This juxtaposition of experimental shorts discusses futuristic aspects of urban life. “The future ain’t what it used to be” as a much quoted Yogiism says. Rather than elaborating on science fiction tales, the pictures combine and merge the present, past and future in different surprising ways. Life in our times may come with more challenges than just a space oddity.
For years the urban landscape has been under rapid change. Due to the increased economic pressure and shift towards mono-functional uses of the city, public space more and more vanishes. The newly awakened interest in old city centers, which is a rather positive development, has also created new demands in conjunction with the deregulations of national and municipal city tasks: the city has mainly become an object for real estate investment.
On the other hand, new waves for urban movements towards a democratic renewal have appeared. A redetermination of public place may have come across, a new protest culture against the complete commercialization of the city has spread in places. Be it called neoliberal, new labor, social democratic, political-islam or post-Maoism, you name I. The radical loss of democratic political influences concerning urban development seems to have found a counter force in a rediscovery of the political space. The above sometimes extreme changes in the urban are also being reflected in creative art and film, or may even find their unique expression in the arts.
Joe Merrell US Crisis Apparition 06:52 2013
Lorenz Fidel Huchthausen DE Alter Junge 04:28 2013
Pedro Miguel Santos PT Zigurate 05:52 2013
Monika Rechsteiner CH Real Estate II 08:30 2013 IA
Fabian Heitzhausen DE Let’s Play Modernism 04:26 2013
Matthew Pell UK Escence 01:31 2013 WP
Scott Fitzpatrick CD Places with Meaning 03:00 2012
Henry Gwiazda US choice 09:16 2012 GP
Rhayne Vermette CA Full of Fire 02:15 2013 WP
Joas Sebastian Nebe DE Rush Hour 03:00 2013 IA
LJ Frezza US Golden Eye 06:04 2013 GP
Elizabeth Ross MX Insomnio 04:17 2013
Christiane Thalmann UK Conversation on the Underground 05:29 2005
Noyman Gili IL Sounds of Discontent 02:49 2012
Sharon Horodi/ Cheb Kammerer DE Simply a Love Song 05:00 2006 IA
pictured: Urban Research Program Flyer.
TRT 72 min
WP World premiere EP European premiere GP German premiere IA in attendance
Far from Paris by Gustavo Postiglione A particular subjective and whimsical view of the city of Rosario. A look at Rosario as a woman as a pair of boobs. A look at the personal life of a movie director bounded to the life of that city that can be the place of something deep and obscure. Everything is on the edge of fiction when one lives from fiction. Rosario is that place far away from love but that is the best place for love. The city as a picture of a beautiful woman under the rain wearing boots and a raincoat. The director narrates and narrates himself using the streets his memories and his view of life as a movie in constant motion.
Gustavo Postiglione AR Lejos De Paris (Far From Paris) 1h 8min 2013 WP, Experimental Documentary
51 Paintings is the first instalment of the 51 Paintings Suite filmed between 2006-2012 in Germany, England and Australia by director Shaun Wilson. After visiting the medieval St Michael’s Church in Schwabisch Hall, Wilson recreated 51 characters found in the displayed religious paintings into other places of historical note with actors, friends and other film makers playing out the idea of the ‘memory’ of each painting nested in each new segment. There are no words spoken, only moving paintings and is meant to be experienced, not understood. This experimental, non-narrative film plays out the notions of slowness as a means of cinematic device by exploring the poetic links between memory, art and time..
He began djing at the age of 16 and entering after a couple of years into the electronic music world with a strong tendence to Deep House, Tech House, House, Nu Disco and Minimal influence.
Music has always been a fundamental part in Jens’ life.His mixes are driven by deep sounds, groovy basslines and sweet vocals. He started to play in several small clubs, bars and parties in Germany and Finland.