Black Box Shorts

  • 87 mins

Travel, light and music move through an outstanding programme of new experimental work.

Please note this screening contains strobe effects.

Screening with:

3x1

  • Telemach Wiesinger /
  • Germany /
  • 2008 /
  • 10 mins

‘3x1’ shows three different views on one single bridge.

‘3x1’ shows three different views on one single bridge.

Director: Telemach Wiesinger
Producer: Telemach Wiesinger
Editor: Telemach Wiesinger
Sound Production: Tobias Schwab
Music: Tobias Schwab

Fire in the Eye

  • Disinformation /
  • United Kingdom /
  • 2007 /
  • 3 mins

A study in the aesthetics and morphology of electrostatic branching, in the style of late-Victorian scientific films, created by “painting” filmstock with electrical discharges. A Kinetica Commission for Threshold Studios.

Director: Disinformation
Producers: Barry Hale, Uzma Choudhry

Gravity

  • Nicolas Provost /
  • Belgium /
  • 2007 /
  • 6 mins

Playing with the physiological and cinematographic principle of the after-image, Provost causes dozens of fast-edited kissing scenes from classical. prototypical European and American films to collide.

Playing with the physiological and cinematographic principle of the after-image, Provost causes dozens of fast-edited kissing scenes from classical. prototypical European and American films to collide.

Director: Nicolas Provost
Producer: Nicolas Provost
Editors: Nicolas Provost, Nathalie Cools

Inertia

  • Jake Mahaffy /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 2 mins

A very short film charting the absolute distance, which a man can run at full charge while wearing a complete suit of armour.

Director: Jake Mahaffy

Mosaik Méchanique

  • Norbert Pfaffenbichler /
  • Austria /
  • 2008 /
  • 10 mins

All the shots of the slapstick comedy “A film Johnnie” (USA 1914) are shown simultaneously in a symmetrical grid, one after the other. Each scene, from one cut to the next, from the first to the last frame, is looped. A pulsing visual polyrhythm is produced as a result of the shots’ varying lengths. The total length of the mosaic film corresponds precisely to that of the original.

All the shots of the slapstick comedy “A film Johnnie” (USA 1914) are shown simultaneously in a symmetrical grid, one after the other.

Director: Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Music: Bernard Lang

New Educational Series - Canaries In Colour

  • Jill Kennedy /
  • New Zealand /
  • 2007 /
  • 3 mins

A nostalgic pastiche of found graphic material from AV learning programs of the 1970's. The viewer is taken on a psychedelic journey through a book of canaries, with animated excursions to scrolling landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, through the Waitomo Caves of New Zealand and back again.

Director: Jill Kennedy
Scriptwriter: Jill Kennedy
Music: John Payne

Plot Point

  • Nicolas Provost /
  • Belgium /
  • 2007 /
  • 14 mins

In Plot Point New York city and American cop land with its howling police cars, uniforms, ambulances and crowded streets turns into a perfect filmic scenery of a nation of fear.

A portrait of NYPD police force, or a sketch of what happens to urban reality, once cops and dramatic music are added to an otherwise ‘normal’ day in the life of some city dwellers?

Director: Nicolas Provost
Producer: Nicolas Provost
Editors: Nicolas Provost, Nico Leunen, Nathalie Cools
Sound Production: Nicolas Provost
Music: Moby

Terminal Communication

  • Michael Fortune /
  • Ireland /
  • 2008 /
  • 3 mins

Terminal Communication is a fixed-frame video work showing the actions of drivers as they approach a badly signed junction leading into Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in Co Wexford, Ireland.

A short fixed-frame work showing the actions of drivers as they approach a badly signed junction leading into Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in Co. Wexford, Ireland.

Director: Michael Fortune
Producer: Michael Fortune
Editor: Michael Fortune
Sound Production: Michael Fortune
Music: Valerio

Vertigo Rush

  • Johann Lurf /
  • Austria /
  • 2007 /
  • 19 mins

Lurf’s critical examination of the special effect of the “dolly zoom” - first used by Hitchcock in Vertigo - becomes a declaration of love to film and the richness of the cinematic language.

A technically extravagant experiment consisting of a series of dolly zooms: a succession of camera movements captured in individual images of forward and backward motion, while simultaneously zooming in the opposite direction.

Director: Johann Lurf
Producer: Johann Lurf

Who by Water

  • Bill Morrison /
  • United States of America /
  • 2007 /
  • 18 mins

The film draws on archival footage in which ship passengers are depicted staring wordlessly into the camera’s lens

Director: Bill Morrison
Producer: Bill Morrison
Scriptwriters: Bill Morrison, Michael Gordon
Editor: Bill Morrison
Music: Michael Gordon

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