anthropological courses in Tajikistan, wrote children’s books based on oral histories in Honduras and worked as a film researcher with the Doha Film Institute and the National Museum of Qatar. Her short film, “ Turtles are Always Home ” screened at numerous film festivals including the Berlinale, AFI Docs, Toronto, Camden, and RIDM. She is currently completing a mentorship with the “ Masters in Experimental Cinema, Creative Documentaries, and Video Creation ” Program at the Transforming Arts Institute in Madrid.

Frederic NAUCZYCIEL
La Peau Vive [Skin Live]
nauczyciel Frederic
La Peau Vive [Skin Live]
Installation vidéo | hdv | couleur | 38:0 | France | 2017

J’ai invité dans le studio des complices de plusieurs années, issus de la communauté noire transgenre des deux territoires, et d’autres artistes connus ou inconnus, engagés dans des pratiques performatives, masculines et féminines, urbaines et savantes, waaking, krump, art performance, slam... Tous sont reliés par un désir puissant d’inventer leur identité et par une appartenance revendiquée aux marges, réelles et symboliques. Je leur ai proposé de filmer eux-mêmes leurs tatouages, leurs scarifications, leur peau, face à la caméra ; et ce faisant, à échantillonner, une partie de leur histoire.

Frédéric Nauczyciel est artiste visuel. Il vit à Paris et travaille entre Paris et Baltimore. Depuis 2011, il déploie des installations vidéos, des photographies et des performances qui relient les ghettos noirs de Baltimore et la périphérie parisienne, puisant dans la force de langages performatifs tel que le Voguing, les fanfares déambulatoires ou la langue des signes. Ses projets en cours sont des récits mettant en jeu la langue, la trans-communauté, la traversée des lignes de partage. Il développe l’idée d’un “ endroit de confiance “, un espace libre d’assignation où la singularité de chacun existe sans labellisation. Il a exposé au Musée de la Chasse à Paris (2012), au Mac/Val (2012), au Festival d’Avignon (2013), au Palau de la Virreina, Barcelone (2010), au FotoFest International, Houston (2015) entre autres. Ses films ont été montrés aux Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin, au Festival Distrital à Mexico City, au Palace Festival à Chicago, etc.

Jürgen NEFZGER
The Cloud Machine
nefzger Jürgen
The Cloud Machine
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 12:35 | Allemagne | France | 2017

Jürgen Nefzger associe des projets filmiques à son oeuvre photographique centrée sur les rapports entre l’homme et son environnement dominés par les logiques économiques. Avec The Cloud Machine, il présente un film réalisé au sein d’une grande usine d’incinération. Celle-ci vient éclairer son propos, avec cette notion de recyclage, de cycle dans lequel s’inscrivent les sociétés contemporaines. Avec des pointes d’humour, il nous fait partager le quotidien de ces hommes alimentant cette machine à nuages. En dehors des fumées que rejette l’usine, il y a cette idée de boucle immuable induite par une logique consumériste portant les individus vers les centres commerciaux, achetant des produits qui nécessairement seront voués à la destruction. En découle ce constat: finalement, rien ne change malgré les aléas. La crise, mais quelle crise?

Né en 1968 à Fürth en Allemagne, Jürgen Nefzger vit et travaille en France depuis 1991, aujourd’hui entre Paris et Nice. Diplômé de l’école Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie à Arles, il est depuis 2008 artiste enseignant, à l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole puis à l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Aix-en-Provence. Il est représenté par la galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, depuis 2001. Jürgen Nefzger a obtenu le Prix Niépce pour l’ensemble de son travail en 2008. Il est également lauréat de la Villa Médicis Hors les Murs et du Prix Photo du Jeu de Paume. La publication “ Fluffy Clouds ” a reçu le prix du livre photographique en Allemagne. Dans une veine documentaire, Jürgen Nefzger aborde des sujets relevant d’une interrogation sur le paysage contemporain. Observateur critique d’une société consommatrice, il porte son regard sur des paysages marqués par les activités économiques, industrielles et de loisir. Son travail photographique se construit par série, à la chambre photographique, et associe des projets filmés en numérique présentés au sein de ses expositions ou indépendamment. Il édite aussi ses travaux sous formes de livres, en portant une grande attention aux question de narration et de positionnement.

Jussie NSANA BANIMBA
Tiamvu (The Bridge)
nsana banimba Jussie
Tiamvu (The Bridge)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 1:22 | Congo (Brazzaville) | 2015

Plasticienne - Bédéiste - Illustratrice - Vidéaste Fondatrice et directrice artistique de l’Espace Nsan’Arts , Jussie est professeure d?arts plastiques de peinture ou de Bande Dessinée pour les enfants et adolescents, tout en consacrant l'essentiel dedans les écoles de Pointe-Noire et se consacre entièrement à l'animation des ateliers d'illustration, son temps à sa passion, l’art

Arianne OLTHAAR
Gesamtschule
olthaar Arianne
Gesamtschule
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 5:23 | Pays-Bas | 2016

Images of a comprehensive school in West Germany that was built between 1972 and 1978. At the time it was very modern and progressive, both in the way of its education as well in its interior design. An example is the integrated disco in the cellar where up untill today schoolchildren can dance during their lunch break.

Arianne Olthaar (1970, Netherlands) is making experimental films, photographs and miniature models. Her work has a strong focus on the once-luxurious interiors of public spaces that were built in the 1970s and 80s, such as primate enclosures, dining cars, hotel nightclubs, discotheques, a school interior. Interiors that once represented an explicit modern luxury but nowadays have an aura of faded glory and are increasingly disappearing by renovation or demolishment. Her work has been presented in a variety of exhibitions as well as numerous international film festivals, including Cinematexas; Media City Film and Video Festival, Windsor; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; EMAF Osnabrück; New York Film Festival; Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago; VIDEOEX; Zürich, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin.

Juanita ONZAGA
The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do
onzaga Juanita
The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 20:20 | Colombie | 2017

Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father`s spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle, through realms of thought and deep into their haunted dreams. Here they will find some answers and attract unexpected company.

Juanita Onzaga is a Colombian-belgian film director and cinematographer playing with hybrid forms between the fiction, the documentary and the experimental. Within her narrations she touches the importance of memory, death and imagination, creating tales that reflect different ways of perceiving reality within strong political contexts. We wander in dreams, jungles and cities surrounded by spirits. Marrying this way a sense of emptiness in realism in an intimate way with a quest for mysticism, where the invisible gives more answers and meanings than the physical world. Her short film The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do won the International Jury prize for best short film generation 14plus at Berlin International Film Festival 2017, the highly acclaimed VAF Wildcard and other prizes, while being selected worldwide in festivals as San Sebastian, Sao Paulo, Reykjavik, Vilnius and Cartagena. She studied cinema in Brussels, obtaining a Bachelor in Direction of Photography at IAD and a Master in Film Direction at Sint-Lukas Brussel. She worked as a director and DOP for several short films, documentaries and video clips. Now she is currently developing her first feature film "The Landscapes That You Seek" at Torino Film Lab.

Hans OP DE BEECK
The Girl
op de beeck Hans
The Girl
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 16:0 | Belgique | 2017

"The Girl" is a slow, suggestive, perception-oriented animated film in which the viewer is transported to the strange world of a silent, 14-year-old girl. The dreamy landscape images show a dark forest, a vast landfill, a gas station, a highway landscape, a meadow, a factory site and a mysterious lake. Amidst all this stands an old caravan. The scene seems to suggest that the protagonist leads a lonely life on these premises. For a further unspecified reason, she must at one time have left her parental home, which is presented to us at the beginning of the film, both in perfect condition, and later in a neglected, abandoned state. In a variety of different landscapes, we see the girl perform small acts such as gather usable waste or pick herbs. We often get to see her cargo bike; the vehicle she uses to gather the bear necessities in order to survive. Nighttime, breaking dawn, wind, rain, fog, cold and warming fire are present throughout the film. Occasionally, we get to see the girl “resting serenely” from up close, as if we were right beside her, and could feel her breath. At the end of the film we understand that she is resting on a raft in the lake, floating, passive, as a metaphor for surrender. An original soundtrack for the film was composed by Tom Pintens, on a text by the artist.

Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewer’s senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder and silence. Over the past twenty years Op de Beeck realized numerous monumental “ sensorial ” installations, in which he evoked what he describes as “ visual fictions ”: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for introspection. In many of his films though, in contrast with those depopulated spaces, he prominently depicts anonymous characters. Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

Vivian OSTROVSKY
DizzyMess
ostrovsky Vivian
DizzyMess
Film expérimental | super8 | couleur et n&b | 7:43 | France | USA | 2017

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Cinéaste née à New York en 1945, Vivian Ostrovsky passe son enfance à Rio de Janeiro puis poursuit des études supérieures à Paris en psychologie ainsi qu`en cinéma. Elle co-fonde dans les années 1970 Ciné-Femmes, organisme dédié à la diffusion de films de femmes. Depuis 1980, Vivian Ostrovsky a réalisé plus de vingt films, la plupart tournés en Super 8, qui incluent souvent du found footage, des extraits de fictions, de documentaires, ou de home movies. Ses films exploitent le thème du déplacement et se situent, d`après Yann Beauvais, entre le "film journal" et le "film collage". Elle travaille également à la programmation du cinéma d`auteur et d`avant-garde du festival de film de Jérusalem. Son travail a connu de nombreuses rétrospectives et expositions dans les musées et les festivals à travers le monde ; à la fois pour ses films et ses " films- installations ".

Akosua Adoma OWUSU
Mahogany Too
owusu Akosua Adoma
Mahogany Too
Vidéo expérimentale | super8 | couleur | 3:32 | USA | 2017

Mahogany Too takes the 1975 cult classic Mahogany “ a fashion-infused romantic drama” as its base. The film examines and revives Diana Ross`s iconic portrayal of Tracy Chambers. Analogue film provides vintage tones, which emphasises the essence of the character, re-creating Tracy’s qualities through fashion, modelling, and styling

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker and producer whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. Her work addresses the complexities of living as an African immigrant in the United States and experiencing a collision of identities resulting in a « triple consciousness ». Owusu interprets Du Boi’s notion of double consciousness and creates a third identity or consciousness, representing the diverse consciousness of women and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture.

Laura J. PADGETT
Solitaire
padgett Laura J.
Solitaire
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 2:19 | USA | Allemagne | 2017

We see Max Horkheimer buying newspapers, we hear Hannah Arendt speaking about the mother tongue and making the invisible tangible. We also see Frankfurt am Main during the great (re)construction boom of the 1960s. We see demonstrations on the Römerberg and the presence of the American Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany during the cold war as well as scenes after the apprehension of members of the Red Army Faction. Housing shortages, urban development, youth and their future, guest workers, consumer society: these topics are repeatedly presented and discussed in the Hessen Schau news program from this period. The film deals with the concept of democracy, of having a voice and the contiguity between private and public space. These boundaries, which are in the process of dissolving, are made clear the storytelling in this film as fundamental strands of our social being. Laura J. Padgett’s found footage film SOLITAIRE is made from documentary film material and radio broadcasts of the late 1950s until 1972. It was culled exclusively from the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation’s (hr) archives.

The artist’s work explores unoccupied spaces, both real and imaginary, to reveal truths that are often overlooked. Like her subject, her work itself occupies the spaces between photographic storytelling and installation, between language and image, between history and current affairs. While she uses photographic media the results are always more than photographic objects. Since the nineties Padgett has produced a wide-ranging body of work, adopting various genres such as architectural photography, still life and urban street photography while exploring our ideas of communal and cultural identity. Laura J. Padgett’s work is often displayed in public spaces and plays with scale, material and the way we interpret images and their relation to history. The breadth of her work demonstrates an ability to move fluidly between genres, based on her background in painting, art history and architecture. Born in Cambridge, USA, Laura J. Padgett studied painting, film and photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. Her conceptual approach to her projects stems from this background. Her further studies in film and art history, with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule and at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, respectively, broadened her approach. Laura J. Padgett exhibits internationally, and her work can be found in state and corporate collections such as the DZ-Bank ArtCollection, Frankfurt am Main. Her work is in the permanent collections of Museo Museion, Bolzano, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Museum Wiesbaden and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. She is the 2017 recipient of the Marielies-Hess-Art Award. Laura J. Padgett lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.

Jongkwan PAIK
La Noche Cíclica (Cyclical Night)
paik Jongkwan
La Noche Cíclica (Cyclical Night)
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 17:0 | Coree du Sud | 2016

The time is out of joint. The ghost appears again in the dark of the night. “ The chain of memorial light is not absolutely broken, it is rather knotted in a different way ”

Born in 1982, South Korea. Studied Psychology and Electronics in college and received MFA in Film from the Graduate School of Communication and Arts at Yonsei University. Jongkwan continues to produce experimental films based on research with in-depth study of images.

Manuel PALMA
El Sueño de la Razón (The Dream of Reason)
palma Manuel
El Sueño de la Razón (The Dream of Reason)
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur et n&b | 15:0 | Espagne | 2017

The shadows of a moon eclipse cover two of the first villages built in Spain after the war. Its inhabitants are trapped under these transition moment turned to a new landscape between two worlds, between two dreams.

Manuel Palma (Cádiz, 1986) He studied Fine Arts in Sevilla and Valencia . It combines his education of drawing and painting with video art and sound art. He complete his education with the exchange program at Lietuvas Dailes Akademija in Lithuania. His audiovisual work has been seen in centers and festivals such as RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN in Paris and Berlin, V Festival de MÁRGENES "Film Letters" in Madrid, ZINEBI57 "Zinergentziak15" in Bilbao, FIVA International Video Art Festival in Buenos Aires, "Music and Visual Arts Sens meeting" in Rambleta, Valencia, CINEMISITICA "Art Cinematheque Cinemistica 7" in Granada, "XXIV Muestra Abierta de videoartistas 18D" in Neomudejar, Madrid. He has developed courses and workshops with artists and filmmakers like James Benning, Lois Patiño, Victor Erice, Mercedes Alvarez. Currently he follow his education in Master Videolab of Contemporary Audiovisual Creation at LENS Visual School of Arts in Madrid.

Rotraut PAPE
Berlin Wall: Vertival Horizon
pape Rotraut
Berlin Wall: Vertival Horizon
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 131:0 | Allemagne | 2015

The wall and what it symbolized stood out as a negative horizon throughout my entire life, which began in 1956 in Berlin, five years before the construction of the wall. Only one week after the wall came down, its disappearance was already foreseeable. I set out with a camera one last time to film continuously along the wall on November 17th 1989. The two-and-a-half hour route begins at the river Spree in Kreuzberg, follows the painted wall along deserted streets to Checkpoint Charlie, around Potsdamer Platz up to the Brandenburg Gate, ending after seven kilometers behind a desolate Reichstag with a view across the Spree, where the new government buildings now stand.

Filmmaker, artist, university professor. Born 1956 in Berlin, studied fine art / experimental film at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. She specialized early on the media of film/video/computer, though was interested less in their technological possibilities – although she mastered these with virtuosity – than in their artistic potential to develop formulations for interrogating society politically and ethically. Performance and installation play a major role in her work (including in her videos and films), both as actual performances and as interactive experimental arrangements. Screenings, exhibitions, publications and talks at home and abroad. Professor for Film/Video at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach.

Véréna PARAVEL, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Somniloquies
paravel Véréna , Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Somniloquies
0 | 4k | couleur | 73:0 | Suisse | 2017

Quand dormir devient un art, c'est la démarche tout à fait étonnante et inhabituelle des cinéastes Lucien Castaing-Taylor et Verena Parave. Ensemble ils restituent les rèves sonores obsessionnels d'un homme et filment des corps en veille aux contours indéfinis comme les limbes. Un documentaire entre deux dimensions.

Véréna Paravel, née en 1971 à Neuchâtel en Suisse, et Lucien Castaing-Taylor, né en 1966 à Liverpool, sont artistes et anthropologues. Ils vivent et travaillent aux Etats-Unis. Véréna Paravel a étudié l’anthropologie à l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris et à l’Université de Toulouse. Lucien Castaing-Taylor a étudié la philosophie, la théologie et l’anthropologie à l’université de Berkeley en Californie et est professeur à l’Université de Harvard, en arts visuels et anthropologie. Leur travail se déploie en cinéma, vidéo et photographie. Dans ce processus de réinvention de la relation entre leurs deux domaines, l’anthropologie et le cinéma, ils ont fondé en 2008 un laboratoire expérimental à l’université de Harvard, le Sensory Ethnography Lab. Les films qui y sont crées ont une approche décentrée de la pratique visuelle et de l’image en mouvement ; la caméra ne se focalise pas sur les humains comme s’il s’agissait d’acteurs privilégiés dans le monde qui les entoure mais plutôt sur le tissus des relations affectives créées dans le monde physique, en relation avec les éléments naturels, les animaux et la technologie. Leur premier long métrage, « Caniba », réflexion sur la signification du désir cannibale dans l’histoire et la culture a obtenu le Prix spécial du jury Orizzonti au Festival international du film de Venise (2017). Leur film « Leviathan » a obtenu le Prix de la critique FIPRESCI (2015), ainsi que le prix Douglas Edward du film expérimental et indépendant, décerné par la Los Angeles Film Critics Association (2012). Leur travail a également été montré à la Biennale du Whitney Museum.

Arnold PASQUIER
O amor moderno
pasquier Arnold
O amor moderno
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:52 | France | Brésil | 2017

L'installation vidéo d'Arnold Pasquier fait partie d'une série qui vise à reflèter les conditions d'une expérience sentimentale en lien avec un paysage et à inventer la forme spectaculaire d'un amour contemporain. Deux paysages creusent une absence et révélent la possibilité d'une rencontre. D'une part, une sculpture monumentale couvre les ruines du village de Gibellina en Sicile, détruit par un tremblement de terre; d'autre part, une autoroute coupe irrémédiablement en deux un quartier d'immigrants italiens de la ville de Sao Paulo au Brésil. Ce cercueil blanc, ce moulage en béton débordant, offre une nouvelle scène pour exprimer - jour et nuit - un amour qui est en lui-même l'invention d'une forme d'amour.

Arnold Pasquier est né en 1968 à Paris. Dès ses études d’arts plastiques et de cinéma à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, il réalise des essais en super 8 et vidéo dans lesquels il développe un univers de journaux filmés et de fictions. À vingt ans, il se rapproche de la danse contemporaine et collabore avec des chorégraphes en tant que documentariste et danseur. Ces expériences inaugurent la réalisation d’une oeuvre où la danse tient une place importante. En 1997, il intègre le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains. Arnold Pasquier est l’auteur de nombreux films, vidéos, documentaires, fictions, mises en scène de spectacles et émissions radiophoniques : son travail se dèveloppe au croisement de ces différentes disciplines. Ses films ont été présentés et primés dans de nombreux festivals de cinéma en France et à l’étranger (Festival du film de Locarno, Festival Côté Court à Pantin, Vidéodanse, Biennale de Busan, FIDMarseille, Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid). En 2005, il est lauré d’une bourse Villa Médicis Hors les Murs et il réalise le film Celui qui aime a raison au Brésil, sorti en salle en 2006. Son film Notre amour est présenté en sélection officielle au Festival du film de Locarno en 2009. En 2012, il présente un court métrage intitulé L’Italie et, lauréat d’une résidence de réalisation du Festival Côté Court de Pantin, il achéve la réalisation d’un long métrage de fiction expérimentale, Si c’est une île, c’est la Sicile.

Denis PAVLOVIC
Zwischen Gestern und Morgen (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow)
pavlovic Denis
Zwischen Gestern und Morgen (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow)
Documentaire | 16mm | couleur | 25:15 | Allemagne | 2016

The story of a man who came to Germany 17 years ago. It’s the 31.12.2017, a day in the life of Niaz Ahmadzai from Afghanistan. A never ending story of work, existence, love, familiy and an unfulfilled personality. The perfect integration of a fully functioning machine.

Denis Pavlovic, born in 1987 in Stuttgart, presented his first film "Smoother in 350ml" at the No Budget Festival in Tubingen in 2008. Thereupon he studied 3 years Film & Video at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. After his graduation he worked as an interne at the Documentary Production Company "Kloos und Co. Medien" in Berlin. In 2011 Denis accomplished his first long movie called "Paranoid Places" and in 2013 his second full-length documentary „Wo tanzen wir morgen" which celebrated its Premiere at the 19th Filmschau Baden-Wurttember Festival. In order to its success it was distributed via Teamwerk Stuttgart. Today Denis is studying documentary direction at the Filmakademie Baden- Wurttemberg and works as a freelancer filmmaker and artist. The main themes his films are about modern society in the midst of globalism and industrialism.

Sini PELKKI
Length
pelkki Sini
Length
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 7:23 | Finlande | 2016

the work examines the length of a thought, the length of a moment. Through repetition and rhythm, the piece builds a sense of a narrative, distance and closeness at the same time. We are looking at a figure in an urban landscape, soon to be dislocated. The Gaze abandons and re-draws the images. Perception grapples with distances; between the figure and its landscape, between the viewer and the piece itself.

Sini Pelkki (born 1978) is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She gained her BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002 and her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2008. Sini Pelkki’s work derives and evolves around photography and the photographic image. Focusing on the subjectivity of seeing and the diverse dialogue between environments and the layers of spaces within spaces.

Carlos PEREIRA
Histórias de Fantasmas (Ghost Stories)
pereira Carlos
Histórias de Fantasmas (Ghost Stories)
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 13:32 | Portugal | Allemagne | 2017

I. A storm in Berlin. Lightnings. The sound of thunders. II. Searching for a face in the dark. III. Inside an old Stasi building, a painter of ruins talks about being human.

Carlos Pereira (Lisbon, 1989) studied film directing in Lisbon (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema) and Barcelona (Escuela de Cine Bande à Part) and film studies in Stockholm (Stockholms Universitet). His films have been screened in festivals such as IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Vila do Conde and Córtex and venues such as The Portuguese Cinematheque. Lives and works in Berlin, where he is as a member of the selection committee for Generation (Berlinale).

Jonathan PEREL
5-T-2 Ushuaia
perel Jonathan
5-T-2 Ushuaia
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 4:0 | Argentine | 2016

Adolfo Scilingo was the only military officer to confess the dictatorship crimes. Among the details he gave of the way the genocide worked, throwing prisoners from planes into the water to their death, Scilingo specifies the model that was used in the flights he participated in: an Electra. Of the eight Electras that belonged to the Argentine Navy, five of them were bought in 1982. Only the three bought in 1973 could have been used in the flight that Scilingo describes. Those three Electras are at present in Argentina. This film of Jonathan Perel searches cartographically the traces of those planes.

Jonathan Perel, born in 1976, lives and works in Buenos Aires. He attended a degree in Arts at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (University of Buenos Aires). He directed the feature films Toponimia (2015), Tabula Rasa (2013), 17 Monumentos (2012) and El Predio (2010), and the short films Las Aguas del Olvido (2013), Los Murales (2011) and 5 (cinco) (2008). Two times awarded with the Metropolitan Fund for the Arts, his films have been screened and awarded in numerous international film festivals, such as: Viennale, IFFR Rotterdam, FIDMarseille (Prix Camira), BAFICI, YIDFF Yamagata, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin (Palais de Tokio & Haus der Kulturen der Welt), First Look (Museum of the Moving Image), Porto/Post/Doc, Underdox, La Havana.