The intoxication of victory, religious exhilaration, breathless admiration and silent anticipation. This programme focuses on all mental states you can think of.
ALEXANDER HERZOG (GERMANY 2004, VIDEO, 122 MIN)
The film shows horses in various environments: on the training treadmill, the physiotherapy pool and the racing tracks. The camera becomes an intimate observer of the protagonist HORSE. The music composition consists of piano, digital disturbances, a choir and a collage of manipulated original recordings from the racing track.
ANDREAS WUTZ (GERMANY 2002, 16MM, 9:00 MIN)
An experimental film about an extremely ambient feeling, a mixture of fear and elation, experienced during the loneliness of a night race (The 24 Hours of Le Mans). The night shots are combined with the asynchronically edited sound of race cars and associated with pictures of Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic airplane or quotations of Antoine Saint-Exupery ‘s ‘Vol de Nuit’.
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KAZUHIRO GOSHIMA (JAPAN, VIDEO, 19:00 MIN)
A man falls asleep at his drawing table. In his dreams he wanders through the worlds he created himself. By using an architectural model as a motif Goshima focuses on the similarity and dissimilarity between Computer Generated animation and model making.
KOKA RAMISHVILI (SWITZERLAND 2003-2004, VIDEO, 2:14 MIN)
In the beginning of Paranoia an image disappears. The process of drawing is here reversed: the image is deconstructed, erasing all physical traces until it remains only in our memories.
The Rock Music
VICTOR ALIMPIEV & SERGEY VISHNEVSKY (RUSSIA 2003, VIDEO, 7:10 MIN)
Pupils are listening to their teacher playing the guitar. A distant view on a great juvenile myth.
CHRISTELLE HEUREUX (FRANCE 2003, VIDEO, 8:00 MIN)
The hosts are ready, waiting for the live broadcast. The spot lights are doing their warming-up exercise. The space station and it’s crew are waiting for transmission. These moderators without voices and smiles appear to be living in a void. They are floating in a programme without a schedule.
Light is Calling
BILL MORRISON (USA 2004, 35MM, 8:00 MIN)
Reflections around the volatile nature of life and love, as seen through the boiling layer of emulsion. A chance encounter from James Young’s film The Bells (1926) was optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon’s seven minute composition.
Heaven and Hell
G-PILOT A.K.A. ANDREW GASTON (UNITED KINGDOM 2003, VIDEO, 17:48 MIN)
Build from two simultaneously edited pieces, this film uses the split screen technique to illustrate the opposing ideas of heaven and hell. Several themed narratives are manifest and explored using appropriated footage from a wide selection of films.
NICOLAS PROVOST (BELGIUM 2003, VIDEO, 4:00 MIN)
Pap illon d’Amour is centred on a femal e form that performs a ritual, being watche d by a male counterpart. Spiralling and scream ing, it undergoes a cathars is, or is it self-imposed chast isement7. The ritual cu l minates in com plete disa ppearance.