Shorts: Exquisite Corpse

  • 72 mins

A film-collage following the structuring principles of the Surrealist parlour game ‘the exquisite corpse’.

This collaboratively-curated programme represents an experiment in the very form of film curation. Drawing together shorts from narrative, documentary, experimental and animation genres, the selection was created by three contributors, sequentially responding to the themes, atmosphere and textures of the previous film in the chain with a selection of their own. The programme as a whole will remain a mystery until the screening. Join us to unveil the Exquisite Corpse!

After Treatment (Nachbehandlung), Edith Stauber/Austria/2012/11 min
Humorously detailed study of a hospital waiting room. Repetitive movements, glances, ticks and calls turn into a symphony of the banal and everyday.

Confete (Confetti), Jo Serfaty, Mariana Kaufman/Brazil/2012/15 min
Migrating through Rio De Janiero’s Carnival, the primary- coloured confetti perfectly complements the carefree spirit of the festivities, humid with body heat and prickling with joy and exuberance.

Ziegenort, Tomasz Popakul/Poland/2013/19 min
In a seemingly idyllic village, a teenager has to struggle with the problems of growing up. His situation is especially difficult, as he is half boy, half fish.

Gowanus Canal, Sarah J. Christman/USA/2013/7 min
Just below the surface of one of New York City's most contaminated bodies of water, microorganisms thrive amidst manmade waste.

Asleep (Adormecido), Paulo Abreu/Portugal/2012/13 min
A slowly shifting, meticulous, survey on Super-8 film of the textures and shapes characterising the landscape of the Capelinhos volcano on the Azorean island of Faial.

Cannibal Story (Ngayurnangalku), Yunkurra Billy Atkins, Sohan Ariel Hayes/Australia/2012/7 min
Aboriginal myth brought to life through the animated paintings of Martu artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins.

2013 Archive

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