Location: Theater Kikker
Screening #4 STAGED RELATIONS²
The artificial relationships between cinema, theatre and the media are examined from a distance by artists and rearranged into a new configuration.
A Few Extra Copies, Bobby Abate (USA 2012 | 09:33 min)
On 22 January 1987, Pennsylvania’s state treasurer Budd Dwyer, who was convicted of taking bribes, handed out copies of his farewell speech to the press. The public condemnation he received due to the political scandal and his shocking deed inspired this re-enactment.
Triangle, Grace Nayoon Rhe (USA 2012 | 06:07 min)
A curious figure derails daily routine. Psychological tension mounts and then explodes.
Erdös-Bacon Number, Jennifer Tsang (GB 2012 | 13:42 min)
Let’s explain: a Bacon number indicates the amount of film roles that separate an actor from Kevin Bacon. Science has the very similar Erdös number: the number of papers that separate someone from mathematician Paul Erdös. People with an Erdös-Bacon number are members of an obscure global elite.
Suchy Pion, Wojciech Bakowski (Poland 2012 | 12:10 min)
Abstract images and fictional objects are furnished with Bakowski’s deeply personal associations and anecdotes. In the face of all this cold geometry, this sometimes deviates poetically from expectations.
Let’s Face It (Extravios Mentales), Miguel Jara (Mexico 2013 | 08:00 min)
Jara, a mathematician and artist created a psychedelic animation in which odd characters and geometric patterns create a dark, out of control trip.
Continuity, Omar Fast (Germany 2012 | 41:00 min)
A young soldier returns from a tour of Afghanistan. Omar Fast’s much-lauded film tells the story of a family trying to reconstruct the homecoming of their lost son by hiring male prostitutes.