Catalogue 2017-2018
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Kyôbô na made no chinmoku (Savagely, Silence)
guilbert Vincent
Kyôbô na made no chinmoku (Savagely, Silence)
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur et n&b | 20:30 | France | Japon | 2016

21 décembre 2015. Les images d�??une caméra de surveillance montrent un renard à proximité de la cuve de confinement du réacteur no.2 de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima..

Né en 1976 à Saint-Denis, France. Parallèlement à ses recherches sur la texture de l�??image (qu�??elle soit en pellicule, ou numérique) et le son, les thèmes développés à travers ses films sont essentiellement liés au Temps, à la mémoire et au fragment.

To Each His Own Mask
guns Tine
To Each His Own Mask
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur et n&b | 42:12 | Belgique | 2017

We live in times of crises and failing economic systems. No wonder that questions of change are recurrent. Protest culture is having a revival. Every revolution has its icons. Nowadays, we see the mask show up. Wearing a mask is a carnivalesque strategy. Carnival is a ritual, temporarily dismantling social and political regimes, suspending norms and values. But after this limited period of allowed disorder and change, the order is restored. So the question arises: does the current wave of protests serve as an illusion of carnival? Or have we forgotten the function of carnival? Have we forgotten that the purpose of the ritual is to remember? To Each His Own Mask is a challenging artistic documentary by filmmaker and visual artist Tine Guns, linked to her installation Perpetual Moment of Pause.

Tine Guns (1983) lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. Her videowork was screened at festivals like Jean Rouch Festival & Next Festival. She exhibited at Cinematek/BOZAR, Netwerk Aalst, Brakke Grond Amsterdam among others. Her photograpic work was selected for Voies Off Festival 2014, Encontras Da Imagem Braga, BruggeFoto & Salut d’Honneur de Jan Hoet. In 2015 she was selected for .tiff, Young Belgian Talent, Introduced by Fotomuseum (FoMu) Antwerp. She has self-published various photobooks such ass: Amoureux solitaire (2014), and The Diver (2014), After The Flood (2017), The Collector (2017). In 2015 ‘The Diver’ was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 First Book Awards of MACK. ‘To Each His Own Mask ‘is her first Film In 2017 she received the First Price of Visual Arts, East of Flanders, Belgium

habib (a.k.a) siska Elie
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 47:29 | Liban | 2017

The work is about the ruination of film heritage in Lebanon navigated through the country`s cinematic heydays of the late 60s and early 70s - a period that witnessed a rise of Egyptian producers and directors moving to Lebanon to make films partly due to Nasser`s nationalization of the Egyptian cinema. The story of this film project evolves around one of the biggest production studios in the Arab world, and its lost archive. Located on Charles Helou Boulevard in the East of Beirut, the remains of Studio Baalbeck, a white modernist villa with open doors, broken windows and a garden full of wild plants and pine trees, appear like a lifeless place. But even if this biggest production studio in the Arab region initiated in 1962 had fallen victim to the Lebanese civil war (1975 to 1990), it has nevertheless left behind a treasure of an archive of voice recordings and films that still are famous throughout the entire Arab world, spanning productions from Erbil to Amman, and from Damascus to Cairo. Negligence by the Lebanese authorities has led to mold growing on parts of this archive inside the damp underground warehouses.

Siska`s body of work has two strong features, working with archive and memory through experimental use of analogue filmmaking. His installations have a strong site-specific feature that he usually develops exclusively for the respective location. His pursuit conjures pertinent questions regarding the ruination of Arab cultural heritage and the conflicted relationship between individual rights and the duties of the state, and the ever-illusive gaps between the personal and the collective. His practice usually starts with an intuitive approach, stretching documentary forms towards fictional territories while remaining faithful to the essential questions at sake managing somehow to extract a poetic, almost fairy-tale quality to the narratives he explores. Siska was born as Elie Alexandre Habib in Beirut Lebanon in 1984, graduated from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts ALBA in Beirut with a master degree in cinema studies and film directing. Now he lives and works between Beirut and Berlin. Siska` work was shown in prominent contemporary art venues and film festivals in New York, Berlin, Beirut, Cologne and Paris.

Rote Malam
heinrichs Samuel
Rote Malam
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 24:30 | Royaume-Uni | Indonésie | 2017

Ba’a, Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara. Midnight until sunrise. Motorbikes pass and people begin to gather along a dark boulevard to the hum of a generator. Torch-lit activity and distant lights observed in expectation. Filmed over several nights the film follows the men an women waiting for the fishing boats to return from sea.

Samuel Heinrichs studied History and Politics in Sheffield before beginning his studies at the HFBK in the Film Department in 2012. There he has produced several short films which, though very different, share an interest in exploring filmic forms for investigating specific and localised places.

hernandorena Ibai
Installation vidéo | mov | couleur | 0:0 | France | Espagne | 2017

L’autodrome de Terramar, est un circuit abandonné de type ovale ouvert en 1923. Situé dans la ville de Sitges dans la province de Barcelone. Il reste inutilisé depuis les années 50. Le circuit a une longueur d’environ 2 km et sa piste est remarquable de par ses rampes à 90 degrés. Déambuler dans un monument de la modernité qui appartient au passé est en quelque sorte un paradoxe temporel. C’est une faille dans laquelle le projet Terramar se développe et trouve son étrangeté. Ce portrait du lieu est une tentative de représentation de l’espace et de son épuisement grâce à un relevé poétique, filmique, sonore et sculptural de son architecture.

Après deux ans en résidence, dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche, à la Villa Arson à Nice, Ibai Hernandorena vit et travaille à Paris aujourd’hui. En 2000, il a obtenu son DNSEP à l’école nationale d’arts de Paris-Cergy. Le déplacement est un mécanisme qui consiste à passer d’un point A à un point B, d’un état à un autre. Qu’il s’agisse de voyage, de rêverie ou de construction, le mouvement est en jeu. Il s’amorce dans un désir de changement provoquant une nouvelle situation. Convoquant différents médiums (vidéo, installation, photographie, sculpture), Ibai Hernandorena modifie sensiblement la nature des choses et des espaces, leur conférant un caractère illusoire. On ne sait plus s’il s’agit de réalités montrées comme des fictions, des fictions empruntes de réalités ou encore de situations totalement chimériques. Il crée de facto des espaces autres où cohabitent plusieurs temporalités parfois incompatibles dans le réel.

heuninck Elias
Doc. expérimental | dcp | noir et blanc | 11:11 | Belgique | 2015

Curious about creating a new image quality, Elias Heuninck made a digital camera. A very simple one. Instead of using a complex sensor to capture the whole image in a fraction of a second, it builds up the image pixel by pixel by making one simple measurement at a time. The camera starts at the top left corner and works its way to the bottom right one, just as you are reading this text. To get the information for each position, the camera shoots a short pulse of laser light towards its subject and waits for the light-echo to return. It is then able to find the distance between itself and the object that reflected the light. The collected measurements do not show anything recognisable yet. The data has to be translated first in order to be visible as a greyscale image. With an exposure time of four days (and up to four weeks), it is not the most practical camera around, but it allows Elias to work directly with the building blocks of the picture itself. The resulting images are digital by nature, yet the visual resemblance with prints from the early days of photography is striking. Whereas the conventional camera is a darkroom that captures light, this camera is more like a lighthouse. Since every point in the image is a distance measurement, the image becomes a map. The video is a slideshow of scenes and letters. The letters are selected from an archive of the correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer in negative-positive photography.

Elias Heuninck (1986) studied media art at the School of Arts in Ghent. He got interested in the use of a contemporary form of the landscape-image for various experiments. His works do sometimes involve different media, but they always touch on the material of film and the notion of cinema. He gently disorients the audience by changing the perspective in space, on paper, or in a digital data file.

Claudia HILL, Stephane Leonard
hill Claudia , Stephane Leonard
Vidéo expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 9:23 | Allemagne | 2017

Kŏnˈvoiˌ (The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.) A group of travellers of unknown origin arrive out of nowhere into an open landscape. Over the course of a day, they explore and scan the environment with their unique handmade triangular antennae. Through their sensual decoding of information and hypnotic choreography of sign language, a necessity of care for this strange and beautiful planet emerges…

Claudia Hill is a Berlin-based cross-disciplinary artist who makes objects that create possibilities for personal encounters and community. Hill’s work developed from a career in fashion presenting her collections between New York and Japan. As her designs expanded beyond the boundaries of the industry she made costumes for choreographer William Forsythe, The Wooster Group, and became a frequent collaborator with choreographer Meg Stuart. Her interventions range from performative designs to constructing large scale, textile based sculptures, and conceiving participatory actions for art centers such as Centre Pompidou Paris, and ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. Hill’s own artist film Kŏn′voi′ has been presented in several international film festivals. She is currently developing new work for Supernova, an artist group formed around Damaged Goods´ Sketches/Notebook (extended version) for the HAU Berlin 2018 season.

Kerstin HONEIT
My Castle Your Castle
honeit Kerstin
My Castle Your Castle
Doc. expérimental | dcp | couleur | 14:47 | Allemagne | 2017

my castle your castle Set up as a somewhat retro TV talk show my castle your castle operates from within the skeleton of the Prussian castle that is currently being re-built in the center of Berlin. Erected on the foundations of the dismantled GDR parliament building called Palace of the Republic, the castle is not only an imperialist architectural remake, in its future function as exhibition space for the ‘Ethnographic Collections’ of Berlins National Museums it literally embodies Germany’s legacies of colonial violence. The video engages with the building site as a stage for the material and social construction – as well as the queer contestation – of ‘nation’ and (white) ‘masculinity’: Interviewed by a talk show host over a piece of cake from porcelain dishes with reproductions of the castle and its disappeared counterpart, two construction workers evoke an opaque third in a language of structural matter. Peter Friedrich had supervised the construction (1973-76) of the Palast der Republik, and Gunter Teichert worked as the head of its deconstruction (2006-08). In the matter of fact conversation between the ‘makers of the palace’, their body of work – in other words architecture, political representation, memory – disintegrates in the builders’ jargon. However, the material and machinic vocabulary of construction site itself resonates the massive urban reconstructions, redistributions of properties and redefinitions of political meaning through architecture that have followed the disappearance of state socialisms in Europe. This vocabulary is emphasized and queered in short interludes to the talk show in which the talk show host, who is performed by the artist Kerstin Honeit herself incorporating elements of drag, appears sitting on a huge excavating machine or between metal poles that stabilize casts for concrete. (Text by Suza Husse)

Bio Kerstin Honeit was born in Berlin, where she still lives and works. She studied Fine Art and Theatre Design at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin. Since 2014 Honeit has been teaching at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (künstlerische Mitarbeiterin, class of Bjørn Melhus). Using video works, performance and installations in her artistic research, Honeit examines worlds of hegemonic image production in the media of information technology and pop culture. Intervening at the boundaries of representation and reception, she questions the construction of social norms. Her recent work has been shown at Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art, Haohaus Taipei, Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media, Bärenzwinger Berlin, SixtyEight Art Institute Copenhagen, Kunstverein Leipzig, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Arsenal - Institut für Film u. Videokunst Berlin, Monitoring – Dokumentarfilm- u. Videofest Kassel, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Videonale.15 Kunstmuseum Bonn, Les Complices* Zurich, Gallery 400 Chicago, CCNY New York, Site Gallery Sheffield.

Nursing history
hoolboom Mike
Nursing history
Film expérimental | 0 | | 0:0 | Canada | 0


Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian artist working in film and video. He has made over eighty films and videos, though most have been withdrawn from circulation, approximately a dozen remain on view. His work has appeared in over four hundred festivals, garnering thirty awards. He has been granted the Tom Berner Award for community service and two lifetime achievement awards, the first from the city of Toronto, and the second from the Mediawave Festival in Hungary. He has enjoyed retrospectives of his work at the Images Festival (Toronto), Visions du Reel (Switzerland), Xenix (Switzerland), Cork International Festival (Ireland), Cinema de Balie (Amsterdam), Mediawave Festival (Hungary), Impakt Festival (Holland), Vila do Conde Festival (Portugal), Jihlava Documentary Festival (Czech Republic), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Germany), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (France), Sixpack Film (Vienna), the Buenos Aires International Festival (Argentina), Pacific Cinematheque (Canada) and A Million Different Loves Festival in Poland.

Standing Nymph and Man
hosseini-mozari Milad
Standing Nymph and Man
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 17:22 | USA | 2017

In the film Standing Nymph with Man, the Fine Arts Building in Chicago is the protagonist rather than the subject. Originally designed by Spencer Beman in 1884 as a soundproof structure for the Studebaker Company (horse carts and automobiles), the building has for many years been home to artists` studios and services for classical music. This sonic history and presence is constantly evoked in the film`s soundtrack, which brings to the forefront the reverberant acoustic qualities of the building. Another invisible yet audible presence is the occasional voice of the building`s cleaning woman who relates her personal encounters with the building. Her voice is in counterpoint to the elevator operator`s whistling, a leitmotif in the soundtrack that we hear only in reflection, since we only ever see him from behind. This insistence on an invisible yet highly palpable acousmatic presence creates a rich sonic world that embraces the film`s visual mixture of live action footage and LIDAR animation. These visual techniques focus on the details of both the surfaces of the building`s interiors and its three-dimensional forms, tying the intimate upper floors to the first-floor theater, uniting surface, volume, material, reverberation, and resonance, and articulating historical traces that surpass subjects or authors. Anonymity, in fact, permeates both the building and the film, from the anonymous painting that gives the film its title, to the cleaning woman who chooses to remain anonymous in the film`s making, to the numerous lesser known musicians practicing their craft in private behind closed doors that nonetheless allow the seepage of their intermingling music into the resonant hallways of the building.

Milad Mozari’s work moves through concepts of music, belief systems, absence, and structures. His research-based practice often starts with sound or spatial experiments, which then attempt to resonate physically, historically, and experientially. While studying for his BS in International Studies at the University of Utah, he began to make and exhibit work about language and place. He continued his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received an MFA in the Department of Sound. His work has shown internationally at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Chicago International Film Festival, Litmus Community Space, Chicago Cultural Center, the Studebaker Theater, Roots & Culture and Experimental Sound Studio. Fellowships and residencies include Asian Cultural Council Grant to individuals, ACRE, Tsung-Yeh Artist Village and soundpocket. He currently lives in Chicago where he teaches at SAIC in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

Che-yu HSU
hsu Che-yu
Vidéo | mov | couleur | 15:19 | Taiwan | 2017

In 1995, there was a human-shape balloon on the top of Chongxing Bridge in Taipei, and there was also the attempt of suspending all kinds of items in the air, such as washing machine, boiling hot pot, the statue of Chiang Kai-shek, and sex doll, trying to crash them to the ground. But the plan failed eventually; nothing was destroyed. Before everything started, it ended because of the self-explosion of the human-shape balloon. The same year under Chongxing Bridge, there was also a large scale fight. The people present there that day slashing each other with iron rod or sashimi knife. When we found the people invovled, however, they told us it was actually a fight between political factions.   Re-rupture assembles two seemingly unrelated historical fragments: "People`s Taxi riot" and "Taipei Breaking Sky." I invited five drivers who participated in the fight at the time to return to the event site, while hanging a guitarist Li Na-shao on the top of Chongxing Bridge to play music.

Hsu Che-Yu was born in Taipei in 1985.Earning his master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. Hsu Che-Yu works as an artist who primarily creates animations, videos and installations that feature the relations between media and memories. What matters to the artist is not simply the history of events traceable through media, but also the construction and visualization of memories, be they private or collective.

hu Di
Vidéo | mov | couleur et n&b | 12:42 | Chine | 2015

This video is an analytical montage of shots extracted from more than 60 films from the Chinese Cultural Revolution period. It exclusively studies the moments of the interpellation of the Ideology (Louis Althusser) which are represented physically by music, words, gazes, gestures and situations found in these films. Strictly speaking, Ecstasy does not lend itself to a specific synopsis, but this does not mean that there is nothing to look at in it. The multiple symbols and meanings extracted from a wide range of shots make up the narratives found in this video: The resemblance of the music in different films, the dramatic gazes with catchlights (like they are absorbed by an overwhelming feeling of great excitement, where the title Ecstasy comes from), the repetition of the words (like ‘Mao Zhuxi’, Chairman Mao), the robotic gestures (raising one’s head, turning around), the faces with tears, the symbolic objects which reincarnate the transmission of ecstasy (like needle, spanner and apple) and the exaggerated film techniques (close-up, zoom in). This video is one of a series of videos and they are not only reexaminations of the cinema of that period but also reflections of history as told through cinema.

Di HU Born in Zhejiang, China. He studied Chinese Literature at Zhejiang University before going on to study cinema at several universities in Paris (Paris 1, Paris 7 and Paris 3). He became a film critic and scholar afterwards and started making video works in 2014. Since then, his works have been screened and exhibited in Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Cairo Video Festival, Dallas Medianale, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Images Contre Nature, Magmart International Videoart Festival, EXiS, Channels Festival, Korean Film Archive and the Australian Center for the Moving Images and Cinémathèque de Toulouse, among others.

Sosiaalinen yhteys (Social Connection)
ijÄs Jan
Sosiaalinen yhteys (Social Connection)
Fiction expérimentale | hdcam | couleur | 12:58 | Finlande | 2016

The film’s dialogue has been copied from online forums as is, with no editing. Many times these “faceless” online conversations end up to a very surreal limbo.

Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs`s films have been shown very widely abroad by over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.

institute for new feeling
Vidéo expérimentale | mov | couleur | 16:40 | USA | 2017

Avalanche is an enhanced water beverage filtered through a human pipeline that traces the flow of water through a city and through the body. A live performance presents municipal water usage as a literal concert of bodies, a system that is improbable, arduous, and flawed. The Avalanche bottling process begins with an ice cap harvested from the Never Summer Mountain Range. The ice melts and travels through a series of human filters, eventually collecting in crystal singing bowls. The sound of this filtration is performed as a concert for a live audience, while at the same time being live broadcast back to the mountain range, causing an avalanche from the vibration of sound waves. The avalanche is bottled for consumption, while also providing new ice to begin the process again. The project consists of a one night live performance, multi-channel video and vending machine stocked with Avalanche water, all of which work together to create a mythology of the product’s “source.” Passing water between the city and the mountain in an endless feedback loop, IfNf`s filtration process equates the mountain spring with the trickle of water across a dirty windshield, the tears of two middle-aged men, the gargle and spit from a teenager’s mouth—juxtaposing trivial everyday gestures with the looming, dark future of a changing climate.

The Institute for New Feeling is a collective founded by Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, and Nina Sarnelle, committed to the development of new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new. As a group, our identity is always shifting. Borrowing aesthetics and language from wellness and tech industries, market research, speculative design, political propaganda, we assume a familiar yet fragile voice of authority. IfNf has recently shown work at The Getty Center, LA, Ballroom Marfa, TX, MoMA, NY, Istanbul Modern, Turkey, MAAT, Lisbon, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Hammer Museum LA, Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Jardin Essential, Bruxelles, Recess, NY, and Mwoods, Beijing. IfNf has been featured in Frieze, Art in America, Vogue Italy, Huffington Post, SFMoMA, Creators Project, FlashArt, and Hyperallergic.

Daniel JACOBY, Yu Araki
Mountain Plain Mountain
jacoby Daniel , Yu Araki
Mountain Plain Mountain
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 21:33 | Pérou | Espagne | 2017

Deepening confusion becomes a delightful experience watching this collaborative film by Daniel Jacoby and Araki Yu. The documentary observes the idiosyncratic sounds and rhythms of Ban’ei, a rare kind of draft horse race that takes place only in Obihiro, Japan. Capturing the behind-the-scenes operations of the race, the film gradually twists itself into a knot as the excited voices of the commentators merge into a frenzy of gibberish. Award winner of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at IFFRotterdam in 2018!

Daniel Jacoby (1985, Lima, Peru) and Yu Araki (1985, Yamagata, Japan) met in 2010 during a residency at Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo). Both their works have been highly influenced by their journeys. Fiction is often used by them as a tool to comprehend the puzzling cultural and socio-political differences across destinations. Their first film made as a duo is Mountain Plain Mountain (2017). This premiered and was awarded at the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at IFFRotterdam in 2018. Daniel Jacoby graduated in fine arts from the University of Barcelona and furthered his education at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Recent exhibitions include venues like Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch), EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam), The Banff Centre (Alberta), Kunsthal Chalottenborg (Copenhagen), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (Hamburg), 1646 (The Hague), Trafó (Budapest), and the 11th Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador). His films have been programmed in festivals such as 25FPS (Zagreb), BIM (Buenos Aires), MIEFF (Moscow), Go Short (Nijmegen), Sheffield Fringe (UK), Videobrasil (Sao Paulo), Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris), and Cairo Video Festival (Cairo). His film Jagata won the National Competition at Lima Independiente (Peru) in 2016. Daniel has participated in residency programs at Delfina Foundation (London), Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo), among other places. Yu Araki received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A. in 2007, and completed his Master of Film and New Media Studies from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010. In 2013, he was selected to participate in Tacita Dean Workshop hosted by Fundacio´n Boti´n in Santander, Spain. His films have been programmed in international festivals such as NIFF (Thailand), BFI London Film Festival (U.K.), The Weight of Mountains (Iceland), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), Dong Fang (Italy), and MIFF (Russia). Recent exhibitions and screenings include Okayama Art Summit (Okayama, Japan), Yokoha- ma Museum of Art (Yokohama, Japan), The Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece), JIKKA (Tokyo, Japan), The Container (Tokyo, Japan), Washingtown (Mito, Japan), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), CAST (Tasmania, Australia), Tate Modern (London, U.K.), A*DESK (Barcelona, Spain), (London, U.K.), Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul, South Korea), and Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong). Araki has participated in residency programs at SNEHTA (Greece), Nes Artist Residency (Iceland), and Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama (Japan), among other places. He lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Juliane JASCHNOW, Schroeder Stefanie
Die Wirkung des Geschützes auf Gewitterwolken
jaschnow Juliane , Schroeder Stefanie
Die Wirkung des Geschützes auf Gewitterwolken
Doc. expérimental | dcp | couleur | 30:30 | Allemagne | 2017

Waves, storms and tornadoes are heading for Germany – everybody knows this, the weather forecasters, YouTube and games developers. The climate scenario becomes a lot of hot air, data sloshing everywhere, shitstorms or floods of refugees. Language, metaphors and images are instruments of control. They are used to dispel - and instill - fear. How does the image function as a document, as fiction, trophy, counterattack? How close are manipulation and prediction? Is the weather still real? A film about storm images and the storm as an image: Stormchasers pursue weather phenomena with the camera to turn them into photgraphic trophies. In front of the greenscreen of the TV studio the weathermen points into the void. At the Max Planck Institute, birds fly against artificial wind. Lovestormpeople flood the internet with their skewed slogans. Escape games play upon people`s societal fears. On fruit plantations hail cannons shoot 130 db soundwaves into the sky. Which weather has become normality? Either way, "something massive is coming towards us."

Juliane Jaschnow: Studies of Fine Arts in the field of photography and cinematography at the HGB Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Bachelor’s degree in communication and media sciences from Leipzig University. DAAD scholarship to study at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in the field of journalism/ photojournalism. Study abroad at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Professional Media Master Class and PMMC Lab of werkleitz Society. Member of the Cinematic Initiative Leipzig FILZ. Stefanie Schroeder: Studies in art education, art history, communication science, University of Greifswald. Organisation of WBS70, independent culture centre, Greifswald. Guest student in media art, HFG Karlsruhe. Exchange student at Villa Arson, Nice. Studies in photography, class of Joachim Brohm, academy of visual arts, HGB Leipzig. Professional Media Master Class, Werkleitz Gesellschaft Halle/Saale. Member of the Cinematic Initiative Leipzig FILZ.

jÁcome Jorge
Fiction | 16mm | couleur | 26:0 | Portugal | 2017

In a natural crisis scenario, the entire population of Azores is forced to evict due to an uncontrolled plague of hydrangeas, a common flower in these islands. Two young soldiers, bound to the beauty of the landscape, guide us to the stories of sadness of those forced to leave and the inherent desire to resist by inhabiting the islands. The filmic wandering becomes a nostalgic and political reflection on territorial belonging and identity, and the roles we assume in the places we came from.

Jorge Jácome was born in Viana do Castelo (Portugal) in 1988 and spent is childhood in Macau. He completed is degree in cinema in 2010 at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and in 2016 graduated with ‘felicitations du jury’ from Le Fresnoy - Studio national des Arts Contemporains. His work is based on a strongly intuitive and sensorial process resulting in films made of narrative drifts, unexpected relationships and unusual encounters. His short films have been shown at film festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Israel, and in retrospectives at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, CalArts - California Institute of the Arts and at Georgetown University.

Clara JO
24h Dahlem
jo Clara
24h Dahlem
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 17:13 | USA | Allemagne | 2016

‘24h Dahlem’ examines the motivations behind the planned relocation (2019) of the ethnographic collections from the Dahlem State Museums—the Ethnological Museum and Museum for Asian Art—on the periphery of Berlin to the future site of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin Mitte—a site in the city center that resurrects 19th-century Prussian architectural elements stemming from classical and romantic ideals. The film moves through the different layers of the museums and archives, and seeks to deconstruct a familiar pattern in the way the city reshapes its cultural identity through physical destruction and renewal—the effects of which also relegate to the periphery objects and cultures whose narratives are not complicit with those formed within the context of Western modernization.

Clara Jo (Berlin) is a graduate of Bard College and the Institut für Raumexperimente / UdK Berlin. Her recent film and sculptural installations work in conversation with sites implicated in revisionist histories.

Jonathan JOHNSON
Low Season
johnson Jonathan
Low Season
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur et n&b | 15:0 | USA | 2016

Loosely framed by interviews with the filmmaker’s parents, Low Season is an experimental documentary portrait of lives shaped global forces. Meditations on war, melding cultures and life lessons ebb and flow across time, continents and landscapes.

Jonathan Johnson is an artist and experimental filmmaker whose work explores ideas about place, identity and nature. Autobiography plays a role in Johnson’s work as he often references his personal background of mixed-race and transnational histories and experiences. Johnson’s work has been shown at film festivals and galleries in over 30 countries including: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Galleria Sment, Braga, Portugal; Africa Centre, Cape Town, South Africa; Sofia Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Haverhill Experimental Film Festival; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Union Docs, Brooklyn; Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the EXiS Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea.

Yasmine KABIR
kabir Yasmine
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 9:30 | Bangladesh | 2017

Continuing a tradition that goes back centuries, children are employed as rope-makers in old town, Dhaka, making rope from jute fibres. They twist, tie, knot and weave from early morning till nightfall. This silent film has metaphorical allusions

Yasmine Kabir is an independent filmmaker. She lives and works in Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh. Her documentaries are on stories that reflect the human condition.

Isegi nimi on mõnikord sama (Even the Name Is Sometimes the Same)
kaljo Kai
Isegi nimi on mõnikord sama (Even the Name Is Sometimes the Same)
Vidéo | mov | couleur | 1:55 | Estonie | 2017

Among others, Kai Kaljo(1877-1906) lives on in my video "Even the Name is Sometimes the Same"(1877-2017). I don´t know if we are related or not, but does it really matter? The video was made in cooperation with the photo collection of the Tallinn town museum. In the corner of a very old photograph (made in 1877) of the Tallinn Old Town Harbor, there is a person sitting, very tired. For some unknown reason, I was overwhelmed by that person. She (or he) had no idea that photography existed so she never suspected being accidentally captured by someone´s camera, neither did she suspect that, for some reason, she would become so important for somebody after 140 years.

Kai Kaljo is an artist living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. She studied painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Since 1997, when she completed her first video "Loser", she mainly works in video. In 2006 – 2017, she used to work at Tallinn University as a professor for contemporary art. Her video work was often described as poetic, social, humorous/tragic. In recent years, she had been working with archival images and texts.