FEAR

Kirkirerland / Patricia Reinhart / Austria / 2008 / 1’ / 4:3
The disaster of the present has become an irrevocable reality.Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell, Patricia Reinhart invetigates a mythological, nebulous scene, which takes place at the end of the earth near the domain of the dead. All of the female figures bear traces of the influence of the gestural qualities of silent movies and photographs from the XIXth century

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Stimme der Lücke / Sion Jeong & Sunjha Kim / Germany / 2009 / 6’06 / 16:9
While the blue light circulates in a closed room, various displaced sounds originating from a door bell, a mobile phone and a watch clock, enter the gap that exists between space and time. Light and sound alternate and finally fuse together in the gap.

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False Friends / Sylvia Schedelbauer / Germany / 2007 / 5’ / 4:3
A montage of found footage from the Fifties: mysterious strands are obsessively braided to create a poetic reflection about an anxious interplay of memory and projection.

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Green Room / David Cotterrell / UK / 2008 / 13’41 / 16:9
Green Room documents the anticipation and preparation for treatment of mass casualties during conflict. Medics prepare for the entrance of their assigned patients. Doctors, nurses, technicians and observers shuffle, chat and arrange the scene, their bodies and faces concentrated on the task at hand over the next four hours.

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Excerpt / Guli Silberstein / Israel-UK / 2008 / 4’35 / 4:3
An excerpt from Internet video news: a family is hiding behind a wall in a neighborhood that has become a war zone. The heavily processed image gains new dimensions and creates a troubling contrast between form and content with disquieting effect: anxiety deconstructed into pixels.

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Sbara / Larissa Sansour / Palestine-UK / 2008 / 8’30 / 16:9
Sbara explores the castigation of Arabs in contemporary Western discourse. By adding an audio montage combining historical and current quotes on the Middle East with footage paraphrasing scenes from the original film, the video seeks to emphasise the psychological terror inflicted upon those on the receiving end of this repetitively stagnant political discourse.

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Mr Moth / Arnaud Delord / France / 2002 / 9’ / 4:3
Mr Moth illuminates the memories of a young boy who tormented insects in his childhood and was warned by Miss Marple that he would be snatched away by Mr Moth for his misdemeanours. The film derives its inspiration from the aesthetics of old black and white detective and horror films and, in the form of a skilful sound and image collage, illustrates the childlike state of fear.

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Of Anna and Dreams / O Zhang / China-USA / 2010 / 12′ / 16:9
Of Anna And Dreams 
is a visual journey into the dreams of Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American actress to earn a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. This film is a modern interpretation of three dreams exploring three themes in her life: fear, identity complex and the desire for love
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Autoportrait aux enfers / Choi / France / 2009 / 6’ / 4:3
A self-portrait of photographer Choi based on a series of photographic portraits and live recordings. A work that explores the form, the black and white, the grain and various deformations. Knowing that the self-portrait is faithless, it becomes here the declared enemy of the transparent.

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The Night I became a Doll / Alice Anderson / France-UK / 2009 / 9′ / 16:9
The Night I Became a Doll is a nine-minute film, which deals with a violent powerplay between a mother and daughter. The maternal bond – a recurring subject in Anderson’s work – is explored here in a troubling mise-en-scene: the mother is only capable of looking after a doll so the daughter doesn’t eat, speak or move for weeks and becomes a doll. The film explores the theme of maternal rejection as Anderson continues her probing into the psychological and complexity of the family unit often governed by fear.

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