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PRIX VIDEOFORMES 2015 – PROGRAM #5

Thursday, March 19 at 04:00 p.m. – Saturday, March 21 at 12:30 a.m. / Maison de la Culture, salle Boris Vian

Speculum
Richard Ashrowan
England / 2014 / 17’17

‘Speculum’ is a moving image sigil, a rehabilitation of the present through the prism of the past. Exploring how luminous emanation gives rise to physical form in seven stages, the film draws on the philosophers Roger Bacon (1214-1292), Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535) and John Dee (1527-1609).

Double act
Ding Shiwei
Chine / 4’37

In the fantastical space fully colored with ideology, the glamorously gorgeous outerwear of modern industry was exhibited and the utopian ideal that hypnotizing the society was filled. However, the ethnic communities were separated from politics, which has certain unspeakable rules and constrains. From the indifferent public, literary mass movements, and crazily raised and dropped scaffold, the history always welds the seemingly opposite times with negative forms. We imagine that we will have new birth. But, can we obtain the real freedom from violence and metempsychosis?

E215
Scott Willis
Scotland/ 2014 / 3′

This visual poem explores time spent in water. We can see the body of a swimmer drawing blurred movements as a text describing our relationship to water is displayed.

Sciss Cut
Demetris Shammas
Cyprus / 2014 / 3’59

‘Sciss Cut’ is a digital algorithmic moving image work. A collection of geometries of known objects create a possible space where we can found new abstract objects.

In Acqua Veritas
Clément & Timothée Collignon
France / 2014 / 10’34

This visual poem explores time spent in water. We can see the body of a swimmer drawing blurred movements as a text describing our relationship to water is displayed.

1 part 7
Reynold Reynolds
USA / 2014 / 6′

‘1 Part 7’ offers a simultaneous crashing together of linear perspective, anamorphosis, and sfumato, together with other visual systems, implicitly comparing early Renaissance revisions to perspective to those realized through digital technology.