Growing in the lively Berlin scene, Fracto aims to offer a novel and unique focal point dedicated to experimental and avant-garde film, gathering a worldwide community interested in art film-based research processes. Fracto is conceived as an encounter embracing the cinematic medium as a membrane for intersubjective exchanges, merging multiple perspectives into an embodied and shared experience where the primordial and the critical actively unfold in the enjoyment of endless interpretation.
Fracto Experimental Film Encounter announces its fourth edition and invites the Berlin audience to immerse themselves in 4 days of film screenings, sound installation and talks, taking place at Kunsthaus ACUD in Berlin-Mitte from the 22nd to the 25th of October 2020.
The main programme gathers 58 film and video works by artists and filmmakers selected from an international open call that has received more than 1000 submissions. The selection will be presented in a series of curated programmes providing diverse and critical perspectives on contemporary media ecology through a wide range of non-narrative approaches to filmmaking: poetic and political reflections on topical issues, sensuous investigations of landscapes and bodies, excavations of personal and collective memories, explorations of the thresholds between human and non-human worlds. Though intended for collective viewing in a cinema space, the programmes will also be available for online viewing within a limited time frame.
The special programme Gioli-Eizkyman will be dedicated to the italian artist Paolo Gioli and the french filmmaker Claudine Eizykman, in a 2-night all analog programme that celebrates cinematic agitation.
Occulto Magazine’s editor Alice Cannava presents Glaring Sounds (2020), a collaborative installation and musical score by Marta De Pascalis and Filippo Vogliazzo that explores the weaving of collective and individual memory through an investigation of the monumental and historical significance of bells.