Artist-run film labs
Start: 24. 4. 22:00
Bartolomějská 291/11, 110 00 Staré Město
Artist-run film labs
Projekce filmů, které vznikly v nezávislých, často samotnými umělci provozovaných, filmových laboratořích.
V současné době funguje po celém světě více než 30 nezávislých často samotnými umělci provozovaných filmových laboratoří. Večer je zaměřený na prezentaci děl autorů, kteří touto cestou sdílí a konfrontují technické i estetické postupy unikátní pro filmovou surovinu. Společně tak hledají nové formy uměleckého vyjádření i mimo klasickou kinodistribuci.
Program sestavili a představí zástupci laboratoří, v nichž promítané filmy vznikly. Jde o laboratoře a kolektivy Filmwerkplaatz (Rotterdam), L'Abominable (Paříž), Labor Berlin (Berlín) a Labodoble (Praha). Pásmo Artist-run film labs je součástí doprovodného programu kongresu FIAF.
Promítané filmy a autoři:
Johnny Welch / Discharge Working II
2018 / 16mm / colour / digital sound / 4' 30
I. Darkness: Flesh hate breeding half slaves. Division. Hell adores infinite fools.
A. Blood: Dissolve fear beyond Eyes. Harmony. New Priest kills the Old.
O. Sun. Drinking Fire of Fire. Undulations. Burning in Splendrous Desire.
Sophie Watzlawick / Sans Lune
2017 / 16mm / b&w / no sound / 8'
Iʼm lying here ever so softly, but Iʼm not really at ease
The more Iʼm rocked, the less I sleep
All around us the coasts moan from the shock of the turmoil
The sea whitens with wrath
The wind blows against our ropes
And yet, the anchor and the sails are raised
But our hearts, too, rise up against us
Esther Urlus / Konrad & Kurfurst
2013/14 / 16mm / tinted and toned b&w homebrew emulsion / optical sound / 7'
A fictional re-enactment of a five-minute eventthat took place during the Olympic Games in Berlin 1936, when Lieutenant Konrad and his horse Kurfurst became famous for their appearance. The film is made on homebrew emulsion and color toned with the helping hand of technical publications from early cinema and photographic experiments. The home brew emulsion is a fragile metaphor for the heroism of Konrad and his horse Kurfurst. Falling from his horse he became a national hero. However, he was overtaken by history, an anti-hero.
Esther Urlus / Deep Red
2012 / 16mm / original print on Ektachrome / no sound / 7' 15
Deep Red is an investigation into additive colour mixing on film. Handmade by a DIY silkscreen printing technique. The starting points are on black and white hi-con filmed trees shorn of their leaves. As if they were reminiscent of branches seen flashing past in the night from the back seat of a car. Transformed into 36 layer deep technicolour.
Stefano Canapa / Jérôme Noetinger
2018 / Super 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 11' 40
Solo in front of the camera, the musician/improviser Jérôme Noetinger plays his reel to reel tape recorder, the Revox B77. For the duration of a 16mm film reel, he brings to life and manipulates a complex sonic organism through the power of recording – using microphonic captures, electromagnetic static, and random radio. Stefano Canapa decided to set down this improvised instant with a deliberately simple cinematic device, giving the spectator a poetic and delicate experience without neglecting a certain pedagogical aspect. The film is at the same time a portrait, a study of movement, and a sound piece in its own right, fixed on a perennial support: a strip of traditional black and white 35mm film.
Alexandra Moralesová & Georgy Bagdasarov / Rhus Typhina
2014 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 2' 44
One of a series of labodoble experiments from natural (organic) film developers. The structure of the film is based on the chemical formula of the RhusTyphinaʼs developer. The main protagonist of the film is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, whose leaves and berries are mixed with tobacco and other herbs and smoked by Native American tribes. We tried to apply the properties of the Rhus Typhina in the photochemistry. The film captures the research, experiments, harvesting and preparation of the film developer, in which latter the original negative was developed. The nonlinear structure of the chemical formula as well as the nonlinear research of the process are reflected in the order of the frames. There was nopost-production, except for the sound. All editing work was done in thein camera before chemical development.