film & video: CPO3 Sudden Interventions
The film and video section consists of a series of screenings relating thematically to the motto of the festival. Works range from feature film programmes [FP] to a number of compilation programmes [CP] and special programmes [SP].
April the second
Neil Beloufa / Dorian Gaudin [fr]
On the second of April 2007, a white monolith appears on the streets of Paris and obstructs traffic. It raises various reactions, but most drivers show a surprising resignation, that almost resembles a form of religious contemplation.
The camera captures a fixed view of an urban winter landscape. ‘mauerpark’ turns this apparently simple setting into an interesting examination of perception and urban space.
Unmaking or Redoing
Michelle Deignan [uk]
The video tells the story of the artist being photographed by the police whilst walking down a street in east London. Referencing a ‘making of’ style documentary video, the artist describes this event through a combination of voice over and filmed interactions between herself and an actor.
Schroeter und Berger [de]
In this video Schroeter and Berger are meeting Peter, a German policeman, who is working with the video camera in thes ame way. Go for a walk once in a while!
Blobsquatch in the Expanded Field
Carl Diehl [us]
Cryptozoology is a field known for its inquiries into unknown creatures like the Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster. Many have now dismissed ‘blobsquatches’ (photos too blurry tobe discernible) as impediments to serious cryptozoological research. Probing the Blobsquatch itself as an unknown‘ animal’, a speculative counter narrative emerges.
Series of Periodical Bilinear Surfaces
Marcello Mercado [de]
Several procedures of converting and compressing seem to allow an insight in the chaotic worlds of data-processing.
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