Thursday OCTOBER 24th, 8pm
AFW, 2 Kerr St, Fitzroy
$7 ($5 for AFW members)
AFW is pleased to present another selection from the Analogica festival. Analogica Selection is the annual short film program promoted by ANALOGICA. ANALOGICA is a platform and a festival for the investigation and dissemination of analog practices in visual and sonic experiments, it's located in Bolzano, Italy. ANALOGICA Selection 8 program 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 are now available on VOD for streaming https://www.analogica.org/vod.html
I Think You Should Come to America by Kamila Kuc 20' 25'' / super8,16mm, found footage / experimental, documentary / 2018 / UK Using 16mm archival footage, excerpts from my letters from a Native American prisoner, documentation of my own involvement with the Movement for the Supporters of Native American Indian Rights in Poland, the film explores a paradoxical fascination of the Poles behind the Iron Curtain with the ideal of America as a ‘land of freedom.’ I Think You Should Come to America investigates the cultural conditions in which memories are created. While critically evaluating my own enchantment with America, as a teenage girl from Communist Poland, I interrogate various patterns of perception in order to produce a form of reflection that is personal and political. The film uses numerous American educational films to expose the patterns of cultural (mis)representation. Thus the film brings together a network of complex cultural forces that wish to find their expression in the act of historical and personal self-inscription. Kamila Kuc, Ph.D., MFA, is a filmmaker, writer and curator. Her films have screened in venues and at film festivals nationally and internationally. She is the author of Visions of Avant-Garde Film (Indiana University Press, 2016).
_galore by Bernd Lützeler 8' 30'' / 16mm / experimental, documentary / 2018 / Germany The streetscapes of contemporary Indian metros are largely dominated by products. The typical local shop can be described as a windowless, rectangular box. Stepping into such a shop can be like entering a new world: Filled with products galore up to the ceiling. The product itself serves as the interior design. Shopping galore. Products galore. Profits galore. Artist and filmmaker Bernd Lützeler lives and works between Berlin and Mumbai. In his work he explores moving image techniques in relation with their form and perception. He is an active member of the artist-run analogue filmlab LaborBerlin. His films have been shown at prominent locations around the world - such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Berlin International Film Festival or at Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Please step out of the frame by Karissa Hahn 4'10'' / super8 / experimental / 2018 / USA From your desk(top) mistrust the manufactured image distrust the assembled picture give no credence to the massed account discredit the aggregate narrative defame the corporate chronicle denigrate the collective annals doubt the constructed copy- consider the clone. accept the dismantled vision exalt the forged now brain subscribe to the ditto fuel the doodad delusion nourish the gizmo nightmare incite the idiot box prophecy inflame the dingbat phantasm a film burn becoming pixels as band-aid a manufactured reinforcement in the empire of computer and you feeding machine-vision the partition of screen. Karissa Hahn is a visual artist based in Los Angeles who works between film and video to accumulate a storm of ‘spectra ephemera.’ Hahn has shown around the planet Earth in various cinemas, galleries, and institutions such as the New York Film Festival, Wavelengths, Crossroads, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Anthology Film Archives.
For All Audiences by Josh Weissbach 2' 36'' / 35mm, found footage / experimental, animation / 2018 / USA A trailer of an experiment searches for meaning in a moldy montage. The detritus of the movie industry swims in organic material. Emulsion and its cracks, its crumbles, and its fades. Is it ready for all the audiences? Josh Weissbach is an experimental filmmaker. He lives in a house next to an abandoned village with his wife, two daughters, and three cats. His films and videos have been shown worldwide in such venues as Ann Arbor Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Mono No Aware, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 25 FPS Festival, and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. He has won jury prizes at Videoex, ICDOCS, $100 Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, and Haverhill Experimental Film Festival.
Arrábida by Tinne Zenner 16' / 16mm / experimental, documentary, animation / 2017 / Portugal, Denmark A film centred on the production of landscape and concrete in the Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal. Covering a vast area of coast, caves, mountains and forest, the park is inhabited by a massive concrete factory that branches through the landscape. Documenting the various layers of the sourced material, the factory body and the constructed landscape, the film looks at how time is physically embedded in the matter and how the molecular particles act in a circular reshaping of the whole. The film merges 16mm footage shot in the area of Arrábida with 3D animation of the topographic landscape as an equal analogue layer. Há só uma terra. There is only one earth. Tinne Zenner (b. 1986, Denmark) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Copenhagen. She holds an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Working with analogue film and 3D-animation, her work explores the physical structures, in which layers of history, politics and collective memory are embedded. Her work has been shown at a number of international film festivals including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Projections -- New York Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Image Forum Tokyo, Sheffield Fringe and Courtisane Festival. Zenner is a co-- fonder and member of Sharna Pax, a film collective based in London and Copenhagen working between the fields of anthropology, documentary and visual arts.
The Equatorial Calms by Derek Taylor 3' 37'' / 16mm, found footage / experimental / 2018 / USA Optical ruminations on an unpredictable region of Earth where raging storms and calm waters coexist. Seafarers are not only contained within this indeterminate state, but also within the film frame. Derek Taylor's moving image work focuses on the intersection of documentary and experimental filmmaking, particularly as it relates to history and landscape, with a clear focus on the investigation of both the ephemeral and the permanent in the human experience. His work has been screened at numerous film festivals and screening spaces both nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Connecticut (USA).
Nutrition Fugue by Péter Lichter 04' / 35mm found footage / experimental / documentary / 2018 / Hungary "Közért" (translation: "for the public") was a government owned chain of stores in Hungary, during the communist era (1948-1989). The word Közért is still used in the Hungarian language. Our film was made from the 35 mm celluloid raw footage of its advertisement: the film strips were digged in the soil, rotten with food and cut up in pieces. Péter Lichter is an experimental filmmaker. He publicated two poetry books at the age of 16 and 20. He studied film history and film theory at the ELTE University, Budapest. He writes his PhD-thesis about the relationship of american avante-garde cinema and the science-fiction movies. Peter makes short, found-footage, abstract experimentals and lyrical documentaries since 2002. His films were screened at festivals and venues like: Tribeca Film Festival - New York; Rotterdam IFF; Oberhausen Film Festival; Cinema 16 - New York; EXiS - Seoul; VideoEX - Zurich; MisALT – San Francisco; MIA - Los Angeles; Angers Premier Plans; Klex – Kuala Lumpur; Director Lounge – Berlin; Hungarian Film Week, etc. He is also one of the editors of the Prizma film-periodical. Peter frequently collaborates with composer Ádám Márton Horváth. ….........................................