22:15 h  / ACUD Kino


Contemplations of the flow of things in spaces where the human presence is restrained, decentered and almost dormant, wavering between inhabiting a place, a shot, and merging with all the subtle variations of the environement: passing shades and pulsating lights from a bay window or a screensaver, flowers floating in the stream, a book leafed through by the breeze. Using time lapse photography, in camera editing or just the most limpid cuts, all these works give us the chance to enjoy the luminous flow of images as well as the black between them. (T. I.)

Dog in the Shade
Ei Toshinari
11', 2016, Japan/USA, Berlin première

Dog in the Shade is a series of playful tangents of melancholic memories that lament metaphysical boundaries. It chases after something that is no longer there; longing to make what is absent, present.

Senses of Time
Wenhua Shi
5', 2018, USA/China, World première

Senses of Time depicts the lyrical and poetic passage of time. The work reflects on time and focuses on defining subjective and perceptual time with close attention to stillness, decay, disappearance, and ruins.

The Words Are Not What You Meant

Jiayi Chen
13', USA, 2017, European première

The Words Are Not What You Meant is a stranger's quest in Chicago Chinatown, for a sense of being in a politically uncertain time. It derives from experiences of translation and transportation, negotiations with foreignness and intimacy, and attempts to physically and emotionally inhabit a place. The voiceover is an improvised verbal translation of found text and the subtitles are partially auto translated via Google Translate.

Palmerston Blvd.
Dan Browne
15', 2017, Canada, German première

In Palmerston Blvd., Dan Browne invites the audience into his living room, in this intimate portrait of a bay window recorded over the course of a year. Gradual shifts in the interior and exterior environments mark the passing of the seasons, a slow dance of objects and light juxtaposed by the rapid speeds of bodies and the urban landscape, revealing the processes inherent in all things.

The Night in All Things
Alexander Girav
10', 2017, USA, German première

Somewhere, a young man is asleep, his room illuminated green by the flicker of his computer screensaver. Even the night sky resembles its digital replication. Anthropological observations on sleep in the age of technology, and the ways in which it substitutes natural environments.

O aproveitamento da água na ilha da Madeira
Bruno Delgado Ramo
12', 2017, Spain, World première

O aproveitamento da água na Ilha da Madeira is a film in which I attempted to do “in camera editing” within digital device. Takes duration and order are preserved in the final cut. That said, the film records a series of experiments filming a book entitled «Utilization of water in land of Madeira», filming hydrangea and the relation between sight, camera movements, flowers and water. Shot during 2017 (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (A Coruña).

Flowing (for Naruse)

Ross Meckfessel
2', 2018, USA/Japan, German première

“The life of a flower is short
Only bitter things are many”
– Fumiko Hayashi

“If they don't see happiness in the picture at least they'll see the black” – Chris Marker Sans Soleil