An Exchange of Gestures and Emotions:
Our society as a circus of gestures and emotions. With a broad range of physical and verbal forms of interaction, lovers, family members and complete strangers define their mutual relationships.
FIGHT – MELANIE MANCHOT
(UK, 2009, 16mm/file, 05:00 min.)
A physical exchange between a young bike courier and an old-aged Hells Angel. Although their appearance is totally different, both men are evenly matched when it comes to strength and aggression.
DISSONANT – MANON DE BOER
(Belgium, 2010, video, 11:00 min.)
Without actually hearing the music, a female dancer improvises for about ten minutes on Eugène Ysaÿe’s 3 sonatas for violin solo, a piece imprinted in her mind. When the screen goes black, it is the spectators turn to delve into their memory.
SLABYJ ROT FRONT – VICTOR ALIMPIEV
(Russia, 2010, 35mm/file, 11:47 min.)
A dozen bodies in an undefined space move according to a collective logic. They seem to be measuring something, testing it. Like in a relay race, one body proceeds from where the other stops. An unfinished fist. What a weak Rot Front salute!
SPAT – MELANIE MANCHOT
(UK, 2010, 16mm/file, 08:00 min.)
On a railway platform, a couple is arguing. Gradually, it becomes clear that they are arguing in sign language. Only by permanently facing each other can they continue fighting.
DADDY’S LITTLE HELPER – CECILIA LUNDQVIST
(Sweden, 2010, video, 06:18 min.)
A story about indifference and moral decay. The woman in the video tries to justify her behaviour. Although guilt forces itself upon her, it is not enough to change her behaviour.
SEVEN SONGS ABOUT THUNDER – JENNIFER REEDER
(US, 2010, video, 20:13 min.)
A woman with a remarkably amusing way of mentally dealing with things finds the dead body of a teenager in a wood. A dark comedy about a mother, a daughter, a liar and her therapist.
1987-1993 – MARIUS DYBWAD BRANDRUD
(Sweden, 2010, video, 11:00 min.)
“It took us 7 years. My mother and me. We were trying to make the perfect photo of me.”