Vision is defined by the presence of light. A lense projects an image. The brain makes sense of it. Or does it? Oblique strategies explores the eye, the image, the visible and the imagined. Black utilises the physical properties of film stock and film projectors in the process of its own ongoing creation and eventual self-destruction. An experiment taken from the work Opthalmographia written in 1632 by Vopiscus Fortunatus Plempius is conducted in In Waking Hours to demonstrate the eye’s independent functionality from the rest of the body. Chromatic Abberation directs the mechanical eye at filmed close-ups of the human eye from the 1920s. In the late spring of 1984, a series of mysterious events occurred in the town of Hüllen. Afterwards, a strange projection device was found in a cave on the outskirts of the town. Wolkenschatten is a narrative slideshow of images that were engraved onto the lenses of this device. Transgressing the boundaries between on-screen and off-screen action, Chin-Chin is where live sounds imitate art. Lou Bëth Xayma (What eyes are pretending to see) is an exuberant animated portrait of a community in which imagination and creativity are the things that connect its inhabitants to themselves and to each other.
Filmprogramm/Int. Auswahl / Do, 23. April 2015 | 21:30 / Lagerhalle
Black > Anouk De Clercq / BE / 4:33 / GP
In Waking Hours > Sarah & Katrien Vanagt / BE / 18:00 / GP
Chromatic Abberation > Aura Satz / UK / 9:00 / GP
Wolkenschatten (Cloud Shadow) > Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy / DE / 16:30 / GP
CHIN-CHIN > Deborah S. Phillips / DE / 3:00 / WP
Lou Bëth Xayma > Abdoulaye Armin Kane, Piniang & Sébastien Demeffe / BE / 14:14 / GP