Black Box Shorts 4: Forms of Experience
Zero Irony, A Question Lingers, Le songe du retour, E# - From a Glacial Tune, MADE OF AIR, Eyrie, Mountain Trip, Peacock
Gary Hawkins/USA/2014/11 min/UK premiere
A soundtrack of 21st Century prayer requests produces varied inflections on a visual loop of blue skies, a breaking storm, and a man walking across a room. Simple actions take on symbolic importance.
A Question Lingers
Kenneth Feinstein/Singapore, Turkey/2015/7 min/UK premiere
The movement of criss-crossing elevators inside a department store creates a formal arrangement that gives rise to reverie. Perception shifts and the mind wanders.
Le songe du retour
Raphaël Maze/France/2014/9 min/UK premiere
An attempt to record an ecstatic night produces material ripe for transformation. Images of a contemplative and appreciative crowd are digitally reworked into an unnerving and overwhelming perceptual onslaught.
E# - From a Glacial Tune
Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger/Austria/2014/20 min/UK premiere
The experience of a mountain climber who survived six days trapped in a crevasse is expressed through slight changes in visual and sonic intensities.
MADE OF AIR
Paul Clipson/USA/2014/12 min/World premiere
Moving from his regular Super 8mm format to embrace the possibilities of 16mm, Clipson produces yet another dazzling array of visual impressions. With a haunting soundtrack by Grouper.
Stephen Connolly/UK/2015/10 min/UK premiere
An abandoned and derelict commemorative building constructed by the communist party in Bulgaria becomes a site of formal reflection and physical intervention.
Kate Lain/USA/2014/5 min 12 sec/European premiere
A gliding mountain journey on a cable car gradually shifts into a rhythmic play of multiplications, divisions, and reflections. From the figurative to the abstract, and back again.
Alexander Stewart/USA/2014/5 min/UK premiere
Abstract visual drama that unfolds outwards from a single rotating form to an expansive and immersive display of light, colour, and texture.
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