2007, Sat, Aug 25

NY Shorts

Slow Motion

Experimental films and documentary works, ironic anti-propaganda and classics of the fantasy genre, material from the artists' archives and productions for political activism: The section "Slow Motion" brings together headstrong films influenced by the tradition of street photography and the avantgarde of the 1920s and 1930s. In them, New York takes on the appearance of an historical stage whose forms are precisely observed and captured as the scope of the political is redefined. This panorama also takes in short films by the artist Sarah Morris, resident of New York and London.


NYC Weights and Measures, D: Jem Cohen, USA 2006, 6 min, English / This is a History of New York, D: Jem Cohen, USA 1986, 23 min, OV / Little Flags, D: Jem Cohen, USA 2000, 6'30 min, OV / There There Square, D: Jacqueline Goss, USA 2002, 14 min, OV / Patriotic, D: Pascal Lièvre and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, France/Canada 2005, 4 min, OV / They Call Me… Don’t Call Me…, D: John Sealey, USA 2005, 25 min, OV

Total time: 125 min


Experimental, feature and documentary films in short format: Jem Cohen experiments with small flags, takes walks with the camera through the streets - Jacqueline Goss explores the American love of cartography - Lièvre and Nemerofsky Ramsay parody propaganda - John Sealey reflects on the black diaspora.