VIDEO POETRY FESTIVAL
ΤΕΤ. 28- ΠΕΜ. 29- ΠΑΡ. 30/9
& ΣΑΒΒ. 1/10/ 2022
Συμμετέχουν 200 καλλιτέχνες από 64 χώρες
Ελεύθερο Αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο Θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρ. Παλαμήδη 2- Ψυρρή- Αθήνα
Είσοδος Δωρεάν με ελεύθερη συνεισφορά
Το International Video Poetry Festival – Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Βίντεο Ποίησης γιορτάζει δέκα χρόνια δημιουργικών συνεργασιών με περισσότερους από 2000 καλλιτέχνες από 85 χώρες συνολικά, ένα πανόραμα σύγχρονης τέχνης που αποτελεί το πιο επιτυχημένο και δημοφιλές φεστιβάλ του είδους στον κόσμο. Ο κινηματογράφος, η ποίηση και η μουσική συναντιούνται με σκοπό να επικοινωνήσουν τους κοινωνικούς, οικολογικούς, αντιαποικιοκρατικούς, φεμινιστικούς και ΛΟΑΤΚΙ αγώνες της εποχής μας- την έμπνευση, τα όνειρα, τις ιδέες και τις ελπίδες όλων μας. Το Ινστιτούτο Πειραματικών Τεχνών μας καλεί σε αυτό τον μαγικό σημείο συνάντησης.
Το τετραήμερο φετινό φεστιβάλ, με την συμμετοχή 200 καλλιτεχνών από 64 χώρες αποτελεί συνάμα μια μεγάλη έκφραση υποστήριξης και υπεράσπισης του Ελεύθερου Αυτοδιαχειριζόμενου Θεάτρου Εμπρός το οποίο παρά την δεκαετή πρότυπη λειτουργία του και την αφιλοκερδή δημόσια πρόσφορά του απειλείται με καταστροφή από την Ελληνική κυβέρνηση. 200 καλλιτέχνες προβάλλουν ταινίες, ντοκιμαντέρ και video art ενώ τριάντα από αυτούς ταξιδεύουν στην Αθήνα για να παρουσιάσουν την δουλειά τους στο Εμπρός προσφέροντας δωρεάν ταινίες, performances, σεμινάρια, ποιητικές αναγνώσεις και ομιλίες στο International Video Poetry Festival από τις ΗΠΑ, την Ινδία, την Σιγκαπούρη, το Ιράν, την Χιλή, το Βιετνάμ, την Αγγλία, την Αλβανία, το Μεξικό, το Ισραήλ, τη Ναμίμπια, τη Βενεζουέλα, την Ιαπωνία, την Βραζιλία, τον Καναδά, το Περού, την Μποτσουάνα, τη Γαλλία, την Ισπανία, την Λευκορωσία και την Πολωνία.
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ΔΕΙΤΕ το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα με τις θεματικές ενότητες κάθε μέρας που περιλαμβάνουν προβολές ντοκιμαντέρ, ταινίες μικρού μήκους, βίντεοποιήματα, video art, performance, συναυλίες, αναγνώσεις, σεμινάρια, ομιλίες και μαθήματα για νέους δημιουργούς ποίησης και animation.
INFO / PHOTOS / ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ:
WENDSEDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
DOCUMENTARIES / SHORT FILMS ZONE starts at 18.00
A Year in Exile Director: Malaz Usta TURKEY 19 min The film as a whole reflects the effort to capture the ephemeral experience of an uprooted, forcibly displaced person in their new environment.
The Circle Director: Marlene D McCurtis, Alexa Kershner USA 11 min This poetic lyric collage was written by men on A Yard at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, and performed by formerly incarcerated.
Memento Director: Kornej Rokotyan -Sokol’skij RUSSIA 12 min The film is dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and is solved in the key of elegiac dramatic fantasy.
Murmur of Icebergs Director: Sio San Un MACAO 17 min A poetic murmur shortens the distance between 80º and 22º latitude north, as well as the gap between the Arctic Ocean and the Pearl River Delta.
Unsaid Director: Ayodeji Otuyelu USA 17 min A visual adaptation of poems from the book Words In My Head, which explore emotions surrounding gender, sexual orientation, blackness and feminism.
CHOO’S GUEST HOUSE Monday Night Poetry Director : Andrew Meserth THAILAND 12 min A film based on the experience of multi- national writers in a commune in Thailand, like a family having a poetry party during covid-19 quarantine. Poets working together, open to whatever happens at any moment, aware of life as it rolls.
tHE aGe oF aNXieTy Director: Stephen Donovan, Mark Dendy USA 40 min A cast of 16 dancers following the character Monsieur le Clown as he dreams of post-pandemic and post-Trump freedom in New York City. The film vividly depicts personal and collective despair but finds pockets of optimism as it celebrates the spirit and tenacity of the city.
Imbas Forosnai Director: Shane Serrano IRELAND 15 min Following the clairvoyant practices of poets of ancient Ireland, a young man in present day Limerick seeks answers from the Otherworld.
The Kaleidoscopic Erasures VR Art Gallery Guided Video Tour Director: ReVerse Butcher AUSTRALIA 30 min- animation The film was built by artist/poet ReVerse Butcher in VRChat to celebrate the book launch of her newest VISPO (which stands for Visual Poetry) collection “Kaleidoscopic Erasures”
The Song of the Flies Director: Ana María Vallejo Germany, Colombia, Czech Republic 45 min- animation The experimental animated film, translates the desolation caused by the violence of the Colombian armed civil war through the political, poetic voice of Maria Mercedes Carranza (1945-2003) and the audiovisual dialogue between 9 Colombian women.
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
VIDEO POETRY ZONE starts at 18.00
HUMAN LIFE TODAY
Rivolta e malinconia Director: Mattia Biondi ITALY 5:10 Baby – A Poem Director: Eleanna Santorinaiou GREECE 2:53 Every Word I Say to You Director: Paloma Sierra USA 1:20 Pandemia Director: Sigrun Höllrigl AUSTRIA 4:08 Spatiohumanism Director: Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu INDONESIA 4:42 How to Film a Sigh Director: Claire Kinnen UNITED STATES 1:00 What Craving Is… Director: Vladimir Mihaylov BULGARIA 2:16 Return Director: Marcos Sanchez HOLLAND 1:57 Closet Director: Diana Chemeris GREECE 6:24 The Facts Director: Chris Bernstorf UNITED STATES 1:05 Misplaced Director: Maede Jenab IRAN 11:06 Loneliness Director: Vladimira Hradecka SLOVAKIA 4:39 For a loved one Director: Sami Ala FINLAND 2:19 Claustrophobic Love Director: Jonathan Beckett UK 2:07 I want to love you in analogue Director: April Lampre NEW ZEALAND 3:21 Due to legal reasons this Film is called Breaking Bert Director: Anne Isensee GERMANY 4:38 Days Like These Director: Ilze Millere UNITED KINGDOM 1:56 Literature Director: Samer NOUH FRANCE 3:40 Homeland I Director: Eugenia Grammenou GREECE 5:47 Guidance on Laughing at a Distance Director: Sascha Conrad GERMANY 4:53 I lost the way Director: Panagiotis Rappas NGREECE 8:00 Matin Ecchymose Director: Emilie Peltier CANADA 7:19 I see Director: Arman Partovi IRAN 12:15 Statue Director: Luk Ho Hai My VIET NAM 1:37 The Lamb Director: Helene Matte, Marco Dube FRANCE 4:00 Family Recipe Director: Kamari Bright UNITED STATES 4:52 Dynamite Director: Jim Vieille FRANCE 4:37 The Human Child Director: Lika Nadir UKRAINE 3 min
FEMINIST STRUGGLES at 20.00
Was She Director: DC Brandon CANADA 1:00 Holy Ambition Director: Senecca Baker USA 3:50 Trust Fall Director: Assaf Ben Shetrit USA 2:53 Caged Bird Director: Dana Dajani, Rami Kans JORDAN 5:20 The Fine Line Director: Yuval levy, Maya Roni Ella ISRAEL 5:13 Latrinavox Director: Lauren O’Donovan IRELAND 2:54 Im(moral) Code: An ethics to lose one’s way Director: Andrea Grain Hayton MEXICO 12:47 Reminiscence Director: Jo An Li UK 3:57 Because Goddess is Never Enough Director: Jane Glennie UK 10:00 Mirage Director: Justine Patterson SOUTH AFRICA 2:30 Anathema Director: Jana Radicevic MONTENEGRO 2:18 My body – Hanna Komar Director: Yuliya Hutsuliuk, Artsiom Hutsuliuk BELARUS 3:16 Amira Director: Alina Sciacova BELARUS 1:52 P.H.A.T. Girl Director: Rosemarie Wilson, Quincy Bell USA 8:12 Bindi Director: Mayuri Bhandari INDIA 4:52 We keep stones here too Director: Eugenio Lima BRAZIL 10:41 Black. British. Muslim. Other. Director: Enas Saeed UK 3.36 Pathless Director: Charlotte Verminck BELGIUM 4:31
INVISIBLE LIFE at 21.30
Astronaut / 2x2m Director: Milica Denkovic SERBIA 1:47 The Parking Lot of Dreams Director: Alexis Krasilovsky USA 7:30 Singularity Director: Elizabeth Myer, Matthew Boulton USA 4:28 Ants walking over an armpit Director: Juan Zadala – Yahaira Salazar VENEZUELA 8:12 Invisible Manners Director: John Lee Taggart UK 5:32 The Poetry of Non-Self Director: Dor Bar Shlomo ISRAEL 4:50 Red Fire Director: Mona A.Shahi IRAN 11:00 A Body Director: Milena Tipaldo ITALY 2:10 Sinking About You Director: Laura Iancu USA 1:30 Returning Director: Konstantinos Tsiodoulos GREECE 3:50 Leaving the track of the throw Director: Abhishek Singh HUNGARY 5:00 Huge choice Director: Oleksandra Krasavtseva GERMANY 3:00 Glass that will bend Director: Xiao Yue Shan JAPAN 5:00
FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2022
VIDEO POETRY ZONE & SPOKEN WORD LIVE starts 18.00
HUMAN ECOLOGY & PLANET EARTH
A Daffodil Under Close Inspection Director: Kathryn L. Darnell USA 1:15 Passages Director: Marilyn Zornado USA 4:23 Hop Along Hang On Director: Cobra Collins CANADA 4:17 Under the Harvest Moon Director: Jordan Wrigh USA 1:08 Awakening Director: Enrique Alexander Gracia Herrera FRANCE 3:00 To make things known Director: Maxime Coton BELGIUM 7:00 Awake Director: Adam E. Stone USA 00:15 The Dolphin of Delphi Director: Giorgis Fotopoulos GREECE 4:11 Dolphins In The Shower Director: Chandel White USA 5:20 I can’t smell the soil in my head Directors: Aristoteles Chaitidis. Alkistis Kafetzi GR 6:30 Video for a poem without a name Director: Laura Kuncite LATVIA 2:27 Happiness Director: Jordan Wright USA 1:00 Same Different Director: Maria Cecilia Reyes NAMIBIA 4:42 Yellowstone 88 – Song of Fire Director: Jerry van de Beek, Betsy De Fries USA 5:44
SPECIAL FILM SHOWS at 19.00
Lem and Mrożek – Reactivation- Director: Marek Wojtasik POLAND 30 min- animation A psychedelic animation film based on the correspondence of two great writers Stanislav Lem and Sławomira Mrożek, a valuable document of the epoch in its entirety, protesting against the intervention of the Warsaw Pact troops in Czechoslovakia.
Thrilling Love- Director Mark Wasserman USA 35 min A unique noir narrative that blends spoken-word, music, and animatics. The film tells the fractured tale of a doomed romance between a down-and-out screenwriter and an aspiring actress/pole-dancer who meet in a San Francisco strip club.
LGBTQI+ STRUGGLES at 20.00
Salt In The Wounds Director: Tom Stockley UK 3:00 Once I passed Director: Martin Gerigk GERMANY 10:00 Houbout / Landing Director: Chantal Partamian LEBANON 2:08 A portrait of Joelle Taylor Director: Clae Eastgate UK 1:54 Shudder to Think Director: Pete Blasdale IRELAND 3:24 20 20: Lockdown Erotica Director: Ernesto Sarezale UK 2:33
LIVE PERFORMANCE- SPOKEN WORD
RoadKill for Beginners Stephanie Chan SINGAPORE Thrills of Power Meri Dishnica ALBANIA Poppy Delta & Tripmaker Young GREECE
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS
Greek Vase Director: Pat Boran IRELAND 2:19 Jabberwocky Director: Sjaak Rood NETHERLANDS 2:15 Price Director: Jim Hall USA 3:38 Rebirth of Venus Director: Robin Noorda NETHERLANDS 9:00 The Combine Director: Micah Chambers-Goldberg USA 4:56 On a Stormy Day Director: Gil Zablodovsky, Lali Tsipi Michaeli ISRAEL 02:24 Ships a comin Director: Ebony Gilbert USA 2:55 Good Machines Director: Ana Pantic SERBIA 2:50 30 Second Thoughts: Volume One Director: David Baeumler USA 3:00 Flint, michigan ‘skinny’ Director: Jim Hall USA 1:40 Utopia – Entelechy (or on the sense of duty) Director: Carlo Alleva, Anna Utopia Giordano ITALY 5:07 They promised us a future Director: Laura R. Tolentino MEXICO 9:17 Moving Barcelona Director: Jevan Chowdhury UK 6:21 InVerse: Long Wall Director: Jack Jewers USA 2:00 Kutral Director: Constanza Carlesi CHILE 2:10 From Father to Daughter: The Cuba Film Director: Margo Stutts Toombs CUBA 4:00 You Heard Me Director: Edith Morris NETHERLANDS 2:06 Stitch Director: Caroline Rumley USA 2:40 The Right Side Director: Avigail Graetz, Eitan Herman ISRAEL 2:46 Roadkill For Begginers Stephanie Chan SINGAPORE 13:27 Our Obsession Director: Jesse Roth UK 2:35 Sleeping in another galaxy Director:Abhishek Singh IRAQ 5:00 I am already free Director: Chandel White USA 3:22 Royaltee Director: Kamari Bright USA 1:09 Shea, by Nasra Director: Effy Adar CANADA 2:40 Exodus Director: Guido F.G. Jeurissen NETHERLANDS 6:00 America (i wanted to…) Director: Matt Mullins USA 5:35 An Evening in Golconda Director: Teena Amrit Gill INDIA 11:44 Banaras the Poem Director: Anjan Mitra, Aavirash Mitra INDIA 8:51 Odyssee, Ode to the city Director: Jihad Saade LEBANON 7:07 Penn-ar-Bed Director: Emma Ramsay-Tanniou FRANCE 1:42 Prapastie Director: Marianella Lopez, Marianella Lopez Marreo USA 5:33 Pinhole Project ii – Athens Director: Vaso Michalopoulou GREECE 7:00 The other side Director: Tina Mamali GREECE 4:34 Secret Archives: White Art Museum Director: Bei Yu CHINA 3:54
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2022
WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
How to picture our emotions- Animation Creation Maede Jenab – Animation Director – IRAN
from 14.00 to 18.30 workshop (second floor):
What is poetry? Is it rhymes? Beautiful words? Emotional expressions? We try to define it by our own words and conceptions. What do we associate with it and what image it evokes in our mind. This workshop has two objectives. First we want to interrogate this personal understanding. We try not to be academic but personal. We try to dig into our individual experiences and crystalize an emotional meaning, an image. Second with these images as a starting point we want to make a collective video. We try to picture our emotions and make them visible for others. The result will be a short video that accompanies our new found personal definition of poetry. For this bring a poem and your preferred media or support material (laptop, tablet, camera, painting or drawing materials, etc).
Maede Jenab is an Iranian visual artist born in Tehran, where she graduated in graphic design. As she was always interested in telling stories she decided to continue her education with a Master of Animation. She founded Maaed Studio in 2008 as an interdisciplinary platform to express her creative research.
Video Poetry and the gift of sadness Claire Kinnen USA
starts at 15.00 talk (main hall):
This short talk will explore how the artist has grown to use sensitivity and sadness as a way to connect to others through video poetry. Claire Kinnen is a video artist, editor, and producer. She enjoys using different mediums in her creative work; layering different forms to create a sort of visual diary. She is from the North Country, New York State’s rural frontier along the Canadian border and lives in Queens, New York City.
Creative Cross-Pollinations: Teaching the Film Poem
starts at 15.30 lecture (main hall)
Dr. Sophia Emmanouilidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English, Department of American Literature and Culture) & Ms Antonia (Anta) Troullakis (Independent scholar, Voice Actress) The talk will briefly explore the synthesis of poetry and film but will primarily provide practice examples as educational tools that can generate and further promote the dialectical conversation between literature and the visual arts.
The influence of poetry on cinema
Mark Wasserman Academy of Art University USA – Los Angeles Hollywood
starts at 16.00 lecture (main hall)
The surprisingly powerful influence that poetry has always had, and continues to have, on cinema. A delving into some of the techniques that cinema borrows from poetry. These techniques include montage (as in Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin); symbolism (as in Sophia Coppolla’s Nowhere) and rhyme (as in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.) Looking at films that utilize famous existing poems, such as Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandius” in The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scrugs, Emily Dickinson’s “Wild Nights” in Madeleine’s Olnek’s film of the same name; and T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows. Studying the hybrid medium known as “poem-films” or “movie poems.” These include L’etoile de Mer by Man Ray, Wish You Never by Alexandra Naughton, and Dear Basketball, by Kobe Bryant.
Avigail Graetz ISRAEL
starts at 16.30 lecture / meditation (main hall)
Zen poetry combines the literary practice of poetry with the philosophical principles of Zen Buddhism. As such, a Zen poem makes a philosophical statement or observation through the use of descriptive words. This type of poetry does, however, have its own unique features. Avigail has been practicing meditation and the Dharma path since 2004. Completed training as an MBSR (Mindfulness) teacher by Bangor University (UK) and “Muda Center” at IDC (Israel). She is a playwriter, and teaches cinema, Jewish texts and meditation in various places. She writes a personal column on the NRG website, about Buddhist practice in daily life.Her first novel, A Rabbi’s Daughter, was published in 2012.
LIVE PERGORMANCES ZONE starts at 19.00
Mayuri Bhandari INDIA Hanna Komar BELARUS Nesindano Namises NΑΜΙΜΒΙΑ
Poems about Homing Supermoon Blues (Drea Chuma) BOTSWANA/NETHERLANDS In Poems About Homing, Supermoon Blues roots herself in the faces of people where she has always felt seen. Homing also speaks to the importance of returning to and homing in one’s body as opposed to geographical spaces where we tend to seek belonging.
P.H.A.T Girl One SingleRose – USA
A celebration of self appreciation and love for women of all body types.
Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single RoseTM is an award winning poet and playwright, spoken word artist, singer, actress, filmmaker, author of three self-published poetry collections, nice and naughty chapbooks.She is currently a featured artist and songwriter with Defected Records, the United Kingdom’s #1 house music record label.
Virtual Body Ernesto Sarezale UK Ernesto Sarezale runs the literary salon Velvet Tongue, a quarterly literary soireé dedicated to erotic writing and performance.
DANCE PERFORMANCE Abierto al tiempo (Open to time) Laura R. Tolentino MEXICO Time is a healer even if you want to escape, it shows you to dance with your shadows at the rhythm of the change. This is a lesson I’ve learned and remembered once again, because time is the true wisdom that my soul can trust in the end.
Journey to the centre of the present La Conirina Constanza Carlesi CHILE This Journey to the centre of the present »is an experiment. A ritual performance that seeks to come close or to bring us closer. To call for Breflection through action, through the active participation of those present around the circle. A poet, a character, one more human being serves as a guide on this journey that we will undertake together. The objective in this case is not to tell a story but to have an experience in the face of the ritual of the four elements.
Insult of Public Modesty – Sissy Doutsiou- Ecstatic life, love and riots. Heroes in love, lonely people, suppressed instincts and spontaneous actions, social revolt against normalcy, breaking the vitrine of 21st century, devouring the boundaries of our cultures.
SPOKEN WORD / LIVE CONCERT:
Tonia Tzirita Zacharatou. Makis Moulos. Konstantinos Loukopoulos. Elias Kourkoutas Kostoula Maki. Tasos Sagris & Whodoes. Angeliki Pechlivani. Marivi Gazeta. Yannis Raouzaios. Orestis Batakis. Brikena Gishto
Sound by WΔR / DJ ZERO / JUNIOR X
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THEATRE SECOND FLOOR
DURING ALL 4 DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL
starts every day at 19.00:
Glass Tears Director: Pierre Ajavon FRANCE 3:14 With each bloom, the moon is reflected in its iris, and when its glass tears reach the ground, electronic sounds and dreamlike images spring up.
Touching Light by Science & Tears + Yaannus Atelier Director: Ranadeep Bhattacharyya, Judhajit Bagchi INDIA 3:18 min Science and Tears is a USA based new band and ‘Touching Light’ is the launch video of the Band.
The blind writer Director: Georges Sifianos GREECE 10:00 min The drawings of this film were made blindfolded, that is, without looking at them while drawing but using only tactile cues
The gift Director: Michel Pavlou BELGIUM 2:38 By a process in the images, a scene of daily urban life turns into a timeless tableau.
Blue Curtain Director: Philipp Ramspeck SWITZERLAND 4:17 min A brief nightmarish visit to an invisible factory of the inner mind.
Dissolve Director: Veronika Dräxler GERMANY 2:09 It´s about digital heart break and therefore about all the possibilites, that seem to be theoretical possible, but practical not in reach.
Dehumanized Director: Louis Brückner GERMANY 0:47 min An experimental short film, in which the peace of the dead in a military cemetery is disturbed with loud war noises. The camera itself becomes a weapon.
Disappeared Person Director: Huang Weipeng Huang CHINA 5:50 min A lonely ordinary person, hidden in the crowd, gradually disappeared, no one knows.
Incomplete Director: Dalena Tran USA 4:02 min Has the future already happened?
Lightwaves Soundwaves Director: Dwayne Jahn GERMANY 3:00 min The psychedelic future is in this film, pushing sensorial limits, a cinematic synesthesia with its purpose seemingly not to eliminate the sense of senses but combine them into a dreamlike harmony.
Rengajo Director: Sina Mohammadi IRAN 4:08 min
Memory Place Director: Zeynep Abes TURKEY 6:32 min The videos invite the viewer to ‘walk inside’ these moments, creating an immersive experience of a fading past.
Servomechanism Director: David Villalvazo MEXICO 7:35
It’s Coming It’s Real Directors: Alexia Oldini, Steven Gray USA 7:50 min Politically charged fever dream montage.
In to my Garden Come Maria Salouvardou GERMANY 5:19
Water and more water Director: Francesca Svampa SPAIN 6:12 min A dreamlike portrait of Barcelona, shot in double exposure on reversible 8mm film, is interwoven with an intimate “I remember” voice, creating a collage of memories à la Brainard and Pérec.
Land Blooms Director: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou GREECE 3:17 min The video deals with the boundaries of privacy and public, along with the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
Incantation Director: Kalpana Subramanian USA 3:23 min A serendipitous encounter on distant shores. Colliding archives of body and place
Path. 12, River Origin 浪淘沙 Director: Boedi Widjaja SINGAPORE 7:11 Made after the initial ravages of the pandemic and during restricted social movement in Singapore, the work sees the artist communing with stardust – cosmic ray particle muons.
Online Messages in Cardboard Boxes Director: Mathieu St-Pierre KOREA 52:50 min A voyage beyond the keyboard, the monitor, it takes us on a trip from the busy streets of a virtual metropolis to the melted ruins of a broken e-map.
Oceanic Theremin: A TriptychDirector: Steven Sych CANADA 4:36 min A source of sublime, existential terror and the quotidian dumping ground of capitalist excretions, the ocean stands in a peculiar relation to us as human beings.
Feels Director: Stas Bashkatov LATVIA 3:50 min A 7-year-old girl in a wheelchair feels very lonely sitting in her room. Her only friend is a little ant in a formicarium.
The Stone Age Director: Alison Piper UK 8:00 min The Stone Age responds to poet Jen Hadfield’s synthesis of human and non-human experience and explores who we are as individuals, and who we are in relationship to the places we call home.
Thrills Of Power Director: Meri Dishnica ALBANIA 5:01 min This Cinematic Poem echoes the personality distortion one faces after he gets powerful
Temporal assemblages Director: Edie Steiner CANADA 14:01 min A meditation on impermanence and the transience of place, the title is inspired by assemblage art where ‘found’ elements are reconstituted into a new artwork.
Barbed Song Director: Abril Iberico PERU 4:33 min Without hearing aids, silence wraps me in a blanket of spikes, and with hearing aids the noise haunts me.
Breathing psoas Director: Anja Plonka GERMANY 14:59 min The film breathing psoas created a speculative-utopian body and a kinship of man and nature. The body as an archive of traumatic memories, practices the transformation of related body phenomena such as pain, tension, heat, fear, disgust or anger with the help of somatic body practices such as the Trauma Release Technique (TRE) and breath work.
The dance Director: Romain Claris FRANCE It is an invitation to experience the pure joy of the dance itself.
Hydrodynamica Director: Stephen Bretschneider USA 5:13 min A short experimental artwork expressing the poetry of fluids.
Sea of Trees Director: Justin Blaine Miller USA 1:00 min A collaborative study of clinical depression through the adaptation of Jen Handoko’s poem.
Drawing Blank Director: George Nicholas BULGARIA – USA 5:10 min The ARTIST must face her inner demons before she can start her painting.
Talkin’ World War Durational Milkshake Blues Director: Anya Liftig USA 4:37 A durational milkshake performance for camera and a duet with a shifting perspective.
The 10 Commandments Director: Vasia Abatzi GREECE 11:28 min The short film borrows religious recognizable elements and displays some of Orthodox Christianity’s conservative beliefs to parody the patriarchal and misogynistic ideologies that religion often promotes.
Summer Holidays Director: Natasa Roustani GREECE 6:55 min A walk from Viktoria Square to Omonoia Square, Athens, through Patision Str. Meeting the repeating historical motifs until a tidal bore ruins the city
Back in the Island Director: Amanda Valle DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4:13 min Back in Island is a short film exploring the creative journey of artist Amanda Valle as she returns to her home in the Dominican Republic.
Bloody Tyrant Time Director: Olessia Stroeva RUSSIA 10:00 min This short film is inspired by one of the most masculine Sonnets of William Shalespeare.
Violence Unseen Director: Ada Pitsou GREECE 7:48 min Inspired by the protests’ passion and momentum and considering that femicide is still an open wound.
Melancolia Director: Alina Popescu ROMANIA 4:03 min She must let go of her yearning for the past and become something new, a being unconstrained by the limitations of her past.
The Cemetery Director: Ali Reza Beigi IRAN 3:00 min An alone woman comes out of the empty graves and is confronted with of herself.
Idol Director: Kris Fleerackers CANADA 13:45 min Disenchanted with the women around him, a man creates an idol of the perfect female and falls in love with it.
Otonashi Director: Martin Gerigk GERMANY 10:00 min Otonashi is a philosophical voyage through inner and outer experiences of the human existence – an audiovisual meditation of futuristic transmutations about the Japanese Hannya Shingyō.
Sphere Director: Wataru Iwata JAPAN 6:07 min The work of mutual transformation that takes place when the self and the other face each other continues endlessly. Using each other as a mirror, they find, circulate and penetrate each other’s reflection.
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