CINEMA THEATRE “BELARUS”
EMPATHY (a digital love letter)
Qiyue Sun | School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Temple University (USA, 8 min)
EMPATHY (a digital love letter) is a short essay documentary, a heartbreaking comedy about a break-up, an attempt to concretize emotion and evoke empathy from a writer’s approach.
Lana Z Caplan (USA, 8 min)
Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology by land, air and sea.
FOLLOW ME DOWN AGAIN
Monique van Kerkhof (Netherlands, 6 min)
Art /Dance Film by Monique van Kerkhof, Follow Me Down Again, produced by MONDESIGN Based on the story of Icarus and ‘Hell is the place where nothing connects’.T.S. Eliot Icarus learned to fly from his father Daedalus, but Icarus fell and he died. His story is a symbol of our society. We also want to fly higher. Everything must go faster, further and better and thus we lose the contact with ourselves and others. We come in the situation that Elliot sketched: ‘Hell is where nobody and nothing connects’. We realize that we always will have to fall to come closer to ourselves. It is buffeted by the ups and downs of life. The true self isn’t centred on the demands of ego but on higher values: love, truth, creativity, compassion.
My own learning experience, I look for interesting connections between things (books) and to feel, share with others. Separation is at an end called: NOTHING.
Pia Schmikl (Germany, 13 min)
Laszlo and his second wife Josephine are sitting in the living room, next to them is a lamp. They speak about the question of guilt – he is convinced that she broke the lamp six years ago. To find a solution to the lamp problem Laszlo imitates various artists and appropriates their works and random art-historical facts. He fails. Josephine, the second wife, switches the lamp on.
Bob Rose (USA, 13 min)
Microwave becomes real.
Mitchell Rose (USA, 4 min)
Alternative interpretations of signage from America’s favorite generic couple, The Icons.
Guli Silberstein (UK, 5 min)
“Impressure. archaic.: a mark made by pressure” (Merriam-Webster). Family trips in British landscape, captured in video code, explode and diffuse on screen, creating smears of vibrant colours and merging moving forms. The work wonders about the mysterious connection between humans and nature, and the use of technology in perception of the natural world.
Penumbra Carter (UK, 1 min)
We are trapped inside the universal atomic bubble within the universal atomic pool.
Pierre Villemin (France, 8 min)
BREAKFAST IN BED
Ty Wardwell, Ethan Folk (USA, 2 min)
Intimacy, dairy, and a shopping trip with a secret.