2016 Paris Programme
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Jan. 14
2 pm

Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris / MSubway: Arts et Métiers, Réaumur Sébastopol - lines 3, 4, 11
Free entry / Pass and accreditation: priority access


Rafiqul shuvo: Faster satiation, but only for Nevertheless behavior | Film expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 6:38 | Bangladesh | 2014 see more
Frank koolen, Kasper Jacobs: Play Curacao | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 29:28 | Curaçao | 2015 see more
Simon gush: Calvin and Holiday | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 11:41 | Afrique du sud | 2015 see more
Pleurad xhafa: Tireless Worker | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 42:57 | Albanie | 2015 see more
Rafiqul shuvo
Faster satiation, but only for Nevertheless behavior
Film expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 6:38 | Bangladesh | 2014

A land of disaster and death, a land of Mourn, the political domination, social, cultural confliction are extreme , when the tragic events happen one after another and sufferings of people knows no bound , all these issues are never questioned. What are the connection do the people hold with nation?

Rafiqul Shuvo was born in 1982 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was from a national cricket academy and initially started his career as a cricketer but later on he moved in the field of visual arts and studied sculpture (B.F.A and M.F.A) in Dhaka University Faculty of Fine Arts .Back in 2012 he curated a major show named “Only God Can Judge Me” an art event in a abandoned factory which ran parallel to the Dhaka Art Summit. In the following year 2013 he curated another collective multimedia and avant-garde show called Mourn. He is the founder of ‘OGCJMart’ a non-organizational collective. He has, over the last ten years, participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. He is a conceptual artist works in various media his practice mainly focusing on paintings, sculptures, videos and photography. Recently he is making several videos and finished working on of his first film.

Frank koolen, Kasper Jacobs
Play Curacao
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 29:28 | Curaçao | 2015

In the experimental documentary Play Curacao (2015) contemporary games, social rituals and leisure typical for the Caribbean island of Curacao are thoroughly investigated through a mix of observations, discussions and performative acts. During a four month residency at the Instituto Buena Bista artists/filmmakers Kasper Jacobs and Frank Koolen followed a wide variety of sub-cultures and singletons in their free-time routines resulting in a personal taxonomy of the Caribbean ‘Homo Ludens’. Play Curacao offers a dynamic, absurd and playful insight in the versatile everyday society and culture of Curacao.

Kasper Jacobs and Frank koolen, both visual artists working in the field of film and photography, met in 2007 and since then have been assisting each other frequently in a range of individual projects. Through these collaborations they created a mutual frame of preference and understanding. Their shared interest in subcultures and the structures they create to frame their own reality form the fundament of `Play Curacao` and future projects. Kasper Jacobs (1981, Bergen, NL) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Frank Koolen (1978, Maastricht, NL) studied at the HKU in Utrecht, De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Simon gush
Calvin and Holiday
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 11:41 | Afrique du sud | 2015

Lazy Nigel explores the small industrial town of Nigel in the East Rand of Johannesburg during weekends. The video starts with its landscapes of industrial complexes and factories, devoid of employees. As the film and my filming -which took place over a number of weekends- progress, a variety of local activities are revealed. Many of the town industry employees leave to return to their families, who often lived elsewhere. I wanted look at what remained. The film explores laziness as a construct. I am interested in unpacking the fact that work is traditionally seen as the major locus of our identity. Time off from our jobs allows us to engage in other activities that may not be seen as productive in a traditional sense. These activities can be social, political or creative, allowing us to think of our value in different ways and, as such, offer new ways to think about our identity.

Simon Gush (b.1981, Pietermaritzburg), living in Johannesburg. He was a 2011 Fellow at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, University of Cape Town, and completed postgraduate studies at the Hoger Instituut van Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium, in 2008. Solo shows include After Work at Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin and 9 o`clock, at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (both 2015), Red at the Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2014); 1st and 3rd at Galerie West, The Hague, and 4 for Four at SMAK, Ghent (both 2010), in addition to six previous exhibitions at Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Group shows include Artists Engaged? Maybe at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2014); the 2nd Montevideo Biennial, Uruguay (2014); My Joburg at La Maison Rouge, Paris, and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (2013); Halakasha at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (2010); 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2010) and the 2009 Luleå Summer Biennial, Sweden. In 2015 the academic workshop Red Assembly, with African Critical Inquiry Programme was held in East London around his exhibition Red. Gush was awarded the Jury prize at the Bamako Encounters Biennale (2015).

Pleurad xhafa
Tireless Worker
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 42:57 | Albanie | 2015

Haxhi Xhihani (Xhiku) was born in 1953. Since 1973 he has worked in the bunker factory "Josif Pashko" in Tirana, Albania. Qualified as a model worker in helping the collective work, he was decorated with the Medal of Honor "Tireless worker" by the brigadier of factory Jani Ciko. After the communist regime, a part of the factory was destroyed and what remained is privatized, becoming a factory that producing tile for the sidewalks. The owner of the factory is the former brigadier. Currently, Xhiku is paid 3 euro per day.

Pleurad Xhafa is an visual artist and filmmaker who lives and work in Tirana, Albania. After studies in Bologna, he graduated with an MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna in 2012. Continues his research work in critically engaged and investigative conceptual practice. Through his work he attends to the legacies of conceptual and documentary approaches in art, making it relevant in the landscape of contemporary art research. He has participated in International group shows including: Every revolution is a throw of dice, Genoa, Italy (2006); Onufri Prize, Albania (2008); Tirana Biennale, Albania (2009); Berlin Biennale, Germany (2010); Lavoro/Work/Vore, Udine, Italy (2013); Ardhja Award, Tirana, Albania (2013); Shame on you, Celje, Slovenia (2015) His work as been awarded first prizes at Young Visual Artist Award in 2013 by Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (T.I.C.A) and International studio & Curator Program (ISCP), New York.

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Jan. 14
4 pm

Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris / MSubway: Arts et Métiers, Réaumur Sébastopol - lines 3, 4, 11
Free entry / Pass and accreditation: priority access


Richard martin: Abcam | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:54 | Canada | 2015 see more
Elisa gÓmez alvarez: Me Myself and I | Fiction expérimentale | mov | couleur | 5:13 | Allemagne | 2015 see more
Maëlle gross: STRIKE A POSE | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 17:20 | Suisse | 2014 see more
Levy dana: Eden Without Eve | Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 5:2 | USA | 2014 see more
Zackary drucker: Southern for Pussy | Fiction | hdv | couleur | 4:40 | USA | 2015 see more
Eve sussman, Simon Lee: No Food No Money No Jewels | Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 9:38 | USA | 2014 see more
Ira schneider: Somewhere on Orchard Street | Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 8:6 | Allemagne | 2015 see more
Janis rafa: Three Farewells: The Last Burial | Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 24:0 | Pays-Bas | 2013 see more
Richard martin
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:54 | Canada | 2015

A B C A M (or A & B Cam) explores a scene from a TV movie where the angles have been superimposed to reveal filmic conventions. It reveals the narrative, angles as well as the adjustments in performance to observe the process in its rawness and mesmerizing predictability. In conventional cinema we are only allowed to see what is presented and manipulated through the process of editing. This is a process as old as the medium itself. It is the essence of cinema. In the case of A B C A M, that process has been subverted and exposed to allow the audience to experience the conventions simultaneously and in real time. The manufactured certainty of the experience is undermined as we are encouraged to review both sides of the narrative, follow the narrative or perhaps, find a new narrative.

Richard Martin (MFA 2013 University of British Columbia) is a media artist living in Vancouver Canada. His short film work has appeared as official selections in prestigious venues such as Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen, Rencontres (Paris), Toronto International, EXiS (Korea), Ann Arbor, Athens (Ohio), and many more. He has also worked as a mainstream film and TV director and in that his work straddles conventional and experimental cinema, blending and upending convention with abstract intention, playfulness and occasionally, personal trauma.

Elisa gÓmez alvarez
Me Myself and I
Fiction expérimentale | mov | couleur | 5:13 | Allemagne | 2015

The experimental short film ME, MYSELF AND I directed by Elisa Gómez Alvarez (script and rea- lisation) and Nicolas Stephan Fischer (fashion-collection F65.0) is about a metro-sexual matrix at the old Berlin corner pub "Soldiner Eck“. With stylistic devices of Western, Science-Fiction and the CAMP-movement the film questions society-forced role models and male stereotypes. Based on a shared research the fashion-collection and the short film were simultaneously realised in a synergetic project at University of Arts Berlin 2015. Surrounded by fairy lights and plastic flowers three male figures meet at an old Berlin pub. Despite their identical appearance they distinguish by personality and clothing. There is a strained relationship between them. Mutely the men communicate with minimal gestures as they seem confused between desire and fear. Camouflage-like their outfits vanish in the lavis- hly decorated ambience. A strange meeting, an interaction between alive and dead things in a surreal space.

ELISA GÓMEZ ALVAREZ was born 1989 in Berlin. She studies Visual Communication at the University of Arts Berlin since 2012. Since September 2015 she is a fellows- hip holder in one of Germany‘s most important foundation „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“. During her studies she visited the studio class „MEDIA ART“ by Prof. Maria Vedder and „Expanded Media“ by Prof. Anna Anders. Now she is taking part in the studio class „Experimental Film / Media Art“ by Prof. Nina Fischer. Initiating a variety of short films and video installations she is a versatilely en- gaged student at University of Arts Berlin. One of her most complex projects was the film opera by Bohuslav Martinů. She realised a mixed media video work for stage scenery. The jazz-opera was performed first in Berlin. (Première: 4th/5th of July 2014)

Maëlle gross
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 17:20 | Suisse | 2014

Jouant sur la limite entre documentaire et œuvre vidéo, Strike a pose suit Ariane V., body-buildeuse et Docteur en science de la Vie d’origine belge vivant en Suisse. Durant 9 mois, Maëlle Gross a côtoyé Ariane. Cet investissement dans la durée avait pour but de créer une intimité entre l’artiste et son sujet, afin que ce dernier puisse entrer dans un processus de lâcher prise, gage de confiance. Au moyen d’interviews, de la danse et d’immersion dans le monde du bodybuilding, peu à peu nous nous rendons compte d’un état d’ambïguité du corps. Pousser les limites physiques, se détacher de sa propre enveloppe pour la traiter comme une sculpture. Arrivé au paroxysme de sa métamorphose, la protagoniste devient alors, hors-norme. Hors-norme des critères de beauté stéréotypée du corps genré auxquelles elle est associée. Une invitation à l’introspection subjective dans l’imagerie contrôlée du corps où la limite entre le raisonnable et l’excessif se fait de plus en plus petite au fur et à mesure de la transformation radical qu’Ariane a entrepris sur son corps.

Née le 20 novembre 1988 à Lausanne en Suisse, Maëlle Gross montre très jeune un intérêt particulier pour la photographie et la vidéo. Diplômée en 2013 de la Haute Ecole d’Art et Design de Genève, elle déménage ensuite à Londres et intègre la Goldsmiths University où elle obtient en 2015 son Master of Fine Art avec mention. Son travail a notamment été présenté lors du festival vidéo R4 à Paris, a participé à une performance collective à l’Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) de Londres ainsi qu`à la galerie Large Glass à Londres sous le collectif Almosthere. Aujourd’hui, Maëlle Gross vit et travaille entre Londres et Genève.

Levy dana
Eden Without Eve
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 5:2 | USA | 2014

A short documentary about life in the Everglades National Park’s with it’s few residents. Living in the midst of a national park, they learn to exist with the the wild. As a woman filmmaker I observe these men almost like an anthropologist, observing how they interact with their surroundings. The only women that appear in the film are as still images in Lucky`s photographs, . He believes that women like having themselves put in a romantic, exotic, dangerous setting to be photographed.

Dana Levy was born in Tel Aviv and Lives and works in New York. She completed her Post graduate in Electronic Imaging at the Duncan of Jordanston College of Art Dundee University, Scotland, and holds a BA from Camberwell Art College London Awards include 2013 Beatrice Kolliner Young Artist Award from the Israel Museum, 2010 Dumbo Arts Festival best studio award, 2008 Young Israeli Artist Award, 2006 Hamburg Short Film festival jury award. Solo shows include at The Israel Museum, CCA Tel Aviv, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery New York . Her work has been screened at Tate London, Tribeca Film Festival,Oberhausen Film Festival and more. group shows include at the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena 2013, Bass Museum, Miami, Florida, Invisible Exports Gallery NYC , MOCA Cleveland, EVA International Bienniel , Israel Museum Jerusalem, Harn Museum of Art ,OK Contemporary Art, Linz Au and more Artist Residencies include AIRIE Everglades National Park, Wave Hill Workspace residency New, LMCC Workspace NYC, Le Havre/ New York. Regards croisés
Art Omi NY, I-park, Connecticut, Triangle Arts Association NY and more

Zackary drucker
Southern for Pussy
Fiction | hdv | couleur | 4:40 | USA | 2015

Over a long weekend, a mother and daughter discuss thinning vaginal walls and humiliate a handsome stranger.

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Co-Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent. She is a cast member on the E! docu-series I Am Cait.

Eve sussman, Simon Lee
No Food No Money No Jewels
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 9:38 | USA | 2014

Eve Sussman is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker who works independently and collectively with her partner Simon Lee and Rufus Corporation, founded in 2003. Along with Rape of the Sabine Women, and 89 Seconds at Alcázar, that debuted at the Whitney Biennial, the company has collaborated on other projects including Yuri’s Office, and whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir . Rufus Corporation’s works have been exhibited and screened internationally and are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Margulies Collection, Miami; Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona; and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir was recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Simon Lee works in photography, video and installation. His work is said to often be “a powerful metaphor for the random flow of history and a low tech formal tour de force” (Holland Cotter, New York Times). His 2010 film collaboration with Algis Kizys, Where is the Black Beast? (2010) was shown at the Sagamore Collection in Miami, Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin, IFC Center in New York, and was an official selection at the 2011 Rotterdam Film Festival. Together with Sussman, he co-founded the “Wallabout Oyster Theater,” a micro-theater space run out of their studios in Brooklyn. Lee has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Berkshire Museum, MA; Roebling Hall, New York; the Moscow International Film Festival; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal; Poznan Biennale, Poland; The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY; Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In addition to founding the Wallabout Oyster Theatre, Lee + Sussman have been producing for Jack+Leigh Ruby, to ex-con artists who are now directing videos including: Car Wash Incident

Ira schneider
Somewhere on Orchard Street
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 8:6 | Allemagne | 2015

I was a member of the Max`s Kansas City club 1966-1974.Andy Warhol hung out there until he got shot in 1968.The Velvet Underground continued to go there.Lou Reed & I often said hello.Larry Rivers,Mel Brooks,Janis Joplin, Lauren Hutton,Julian Schnabel sometimes talked.The maitre d`invited me to film an evening with his friends above a bridal gown shop on Orchard St.They somehow got fabrics from the shop. I brought my Bolex.

Ira Schneider made experimental films in the 60s, than independent video in `69, participated in the “First Group Video Art Exhibition” in NYC May `69 with “Wipe Cycle” video installation, makes his own kind of non-narrative videos, video performances, comedies and multi- monitor video installations. Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship 1977, National Endowment for the Arts 1978, “Time Zones” video installation, Whitney Museum, NYC 1981, Fulbright Advanced Fellowship 1993. One of winners, Mediakunstpreis, ZKM, 2003. Recipient of the Hannah Hoech Prize, 2006, Berlin Exhibitions: “Video Skulptur” Cologne, Berlin 1989; “Max`s Kansas City Club Show”, Nikolaj Gallery, Copenhagen, 2004; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid 2006 with “Manhattan Is An Island” video installation; Galerie Walden, Berlin 2007; Kunstpunkt, Berlin 2008; Rencontres International Film Festival, Paris, Madrid, Berlin 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; “Changing Channels”, MuMoK, Vienna 2010; Prima Center and Freies Museum, both Berlin 2011. “Remote Control” ICA London; “The Whole Earth” exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, April - July 2013; Zagreus Gallery, Berlin, 2014 video- and photo installation and cooking exotic menus. Award “Best Short Short Film” at the Paris Short Film Festival 2015 and award “Best Short Film” at the Berlin Short Film Festival 2015,best Experimental short film at the Paris IndependentFilm Festival,2015 Schneider has published two eBooks and two photography books 2014/15 and produced the video H2O #18.

Janis rafa
Three Farewells: The Last Burial
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 24:0 | Pays-Bas | 2013

SYNOPSIS Three Farewells: The Last Burial Janis Rafa The Last Burial proposes a visual approach on the concept of death and the fear of losing, outside the rigid anthropocentric understanding on human / non-human existence. It describes the moment of loss within the intimate space of a family house. The father and mother of this familial environment are silenced, in a state of mourning. Their sorrow is expressed through the form of water, rain or onions; visual symbolisms that take the characters into a timeless state of being and awareness, reflecting on the house’s past. The Last Burial consists part of the Three Farewells (2013), a trilogy of burials produced by Janis Rafa, with the support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

BIO Janis Rafa Lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens. She completed her education in Fine Art (BA, MA, PhD) at the University of Leeds in Britain with scholarship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Her body of work spans from experimental-documentary practices, to video-essays, archival footage and most recently cinematic narratives and medium length films. She has recently completed the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten residency (2013-2014) in Amsterdam, with a scholarship by Onassis Foundation (GR). Her first solo exhibition was presented at Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014. She currently presents work at EYE Film Institute, Close-Up: A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands (Jan-May 2015). She has participated in group exhibitions: VISIO European Program on Artists’ Moving Images 2015; 1st Research Pavilion, Venice Biennial, 2015; Art Rotterdam Projections, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, 2015; Ce que raconte la solitude, ART-O-RAMA, 2014; Rijksakademie OPEN, 2013 – 2014, Manifesta 8, 2010; No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, 2010. Her films and video works were screened at: Netherlands Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London, Cinema de la Nouvelle Lune, Curtas Vila do Conde, Gulf Film Festival Dubai, Capalbio Cinema, Project Space Leeds, and as part of Rencontres Internationales, 2010, at Centre National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Reina Sofia National Museum and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Her work is part of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam collection.


Jan. 14
6 pm

Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris / MSubway: Arts et Métiers, Réaumur Sébastopol - lines 3, 4, 11
Free entry / Pass and accreditation: priority access

Panel discussion
"Image politics"

Programmers, curators and heads of museums, art places and cinema centres, share their researches and projects, discuss with the audience.

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William Huffman, Deputy Director - Dorset Fine Arts (West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative), Canada

Kevin Muhlen, Artistic Director - Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

Jonathan Pouthier, Film Curator - Centre Pompidou, France


Jan. 14
7 pm

Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris / MSubway: Arts et Métiers, Réaumur Sébastopol - lines 3, 4, 11
Free entry / Pass and accreditation: priority access


Mélissa epaminondi: Il Grattacielo Nuovo | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 8:10 | Italie | 2015 see more
Arnold pasquier: Borobudur | Fiction | hdv | couleur et n&b | 80:0 | Italie | 2015 see more
Mélissa epaminondi
Il Grattacielo Nuovo
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 8:10 | Italie | 2015

La place Castello est surmontée de l’une des transformations urbaines les plus discutées de la ville de Sassari, construite par Fernando Clemente en 1965. Ce bâtiment, baptisé “Il Grattacielo Nuovo”, a été le premier édifice d’architecture moderne en Sardaigne. Le gratte-ciel est visible de tous les points de la ville, et jusqu’en 1970 une étoile filante lumineuse était installée à son sommet pendant les fêtes de Noël. Dans le même période, entre 1965 et 1970 l’homme a rejoint la Lune. Le film est une évocation de la chute des utopies. Deux plans séquences se succèdent : l’un suit le mouvement vertical de la nacelle électrique suspendue à la façade est du gratte-ciel en cours de rénovation ; l’autre, vue du ciel, traverse horizontalement la ville de Sassari depuis la campagne périurbaine jusqu’au centre historique de la place Castello. Sous la forme d’un karaoké la lecture de ces images est accompagnée par la chanson I want to know dans laquelle Adriano Celentano critique la société, son mode de vie et son urbanisme. Ce titre sort en 1976 dans les premières années d`existence de cette tour symbole de modernité. Sur la place Castello j’ai installé une sculpture représentant une étoile filante en métal. Elle est posée à l’horizontale au centre de la place à même le sol. Elle a été réalisée selon le dessin de l’artiste sarde Leonardo Boscani, faisant appel à son souvenir d’enfant.

Née en 1977 à Bastia, Mélissa Epaminondi est architecte et artiste, elle vit et travaille entre la Corse et Paris. Elle s’est engagée dans un processus de travail établissant des liens entre l’art et l’architecture au travers de la notion de projection. Son approche architecturale lui permet d’appréhender l’installation et l’art vidéo d’une manière singulière, questionnant le rapport entre le corps, l’architecture et le cinéma. Elle s’attache particulièrement aux espaces en lien avec l’intime. Depuis 2008 elle mène également son activité au sein du collectif l 140 (bureau de conception de projets d’art et d’architecture). Depuis 2013 Mélissa Epaminondi est représentée par la société de production Stanley White au sein de laquelle le producteur et historien d’art Fabien Danesi accompagne ses projets cinématographiques.

Arnold pasquier
Fiction | hdv | couleur et n&b | 80:0 | Italie | 2015

Federico est étudiant en architecture à Palerme. Il parcourt la ville à la recherche de bâtiments moderne qu’il dessine et photographie. Dans un parc, il rencontre un jeune homme, Borobudur, qui va lui ouvrir les portes d’une autre urbanité. Dans le sillage de ce garçon magique, Federico abandonne son quotidien et découvre une ville qui le métamorphose.

Arnold Pasquier est né à Paris en 1968. Dès ses études d’arts plastiques et de cinéma, il réalise des essais en Super 8 et en 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 comme documentariste et comme danseur. Cette expérience marque la réalisation d’une œuvre où la danse tient une place importante. En 1997, il est reçu comme résident au Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains à Tourcoing où il conçoit l’installation C’est ici que je donne des baisers. En 1999, il présente dans la Grande Nef du Fresnoy le spectacle C’est merveilleux pour 10 danseurs et acteurs. Il est l’auteur de nombreux films (fiction, documen- taire, art vidéo), de mises en scène de spectacles, de scénographies, d’émissions de radio pour les Ateliers de Création Radiophonique de France Culture. Son travail s’articule aux croisements de ces différentes disciplines. En 2004-2005, à la faveur d’une résidence de l’association française d’action artistique, programme, «Villa Médicis hors-les-murs», il réalise le film Celui qui aime a raison fiction de long métrage sortie en salle en 2006.Il collabore avec des cinéastes et des plasticiens comme cadreur ou monteur.

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Jan. 14
9 pm

Gaîté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin - 75003 Paris / MSubway: Arts et Métiers, Réaumur Sébastopol - lines 3, 4, 11
Free entry / Pass and accreditation: priority access


Matti harju, Joakim Pusenius: Tomorrow was Magnificent | Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 15:25 | Finlande | 2015 see more
Simo ezoubeiri: Ladder | Fiction | hdv | couleur | 7:26 | Maroc | 2015 see more
Tommaso donati: Faim | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 16:4 | France | 2015 see more
Quy Minh truong: Di Tim Thoi Gian Se Mat | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 9:0 | Viet nam | 2014 see more
Henrik lund jÖrgensen: The Recruitment (And Escape) Of A Plastic Soldier | Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 10:15 | Suède | 2015 see more
Wichanon somumjarn: The Young Man Who Came From the Chee River | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 16:38 | Thaïlande | 2015 see more
Michael macgarry, -: Sea of Ash | Fiction | hdv | couleur | 11:57 | Italie | 2015 see more
Matti harju, Joakim Pusenius
Tomorrow was Magnificent
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 15:25 | Finlande | 2015

We hear the past like a sentimental echo from times when we came together, the future like an answer to our needs, and the present like a silence in which we alone are standing still. Tomorrow was Magnificent was born out of this silence, as an end and a new beginning of nothing – apeiron.

Joakim Pusenius (b. 1984) graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. He also holds a BA in theoretical philosophy. Pusenius has exhibited in various galleries in Finland and his works have been shown at film screenings. Matti Harju (b. 1978) took his BA at the Institute of Design and Fine Arts in Lahti, studied at the National Film and Television School in the UK, and is now on the Master’s programme at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. His previous works have been shown at for example Rotterdam, Locarno, Edinburgh, BFI London and Torino film festivals.

Simo ezoubeiri
Fiction | hdv | couleur | 7:26 | Maroc | 2015

After living together for more than thirty year, a woman decided to leave her husband suddenly. The man sits in grieve contemplating what’s next as he looks back.

After his fellowship at the prestigious LaRochelle Film Festival in 2002, Simo Ezoubeiri directed two short films ( Terrace & Under the table) that both became an international artistic hits, being widely screened in Santa Monica Art Center in Barcelona, LaSala Una in Roma and chosen as the best film of the month by videoart.net editor in New York. In 2007, Simo moved to live and work in Chicago and directed a short thriller “Popcorn” that received The Second Best award by Chicago Filmmakers. Between 2009 and 2014, Simo received wide acclaim for his film trilogy (The Daily Show, Inner Marrakech and A Day in Life). These projects were a representation of artistic themes on experimental films particularly his portrayals of the Marrakech he knows and loves. In June 2015, He wrote, edited and directed his first narrative film “Ladder”. The film has already received accolades in accomplished film festivals such as les Inattendus Film Festival in Lyon, Wiper Film festival in New York and Goldensun festival in Malta.

Tommaso donati
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 16:4 | France | 2015

Une femme sdf partage sa vie avec son chien. Après sa fuite, elle s`égare sur les traces de l`animal, ;au même temps les gestes d`un gardien du musée de préhistoire se succèdent comme chaque jour. Unis par le même besoin primaire la femme, l`homme et l`animal se croisent et se déplacent à la recherche de quelque chose de plus élevé.

Tommaso Donati (Lugano, 1988 ) est un réalisateur et photographe. En 2013 il obtient un diplôme en cinema à l’ EICAR – The International Film School of Paris. Ces films et son œuvre photographique se concentrent sur la nature, le cycle de la vie et la relation entre homme et animal.

Quy Minh truong
Di Tim Thoi Gian Se Mat
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 9:0 | Viet nam | 2014

The persons are looking for each other. Sometimes they feel they are going to see the other, but it is just an illusion of mind. The gazes that point out of the frames to somewhere invisible. The repetition of images recalls the feelings of a loosen memory.

Truong Minh-Quy was born in 1990 in Buon Ma Thuot, a small city in the central highlands of Vietnam. In 2008 he entered film directing class at the Cinema and Theatre University in Ho Chi Minh City. After one year, he decided to quit the school to pursuit his independent filmmaking path. In 2012, he was a fellow of AFA (Asian Film Academy, Busan International Film Festival). In Feb 2016, he attends Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin International Film Festival. Gradually he has realized the dilemma that he feels between urban and rural life. His favorite place is his family farm where he can be alone with his dog, listening to the wind moving through the hills. Recently, he is working at ZeroStation, an alternative art space in Ho Chi Minh city.

Henrik lund jÖrgensen
The Recruitment (And Escape) Of A Plastic Soldier
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 10:15 | Suède | 2015

With references to landscape painting from the Romantic era and to silent film Henrik Lund Jørgensen draws inspiration from the works of the Danish film maker Carl Th. Dreyer in the making of his new video The Recruitment (And Escape) Of A Plastic Soldier (2015). In a cinematic language a narrative arises that exchange concepts as recruitment and flight and for whom it concerns. 

Henrik Lund Jørgensen received his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2005 at the Malmö Art Academy, where he also lives and works today. In addition, he has a Bachelor’s degree in photography and a Master’s degree in film. In recent years, he has taught in the Master’s Programme Cinematic processes at Valand Academy of Film at Gothenburg University. Lund Jørgensen has exhibited both in Sweden and internationally, including at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Rostock, Museum Kunst der Westküste (DE), Kiasma (Helsinki), Norrtälje Konsthall, Scandinavia House (New York), The Hirschsprungske Collection (Copenhagen) and at the Atelier Nord ANX (Oslo) and was recently a grant holder at the Iaspis program in Stockholm.

Wichanon somumjarn
The Young Man Who Came From the Chee River
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 16:38 | Thaïlande | 2015

Golf, a man who works as a debt claimer in Khonkaen. He wakes up early to work as usual. He meets many people including a desperate man in debt who falls critically ill. Golf is forced by the situation to weigh up between his professional duty and sense of moral.

Wichanon Somumjarn was born in Khon Kaen in 1982. While he was in the final year of studying engineering, he made a short film titled Phee Hong Nam (W.C.) The short won Honorable Mention at the Siam Cement Group Young Thai Artist Award 2005 in the film category. He then decided to leave his formal studies to pursue his dreams in the field of cinema. Wichanon was a participant in Asian Film Academy (AFA), Pusan International Film Festival 2009. In February 2010, Wichanon had also attended the Berlinale Talent Campus # 8 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany. In November 2010, Wichanon had also attended the Next Master Tokyo Filmex 2010, Japan. His short film, Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse has been a major success on the international film festival circuit. It won Best Fiction award at the prestigious Tampere Film Festival in Finland in 2010. In April the Following Year, There was a Fire, is Wichanon’s first feature. In January 2012, it was selected for Tiger Awards Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Now Wichanon is developing his second feature called “Beer Girl”.

Michael macgarry, -
Sea of Ash
Fiction | hdv | couleur | 11:57 | Italie | 2015

A poetic re-imagining of Death in Venice, featuring a West African immigrant to Italy who embarks on a journey from the Alpine mountains to the seaside and ultimately, on a doomed voyage home. SYNOPSIS
The form of the film is one of a fable, that grafts Thomas Mann’s 1925 novella, Death in Venice, to the contemporary issue of African refugees and immigrants in Italy. The film takes Mann’s book as a nexus point and expands upon a number of themes inherent in it. In Sea of Ash, Mann’s character Tadzio is an immigrant to Italy from West Africa (Senegal) who has survived the treacherous and often fatal journey by sea. While the lead character of the original – von Aschenbach – is embodied in the unseen filmmaker himself. The narrative of the film follows Tadzio on a short journey from the remarkable Brion Cemetery at San Vito in the mountains of Northern Italy to the coastal area of the Venetian lagoon. On Lido Island he visits the famous Hotel dés Bains as featured in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 film version of Death in Venice. The film concludes on the dés Baines beach, with Tadzio embarking on a doomed attempt to return home.

Michael MacGarry is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand. MacGarry is a fellow of the Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) at the University of Cape Town and recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2010 (Visual Art). As a filmmaker he has written and directed five narrative short films, and five feature-length video artworks, and is a recipient of an El Ray Award - Excellence in Narrative Short Filmmaking, Barcelona Film Festival 2015 as well as a nominee for the Huysmans Young African Filmmaker Award 2015. As a visual artist Michael has exhibited internationally for more than ten years including TATE Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, Kiasma Museum - and has published four monographs on his work.

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