KINOSKOP 2020 : MEDITATION UNCHAINED
Curated by Marko Milićević
I WAS A FREE DOG
Yuula Benivolski | 2020 | 11:28 | Canada | Super 8
Filmed in the final days before a global pandemic and influenced by the social isolation of 2020, this film employs dream logic to reveal a lonely idyllic landscape. Unable to connect with each other, on this beach each soul is contained in its own solitary action.
Two sisters see each other on an ocean beach for the first time since childhood. Field recordings of sounds from the sisters’ home country accompany this landscape: an orchestra of sirens, ocean waves and tropical birds, all indicate that we are within multiple realities. These recordings create impossible spaces that exist simultaneously and imitate the psychic effects of a diasporic existence.
ONE SHOULD NEVER BE CURED
Vincent Guilbert | 2020 | 08:30 | Japan | Super 8
"How hopeless it is
It would be better for me to sink beneath the waves
Perhaps then I could see my beloved from the Moon Capital"
A super 8 rendition of a 19th century woodbock print by Japanese artist Yoshitoshi.
Thomas Gerard | 2020 | 04:36 | France | Super 16mm
Human experience spiral down when panic strikes.
In this short essay, we pictured the turmoil that goes with the experience of the downward spiral. Starting from a bad place, fleeing it and eventually being caught up again, you are unable to escape your own prison and it is wearing you down. There is some twisted sense of being your own enemy and no matter what you do to tackle it, fear condemns you before the crisis.