LABOR BERLIN Program 1
7 DEC // BOLZANO
RU17 /// Via Piani di Bolzano, 17
h 20.00 / 34'
(2016) / 7’18 minutes / Super 8 mm, 1:1.37, 24fps,
colour, magnetic sound, stereo
They gather here every day. They come from far and without purpose. They don't know each other and they won't come to know each other. They carry their gadgets to optimize the experience. They engage with the world through a small frame. They believe that this moment will remain unforgotten.
(2012) / 4’52 minutes, 16mm
I wanted to take care of Jack the cat. The roads were clear, so I got on my bike and rolled down Thomasstr. Red light. Two cars - so I hit the brakes...
Futuro, un film griego-argentino
(2019) by Melina Pafundi / 7.51 min, 16mm
What comes from the high seas to the shores could be plastic, radioactivity or remains. One night, a woman became stranded in the Mediterranean. She has brought evidence from her journey and a certain cryptically survivsl message. Although, the tone of the statement she has made cannot be translated.
(2015) by Kerstin Schroedinger / 8 min, 16 mm, b/w, opt.
In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices. It builds on a motive that is introduced at the beginning in imitation and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
Fugue (2015) is a formal and physical experiment in order to understand the relationship between image, sound and movement. The movements and the setting are informed by motion studies that were conducted and filmed at the beginning of the 20th century with the aim to use film making for analysing motions of manual mechanised labour as well as concepts of biomechanics that elaborate the relation between body and mind as a form of actor’s training.
In the film the movements that are recorded are also printed on the part of the film strip that is read as optical sound by the light sensitive sensor of the projector. What you hear is what you see. Or the image recurs as movement and the movement recurs as sound.
Erste Lüge - First Lie
(2019) by Katrin Eissing // 7 min, 16mm
What's that supposed to be, a "lie"? Perhaps the door and the prospect of a life full of adventure? The Beginning of all narration? Loss speaks at the same time of wealth, abandonment of the return. As a child she had felt this way: clear-sighted and painful, as if floating in feelings. "It was a starry night, the water rushing at the side of the ship."
LABOR BERLIN Program 2
8 DEC // BOLZANO
FotoForum /// Via Weggenstein, 3
h 19.00 / 43'
(2018) by Jan Rehwinkel / 1’30 minutes, 16mm
In this cameraless film I work on serial drawings and their relation to time. While I work on the color layers of the film and I am dedicated to the single frame, I temporarily get detached from the medium film. For the framework or structuring of the moving images there are the 24 fps and the sound. By de-& accelerating the sound, I create an open space with time. An abstract narrative is formed.
(2017) by Sophie Watzlawick / 8 minutes, 16 mm
The storm rises.
In the distance, on a boat with hoisted sails, the litanies of passengers join in with the cussing of sailors.
The sea vomits onto them and they vomit onto the sea. Ode to the precariousness of a barbaric world.
(2017) by Laurence Favre / 11 minutes, 16mm to HD
Resistance is a series of visual and sound impressions of a melting glacier. Beyond its majestic appearance sporadic elements reveal its fragility. Objects regurgitated through the melt witness the passing presence of mankind, leaving traces and scars. Never ending sounds of collapsing ice blocks under the weight of stones continuously reveal the symptoms of an evident decrease. This landscape that at first seemed motionless appears to be permanently changing. And yet in tension this magnificent and frightening body of ice and stones stands, impressive, resisting.
(2012) by Natalia Fentisova / 5 minutes, 16mm to HD
Remember what was done and what was said, but now there are just shards in our hearts.
Mind Loop: Ghost Trail
(2015) / 5’30 minutes / S8 to HD, Stereo Sound
Footage from an abandoned Mental Asylum in Australia and field recordings from a haunted Boiler Room in France are combined in fitful, liminal rhythms.
(2016) by Maja Milic / 10' 26 minutes 16mm b&w and color to HD
Experimental poetry film based on the psychological novel Aporia, the first book of the contemporary Croatian writer Hrvoje Milic. The character’s constant and neverending contemplations create a tensive psychodrama, in which the exterior expresses his state of mind and emotions, all negative - absurdity, superficiality, bitterness, disgust. Excerpts of poetic prose, read by the author, the sound and experimental use of montage, subtitles and black screen are creating a rhythmic spiral sinking into the (un)conscious.