Selection #7

The Places We Go, The Ways That We Fall Apart

59 mins

Ashes to ashes, person to pulp. In the right light, the sky can fit inside a spoon. Laughing until dead flowers remind us we will not be here one day. We are all our own reflections, an invitation to oblivion, amidst the pulse of regeneration – the sound of planets turning.

Sun 25 Oct

16:30 - 17:30 / ACUD STUDIO

Jimmy Schaus
Hope Dies Last/Love Gone Again

2019, Spain, S8, col, sound, 6' 30''

A hand-processed Ektachrome travelogue spanning Copenhagen and Bergen. Spontaneously captured images mix with field recordings and synthesizer noodling.

Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas
In Between Solstices (II/II)

2019-20, Spain, Russia, Japan, S8, 21'

A complete circle around the solar year.12 + 1 in-camera-edited Super-8 cartridges gather light imprints along the four seasons, revealing the specificity of each light situation, questioning its reproducibility. "In Between Solstices (II/II)" is the second half of the film project "Twelve Seasonal Films".

Wenhua Shi

2019, China/USA, 16mm, col, sound, 7' 30''

Wenhua took on a radical use of single frame image capture and examines his strange and familiar hometown, Wuhan, in China, which he has been away from for nearly two decades. The film title comes from postwar Japanese avant garde artist group Gu-Tai. The kanji ( Chinese) used to write 'gu' means tool, measure, or a way of doing something, while 'tai' means body. The film is the result of intense looking and seeing what might not be there.

Emmanuel Piton
The Blind night

2020, France, S8/16mm, col, sound, 11'

A man seems to be following a quest that hasn't quite found its purpose. Fragments emerge from his memory as if to escape the call of the shadows.

Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu
A Study of Fly

2018, USA, 16mm, col, sound, 13'

A Study of Fly is a reflection on the relationship between insect, human, environment, and the universe. The fly in this film can be approached as a living being, a metaphor for human desire to reach beyond, and a state that demonstrates the capacity to move between the realms of life and death.