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A Few Notes on Life:

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Ironic and abundant reflection on our contemporary visual culture. What is authentic and why are we on this earth? A fair dose of unlicensed philosophic thought concluded with some wisdom for the masses.

PORTRAIT OF KARL MARX AS A YOUNG GOD – GERNOT WIELAND
(Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Huber) (Germany 2009, video, 00:59 min.)
Documentary and fiction in one. About the desire for utopia, Marxism, and a different society.

FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY – SARAH WOOD
(UK 2009, video, 08:25 min.)
How does it feel to be unable to see images of the place you come from in this media-saturated society of ours?

GREAT MAN AND CINEMA – JIM FINN
(US 2009, video, 03:55 min.)
The text for this film is from a propaganda booklet about the contribution to cinematic history by North Korean leader Kim Jung Il. Also with much bizarre film and television footage from North Korea and Nueng Phak’s cult single “Fucking USA”

BEAVER SKULL MAGICK – STEVE REINKE
(Netherlands 2010, video, 05:54 min.)
The relation between man and nature. A bear in an infamous Internet clipping and an a ‘native Canadian’ in an old Canadian television series. Where two worlds collide.

BEAUTY PLUS PITY – EMILY VEY DUKE
(Canada 2009, video, 14:00 min.)
This contemporary fable sheds light on our existence as a messy and abject farce. Stuffed animals, a hunter in reverie and God forgetting to take His medication.

TIME’S UP – MARIE-CATHERINE THEILER & JAN PETERS
(Germany 2009, 35mm, 15:00 min.)
While the makers are expecting a baby, they get into a car crash. This confronts them with the finiteness of their existence and makes them realize that their life is much too hectic. What follows is a humoristic quest for the meaning of time and ways to manage it most efficiently.

CARTOON FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A CERTAIN FONDNESS FOR IDEAS BUT ARE TIRED OF THINKING – STEVE REINKE
(Netherlands 2010, video, 02:14 min.)
A cartoon for those who have a certain fondness for ideas but are tired of thinking.

EXTENSIONS – HANS OP DE BEECK
(Belgium 2009, video, 10:58 min.)
Our technology driven society as a dark dream, as an obscure and impenetrable labyrinth in which the individual tries to survive with rituals and habits.

NE VOUS LAISSEZ PAS CONSOLER – DEMOCRACIA
(Spain 2009, video, 17:00 min.)
A philosophical intervention in a football stadium. Brecht, Camus and Rimbaud are guests of football club Girodins Bordeaux.

 


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