Transitional Bodies

Thu, Jun 5, 2014
Lecture Hall
6 pm
Free admission
Yves Netzhammer : Vororte der Körper, Photo: Promo

Dominik Ritszel: Preludium
Poland 2013, Video, hdv, color, 07:57 min

John Smith: Dad's Stick
United Kingdom 2012, Video, hdv, color, 05:00 min

Anouk de Clerq, Anton Aeki, Jerry Galle: Swan Song
Belgium 2013, exp. Film, hdv, black and white, 03:00 min

Yves Netzhammer: Vororte der Körper
Switzerland 2012, exp. Fiction, digibeta, color, 17:10 min

Dominik Ritszel inquires about father son relationships, and the role of space and objects in this relationship. John Smith evokes three objects that his father had shown him before he passed away. Their original form and function seem completely obscured by wear and tear. Anouk De Clerq, Anton Aekiet and Jerry Galle question the metaphor of the singing swan, that sings its best at the moment of its death, as they explore the sound of a pixel before it disappears. Yves Netzhammer returns to the basis of film, the image. The animation starts off by a scene on a platform at sea, and proposes an immersion into the image with a neat associative logic that negates all conventional narration.