This group of art films from several decades thematizes the failure of human communication and the difficulty of forming an identity under the influence of personal memories and rigid social norms. Whether in the form of a surrealistic collage or through the means of an short narrative film, the films in Beyond Words are captivating in their precise composition of image and sound.
Hans Richter (Germany, 1926, 16mm, 4:00 min)
Studie II (Hallucinationer)
Peter Weiss (Sweden, 1952, 16mm, 6:00 min)
Hollis Frampton (USA, 1971, 16mm, 24:00 min)
Khalil, Shaun, A Woman under the Influence
Sharon Lockhart (USA, 1994, 16mm, 16:00 min)
Sally’s Beauty Spot
Helen Lee (Canada, 1990, 16mm, 12:00 min)
Matthias Müller (Germany, 1994, 16mm, 14:00 min)
Florian Wüst― Curator
Florian Wüst is an artist and independent film curator based in Berlin. He has been a regular contributor to the Impakt Festival. Besides curating film programmes for international venues, Wüst frequently writes and lectures about topics related to film and society. Together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, he is editor of Who says concrete doesn’t burn, have you tried? West Berlin Film in the ’80s (2008).