Skaters, ravers and rappers. Straight from the ghetto or selected by shrewd producers after strenuous auditions. The street as a stage, as a playground or as the scene of nervous voids.
BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY (CANADA 2003, VIDEO, 8:00 MIN)
Gay white male, 5’11”, 155 lbs, 29 years old, good singing voice and co-ordination , desperately seeks job as performer in a Russian girl pop group.
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JAN PETERS (GERMANY 2004, VIDEO, 11:00 MIN)
Every year Jan Peters shoots a short film for his birthday. This year he decides to travel in time. The result might therefore as well be called “I was 10”.
White Blight Manifesto
PAUL LLOYD SARGENT (USA 2003, VIDEO, 6:00 MIN)
A tongue-in-cheek hip-hop music video rapped by Simple Text’s Fred over a CooEditPro remix of a Serge Gainsbourg tune. ‘White Blight Manifesto’ is the ridiculous collision of suburban kids moving to the inner city, sublimated white guilt, the digital revolution and the suicide solution.
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RADICAL SOFTWARE GROUP (USA 2003, VIDEO, 3:13 MIN)
The Radical Software Group hacks games and exploits existing bugs and glitches in the code. In this case , a commercial skateboarding game provides the source. As the punk song plays in the background, the skater protagonist twitches and flails, attempting to navigate the quirky architectures RSG has prepared.
AL & AL (UK 2002-2004, VIDEO, 5:00 MIN)
In the video work ‘Hard Drive’ AL+ AL document an inertial journey through the world wide web. The ironic drive for information sort in Hard Drive is the quest to see bodies stripped and ready for intimacy.
SWANN THOMMEN, ANNELORE SCHNEIDER EN CLAUDE
PIGUET (SWITZERLAND 2004, VIDEO, 2:14 MIN)
How can we keep track of what is happening in an urban environment that is becoming increasingly layered and complex? Circus explores the urban landscape layer for layer and isolates conspicuous elements, cutting them loose from their surroundings.
RYOICHI KUROKAWA (JAPAN 2003, VIDEO, 5:36 MIN)
Error Book is a semi-abstract video, at the same time complex and minimalist, in which architectural forms and urban structures are mirrored.
KAZUHIRO GOSHIMA (JAPAN 2004, VIDEO, 11:00 MIN)
A photographic exploration of a Japanese metropolis with atmospheric night shots, deserted streets and crowded subway stations. Minimal shifts in the image and abrupt accelerations create a parallel reality.
SWANN THOMMEN, ANNELORE SCHNEIDER EN CLAUDE PIGUET (SWITZERLAND 2004, VIDEO, 2:18 MIN)
Plattform shows a city district using architectural maps. The virtual space is inhabited by static figures that seem to be stuck in their daily lives. At the same time, however, they give meaning to their surroundings and in a sense define it. They form a manual with which the existing urban context can be read and understood.
Zielpunkte der Stadt
JORN STAEGER (GERMANY 2004, 35MM, 8:20 MIN)
The German urban landscape and the high density of architectonic layers caused by the destruction by war and city planning.
ALEXANDER HERZOG (GERMANY 2003, VIDEO, 4:18 MIN)
Twelve persons performing air guitar in urban surroundings.The sound, a composition of guitar samples, is combined with ultra dynamic image editing.