2010, Thu, Jul 01

Family

© Almagul Menlibayeva

© Almagul Menlibayeva

Yu Chin TSENG: Fever Dark | Video | dv | color | 20:00 | Taiwan 2009
Bobur ISMAILOV: Yuz | Video | dv | color | 06:00 | Uzbekistan 2008
Almagul Menlibaeva MENLIBAYEVA: Exodus | Video | hd | color | 11:00 | Kaszakhstan 2009
Emmanuelle ANTILLE: Strings of Affection | Video | dv | color I 09:41 | Switzerland 2009
Ana OPALIC : Pismo | Video | dv | color | 07:22 | Croatia 2009
Bea DE VISSER: Mama superfreak | exp. fiction | hdv | color | 14:00 | Niederlande 2009
Lena Maria THUERING: Das Haus | Video | dv | color | 11:00 | Switzerland 2008
Ken JACOBS: The Day was a Scorcher | exp. film | dv | color | 07:48 | USA 2009

Yu Chin TSENG began with an experience of solitude, imprisonment and withdrawal. Children hidden under their beds would observe the scene and search for comfort. Bobur ISMAILOV films a woman progressively removing pieces of fabric and veils from her body, to show her face to the world and discover all that is around her. Almagul Menlibaeva MENLIBAYEVA films a nomadic family in Kazakhstan during a shaman ritual meant to help nomads take root. Emmanuelle ANTILLE shows the special relationship between a woman and her domestic space. With a ball of strings, she threads her apartment, making visible a strange internal geometry. The apartment becomes a mental space that mirrors the psyche. Ana OPALIC sets a mother and her daughter face to face. Bea DE VISSER adapts a monologue from Dario Fo’s La Mamma Fricchettona. In a disused warehouse, a woman tells how she went from being a devoted mother to a state of independence. Lena Maria THUERING, exploring the relationship between documentary and fiction, films the empty walls of a house where a voice recounts 50 years of the life of a family. Ken JACOBS edits images of his family in Roma in the 1980s, a perfect day when, as they say, “nothing happens.” Flo is a film star, Nisi a thoughtful child and Aza runs behind her stroller.