Sat 13th 6:30 pm

Indian Boundary Line

Penny Lane & Jessica Bardsley US The Commoners 12min 30sec 2009

In 1890, a wealthy eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. The only one to survive in the New World was the European Starling, now among the commonest – and most despised – urban birds in America. THE COMMONERS is an essay film about European Starlings, poetry, the rhetorical relationship between nationalism and environmentalism, and the paths people forge through history as they attempt to improve the natural world.


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Thomas Comerford US The Indian Boundary Line 42min 00sec 2010

Over the last eight years, Chicago musician and filmmaker Thomas Comerford has been at work on a series of quietly-observed films that contemplate the entwined social, political, and environmental histories of Chicago (Figures in the Landscape, 2002; Land Marked/Marquette, 2005).
His new film, The Indian Boundary Line, follows “a road very close to my home in Chicago, Rogers Avenue,” that traces the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis boundary between the United States and “Indian Territory” and examines the collision between “the vernacular landscape, with its storefronts, short-cut footpaths and picnic tables, and the symbolic one, replete with historical markers, statues and fences.
In its observations and audio-visual juxtapositions, THE INDIAN BOUNDARY LINE meditates on history and history’s relationship to the landscape, with its shifting boundaries, designs, uses and inhabitants across two centuries.”

Indian Boundary Line

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Sat 13th 8 pm

Urban Research has been a successful program both at Directors Lounge Festival and in screenings in London, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, St. Petersburg and Berlin. International artists present their vision of public space and urban landscapes. How is the condition of the public realm connected with urban space? Can we talk about urbanity as a common figure in urban life at all? Has public space been replaced by the electronic virtual spaces? Or, has public place been bounded, forcefully homogenized and “pacified” by surveillance and private security forces? Are there new developments, definitions and uses that make “public space” lively again? Artists find challenging views and concepts, or more importantly, they question anew the common concepts of urbanity.

UR1   Urban Research | Tomorrow, Night and Day

In the Aboriginal tradition “Dreamtime” is the ancient time of the myths. However, in Western concepts, the waking dreams in cities rather manifest a possible future, something that has the potential to become manifest from its yet virtual possibilities. According to Walter Benjamin, the day-dreaming of popular myths discloses potentials of future changes; and following those principles, the Situationists propagated dérive, the aimless strolling in the city as a cure against the false desires of the society of spectacle. The artists in this Urban Research program use vernacular, mundane urban settings and landscapes for their dreaming and imaginative shifts from the ordinary and expected. They may be read as much more than just a happy visual game.

Wolf D. Schreiber DE The Great Art Swindle 3min 30sec 2009

Steven Ball UK Aboriginal Myths of South London 10min 30sec 2010

Pilvi Takala FI Easy Rider 4min 25sec 2006

Joe Merrell UU Tomorrow Never Comes 4min 15sec 2009

Elena Näsänen FI Drive 9min 15sec 2003

Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley UK Fallout  9min 27sec 2010

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen FI Jalkeilla Taas (Up And About Again) 10min 49sec 2009

Gerard Freixes Ribera ES Alone – AislaDO 3min 20sec 2007

Henry Gwiazda US Claudia and Paul 5:05 p.m. 6min 38sec 2008

Yaron Lapid UK Night Meter 4min 23sec 2000

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne DE Encoded 5min 30sec 2008

Anders Weberg SW Elsewhereness:Yokohama 7min 00sec 2008

Pilvi Takala FI Amusement Park 1min 00sec 2001

Anders Weberg Elsewhereness:Yokohama

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Sat 13th 10 pm

Where else youʼll get a 90 minutes show compiled of singing turkish market workers, innovative Radioheadʼs music video, home movie of Animal Collective having night fun, Japanese pajama dance, Russian street performers and a flipbook based work?
Nowhere but here. For sure.

Andrei Kagadeev & Nikolai Kopeikin RU Russian Wanderer 4min 0s 2008
Celtic folk song

Jenny Coburn & Thomas Hicks & Will Perrens GB Rock My Boat 4min 10s 2006

Miikka Lommi FI Summertime Cowboy 3min 27s 2007
Husky Rescue

Masha Godovannaya RU Untitled #1 4min 0s 2005
Gianluca Porcu aka LU

Ahmet Tas DE Apple & Ei 5min 35s 2007
Marco Meister

Daniel Eskils SE Sheʼs the One 4min 0s 2008

Keith Schofield US Toe Jam 3min 27s 2008

Pavel Egorov RU Серебро / Silver 4min 0s 2005

Andre Maat & Henk Loorbach NL Squeeze Me 3min 25s 2008
Kraak & Smaak

Markus Wambsganss DE Lightning Bolts and Man Hands 6min 16s 2004
Hymieʼs Basement

Scott Coello GB Breasts on his Back 1min 46s 2008
Son of Robot

Edgar Dubrovskiy LV-GB You Act Like a Baby 2min 50s 2008
Tribes of the City

Catrin Sonnabend DE Micronomic 3min 40s 2005
Lali Puna

Andrew Gibbs SA – GB Florian 4min 34s 2008

K+Me JP My Way 4min 0s 2008

James Frost GB House of Cards 4min 32s 2008

Tilman Hatje & Lukas Thiele DE 4xtra 2min 38s 2008

Radical Friend US Insomnia 4min 17s 2007
Electric President

Lindsey J. Testolin
US An Average Idea 1min 42s 2007
Love in October

Marc Craste GB Will the Summer Make Good for All of Our Sins? 4min 02s 2004

Jon Leone US Fireworks 6min 50s 2007
Animal Collective

JP Bedroom Bossa Band 2min 53s 2006

Overall: 85min 54s