The best and most exciting films and videos of the past year have been collected in twelve programmes. Apart from productions that were discovered on foreign media festivals, there is also work by IMPAKT veterans and promising young talents that pleasantly surprised the IMPAKT selection team. Moulding clay with Bush ,
sublime racing horses, invisible cities and hacked Hollywood films are but a few of the topics in this remarkable cross section of our contemporary visual culture.
About the programme
Children are sweet when they play. But what if you’re bored to death and live in an area that is just too underprivileged and dismal? Or what if your parents make you act in a film about faces and all sorts of bodily secretions?
NORA MARTIROSYAN (FRANCE 2003, VIDEO, 18:00 MIN)
In Courant d’air, like in childhood things are not said but felt – unexpected anxiousness, unexplained joy. The line between being ” a good boy” or a “bad boy” is very thin.
NICOLAS PROVOST (BELGIUM 2004, VIDEO, 1:00 MIN)
Oh Dear is a simple yet moving story against the background of a swinging race track that comes accross as sacral rather than macho.
MIKE STUBBS (UK 2003, VIDEO, 10:00 MIN)
A video on the gaps between developers’ dreams and citizens perceptions of what cultural space means and how to use it.
Does That Hurt You
AGNIESZKA JUREK (GERMANY 2003, VIDEO, 27:00 MIN)
Los Angeles: a camera-eye is aimed at David Lynch’s back while in Hannover a second one records Agnieszka Jurek. She is interviewing Mr. Lynch. She asks question after question until she finally runs out of them. In the meantime, a childish personality called “drawlly” crept in secretly, interfers and anticipates the story.
U, gas shit vomit and snot
YURI A (SWITZERLAND 2003, 16MM, 4:00 MIN)
Facts on farts. An intimate introduction to the fine art of fart, starts and departs with a fart. With great music from rears to ears.