SELECTION 3 : FOUND FOOTAGE
Curated by Ejla Kovačević
Michael Fleming | 2020 | 12:06 | UK
“What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? It means to know that one is food for worms.
We emerge from nothing, we have a name, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression and with all this yet to die.
Man is out of nature and hopelessly in it: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order to blindly and dumbly rot and disappear forever. It is a terrifying dilemma to be in and to have to live with.". ....Tik-Tak .
DREAMS CAN'T HURT YOU
Chris O'Neill | 2020 | 5:00 | Ireland
Images and sounds of a vintage movie trailer are corrupted and warped into a bizarre experimental art piece of heightened intensity: the results are weird, sinister and humorous.
FIRST HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION
Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan | 2020 | 10:06 | USA
First Hypnotic Suggestion conjures telepathic transference, hypnosis and collective dream space. Through its spectral tele-cinematic waves, the analogue horror-film protagonists participate in paranormal and fringe scientific experiments, attempting to comprehend the immaterial and incomprehensible expanses of their perception—simultaneously aided and obstructed by the temporal interventions and technological mediations of their transitory parallel dimension.
I STARED FIRE FOREVER
Salvatore Insana | 2020 | 23:43 | Italy
A collective hypnosis, an invisible, subliminal enemy, an impalpable energy on the verge of exploding. The gaze of the filmed subject, that of the camera and that of the spectator trigger a participatory obsession, made of eyes in action. Eyes that stare, emptiness or neighbor. Crossings. Missed encounters. Sudden starts. Between fear and desire. Is the threat out of range? If there is a subjective, it is that of whom?
Ways to see. To be aware of being seen. There is someone, off the pitch, who acts as an underground device, a mechanism not revealed to the viewer's eye. Someone threatens or affects the quiet of our vision and taking your eyes off too early, you know, could be fatal