A programme full of games, sometimes quite innocent, sometimes a little bit less so. Roommates, friends, colleagues and chunks of clay are manipulated with relish. The rules of the game are often far from clear. And the same goes for their goals.
GUNILLA HEILBORN & MARTIN NILSSON (SWEDEN 2003, VIDEO, 5:00 MIN)
Exactly what happened that day, when Henry moved into his new house? One house, eight dancers, one camera.
SHAHRYARNASHAT (ITALY 2003, VIDEO, 10:20 MIN)
Optimism is shot in the Palazzo della Civiltà, taking as a natural stage an environment where the shadow of hierarchy, power issues, corruption and alienation is still heavily present.
The Glass Wall
DORA GARCIA (BELGIUM 2003, VIDEO , 30:00 MIN)
Two girls are in permanent contact with each other through an electronic answering machine. Without any visual contact or prior knowledge, they begin to sound out each other through questions and fantasy images. Slowly their curiosity evolves into a meticulous role play. The camera keeps after one of the girls and it witnesses an unravelling game of manipulation and sexual tension.
God Bless America
TADASU TAKAMINE (JAPAN 2002, VIDEO , 8:45 MIN)
Takamine and his lovely assistant shared a room with a huge clay face for eighteen consecutive days. Before the eye of the camera, they ate, slept, read, fucked and made continuous changes to the face, animating it to synchronize with a scratchy, halting recording of that American patriotic classic “God Bless America”.
Living a Beautiful Life
CORINNA SCHNITT (GERMANY 2003, VIDEO, 13 00 MIN)
Imagine a life you always dreamed of as a child? A perfect life. In a way that seems entirely naïve, Corinna Schnitt takes the common wish and the usual notion of. a happy life literally, and then presents them mercilessly before our eyes and ears in a quasi -documentary setting.
A Gentleman’s Agreement
FABRICE GYGI (SWITZERLAND 2003, VIDEO, 7:30 MIN)
The film is a performance presented by Fabrice Gygi himself. He puts on a glove of metal, puts a small bronze house on the glove and sets it on fire.
JOCHEN DEHN (GERMANY 2004, VIDEO, 6:58 MIN)
Disintegration and destruction are more aggressive metaphors than implosion and penetration. Ausziehen is lovestory tor two bodies and a living room.