Sun 14th 6:00 pm

The European image of Latin America, especially of Mexico is distorted; the mainstream media only repeats those images situated between the extremes of violence and poverty, and of exoticism on ethnic culture. Little does their audience get to know about the traditions of Latin modernism and maybe even less of the contemporary art scene. This program has an emphasis on works from and about Mexico City, but also features a work by the Cuban artist Adrian Melis, and a Spanish film about Bogota. All films take a critical and at the same time fresh and humorous view on urban themes. The glimpses on daily life through the artist’s camera may tell more about realities in urban life than television reports or news images.

Juan delGado UK/ES The Flickering Darkness 13min 32sec 2009

Stefan Demming DE The edge of the city 30min 00sec 2007

Verena Grimm Machtstrukturen 02min 32sec 2007

Markus Soukup UK TO OR AT A DISTANCE 10min 01sec 2009

Adrian Melis CU The making of fourty rectangular piece for a floor constuction 05min 30sec 2009

Jose Matiella+Ivan Meza MX Sintia 04min 28sec

Fernando Llanos MX Citta 03min 32sec 2004

Beatriz+CarlosMatiella MX Vecinos 02min 43sec

Beatriz+CarlosMatiella MX Buda 03min 06sec

Hector Falcon MX Simulacro 0min 41sec 2005

Verena Grimm La + Rocha 13min 45sec 2007

Verena Grimm La + Rocha

Special Loop Feature:

Anna Staffel DE Documenta12 13min 23sec 2009

Anna Staffel Documenta 12

For more information on the Urban Research program
Link
click here: www.richfilm.de

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 Has public space been replaced by the electronic virtual spaces?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

For more information on Urban Research program
Link click here: www.richfilm.de

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
Dntel

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
Caribou

Keith Schofield US Toe Jam 3min 27s 2008
The BPA

Pavel Egorov RU Серебро / Silver 4min 0s 2005
Dolphin

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
CocoRosie

K+Me JP My Way 4min 0s 2008
Starskee

James Frost GB House of Cards 4min 32s 2008
Radiohead

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

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
mum

Jon Leone US Fireworks 6min 50s 2007
Animal Collective

Lullatone
JP Bedroom Bossa Band 2min 53s 2006
Lullatone

Overall: 85min 54s

Fri 12th 8 pm

This part of the selection gathers pros and amateurs, big musicians and bands youʼve
never heard of! Such mastodons of independent music as Sigur Ros will be accompanied by Moscowʼs ex-teenager Mujuice and the debut work by Guatemala-based Eduardo Benchoam will challenge already acclaimed animator Clay Lipsky. Intrigued?

Kristofer Ström SE Animals 3min 40s 2008
Minilogue

Keith Schofield US One with the Freaks 3min 31s 2006
The Notwist

Paul Banks GB Shorebound 2min 25s 2008 
Epic45

Alexei Terekhov RU Lights 3min 30s 2008
Lyapis Trubetskoy

Arni & Kinski IS Hoppipolla 4min 28s 2005
Sigur Ros

Clay Lipsky US Sundown 3min 19s 2006
Daedelus

Takayuki Kozyma JP Satellite 4min 58s 2007
4 bonjour’s parties

AV RU Dubus 4min 09s 2005
Zelany Rashoho

Virgilio Villoresi & Erica il Cane IT The Rain 3min 26s 2007
Lou Rhodes

Lee Lennox GB Girl and the Sea 4min 40s 2005
The Presets

Raymond Prado US Wasted 4min 11s 2008
Matthew Bryan

Price James GB OK 4min 20s 2007
Shitdisco

Jesse Ewles US Central and Remote 4min 28s 2007
Grizzly Bear

Roma Litvinov RU Love Park! 5min 20s 2008
Mujuice

Marie Losier US Papal Broken-Dance 6min 2008
Psychic TV

Sophie Gateau FR Boa 3min 01s 2006
Eglantine Gouzy

Jodie Mack US A Joy 3min 03s 2005
Four Tet & Kieran Hebden

Tom Scholefield GB You Got Me Up 2min 0s 2006
Jamie Lidell

Celia Galan & Ana Lorenz ES Fugaz 4min 28s 2008
The Pinker Tones

Imery Watson GB – NZ Sloup 4min50s 2006
Susumu Yokota

Kids of Eighties FR Motherfucker 2min 53s 2007
Fordamage

Eduardo Benchoam GT Just Like a Drummer 3min 47s 2008
The Wave Pictures

Overall: 86min 27s

Fri 12th 10 pm

TERRACOTTA WARRIOR‹  2006 by Pablo Wendel

On september 16, 2006 student Pablo Wendel, disguised as a terracotta warrior, positioned himself for about 23 minutes between the more than 2000 year old soldiers. His costume consisted of a coat of mail, a hat of paper-mâché and shoes of old car tires. To appear as authentic as possible, he had even brought a pedestal to stand on during his performance.   courtesy brouwer-edition

Pablo Wendel DE Terracotta Warrior 8min 41s 2006

James George US Hesitation  9min 41s 2009

Marianne Stoll DE Seemannsbraeute 11min 1996  

Muriel  Montini FR  Le monde est immense  9min 2007

aE3 GB/FR Miasma  8min 36s 2009

Lee Arnold US/GB  Analogue 3min 03s 2009   

Philippe Rouy FR Hypn 7min 30s

Lee Bishop US Animation 1 33s 2009 

Alexei Dmitriev RU Abstract 3min 32s 2009

Arthur Tuoto BR Disforme  2min 30s 2009    

Evaldas Jansas LT 3 in 1   5min 46s 2008

Lee Bishop US  Absorbed  1min 24s 2008

Gerard Freixes-Ribera ES Alone 3min 07s  2008

Ann Steuernagel US Charades 7min 2009

stock`n`wolf / Tinka Stock & Sèbastien Wolf DE  Bob Log`s III Electric Fence 2min 25s 2005

Reuben Sutherland GB Happy Up Here 2min 58s 2009

TRT 81 min