Forming Motion is a night of
shorts collected from around the world.
º°¨¨°º Directors Lounge präsentiert: º°¨¨°º
13. Juli 22 h
A Summer Evening with Kim Collmer in der Roten Loge
Simon-Dachstrasse 22, (via Revalerstrasse)
S- and U Warschauer Brücke
Aufgrund unvorhersehbarer Umstände haben wir kurzfristig die Lokalität
gewechselt.Die Rote Loge in der Simon-Dachstrasse 22, (via Revalerstrasse)
ist nun unsere neue Spielstätte. Eine charmante Lounge die sich ganz
der Filmkunst verschrieben hat.
Was wird gezeigt?
Kim Collmer- forming motion in der Roten Loge "Forming Motion is
a night of animation shorts
collected from around the world. For this series, animation is depicted
as both a connector of images, and as a reminder of the artificiality
and tedious nature of its construction." Auf der Grundlage unseres
screenings bei Inner Spaces Gallery Poznan.
A Summer Evening With ...
Eine Reihe spezieller screenings immer Donnerstags in Zusammenarbeit mit
Rote Loge und Z Bar
1. Disintegrated Memory Lapse
directed by Carl
United States, 2004, DV, 4:22 min., courtesy of Microcinema International
Disintegrated Memory Lapse is a short experimental film exploring
the visual memory of emotions and feelings associated with an individual
through a time based medium. Each frame was rotoscoped and then
composited on top of each other.
|2. Destrukt, Aline Helmcke, Germany,
2005, Hand-drawn animation, 2:20 min.
The animation film "Destrukt" operates with single frame
drawings taken from political report photos envolve a non narrative
structure which is based on transformative and decompositive movemants
from one key-picture into the next. The black and white drawings blur
the identity of the pictures that everybody knows from the daily news.
Instead of showing the background stories of the conflicts that these
pictures implicate, the film wants to investigate their main structure,
surrealistic and worrying between nearness and absence.
3. Alpinia, Lee Arnold, USA, 2006, 01:37 min.
A short digital animation, Alpinia is an attempt to mediate modernist
abstraction through the lens of contemporary technology. The camera
travels through a 2D landscape comprised of simple geometric shapes
suggesting a perfect Swiss landscape.
|4. In Situ directed by Janet
Galore, USA, 2006, Flash collage, 3:12 min.
What happens in a chance encounter between a space baby and a lobster?
The stage is set, clouds drift overhead, and Surrealist references
abound. The cast of characters includes a Chinese propaganda poster
baby, a lobster, a spacecraft, ants, a military tank, and other discordant
elements that come together in this animation inspired by Rene Magritte,
Jan Svankmajer, and Terry Gilliam.
5. Lovers Supplant directed by Norma
V Toraya, United States, 2005, hand-paint and digital animation,
2:08 min., courtesy Microcinema International
Lovers Supplant is an animated short about a femme fatale who creeps
along in the night with an objective (abduction of a blissful female)
and a motive (to be with the man she loves and role she deserves).
6. FRIGIDAIRE, directed by Virgilio Villoresi and Vivì Ponti,
Frigidaire is a stop motion animation about the birth, transformation,
death and resurrection of a young girl. A hand takes her through
a mad trip inside the house "Frigidaire". We took images
from old magazines from the 40's-60's and from our reasearch of
old books. The video is made with the collage technic and the sound
is made by cuttings of old film. This is our first video together.
|7. (ball) directed by Ho-Yeol
Ryu, Germany, 2002, 1:30 min.
Das grundsätzliche Hauptthema von meiner Arbeit ist Realität
und Unrealität. Eine Situation oder ein Phänomen, die in
der Realität unmöglich ist, werden mit dem Computer als
eine Mittel verwirklichen(oder anderseits eine Realität wird
unrealistisch), und eine neue Welt mit anderer Vision wird geboren.
Es ist nicht nur eine wesenhafte Bedeutung als eine Realisierung von
einer Unwirklichkeit, sondern es ist ein richtige Sinn von der allgemeine
Vorstellung auskommen zu können.
|8. Pod, 12 min., 2006
Camera: Kim Collmer, Jeff McGrory
Editing/Animation: Kim Collmer
Music: Jeff McGrory
Outdoor Animation Assistance: Pauline Näscher
Actors: Miles Chalcraft, Kim Collmer, Anette Schaeffer, Elyce Semenec,
Jeff McGrory, Pauline Näscher, Lucia Minarik, and Tarik and Joshua
Pod was filmed during the Subart Artist Residency in Croatia during
the Summer of 2005.
|9. PAO (bread) directed by
Andrea Martha, Portugal, 2005, pixelation animation, 6:35
PAO was Andrea's first film, made in her apartment in Lisbon. Imaginative,
humorous, and low-tech, PAO brings everyday objects to life.
| 10. Text Field
directed by Chirstinn
Whyte & Jake Messenger, United Kingdom, 2002, 1:00, courtesy
A single continuous take of improvised movement, translated into an
ascii-based animation, with a soundtrack generated by a computer read-out
of the sequence's final frame....
Tony Gammidge, A Short Song About Thread, 4:06
Inspired by the myths of Icarus and Ariadne and is a response to
a text written by playwright Dominic Orlando.
Irna Botea, Aktion, 1 min.
Reduced food packages breathing and squeaking like pets....
Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Gate Vision, 5:24
Imagery for Gate Vision was photographed from the window of the
Shinkansen, Tokyo with a digital camcorder, then circularly processed
using computer manipulation.
Coffee and Milk, 2:30
Mary Magsamen and Stephan
Slurp, blow, cool, slurp. It is the morning ritual. It is as personal
as it is universal. Whether getting it “sweet and light”
at the corner store or elaborately hand grinding, brewing and server
at home. "Coffee & Milk” is an experimental video
installation that explores communication and sexuality through the
metaphor of everyday items, coffee, milk and children’s music.
Videos in the gallery:
Elyce Semenec, Om Shanti Hot Spot, 2005
Bring a mat & find your personal hotspot with this colorful, do-at-home
yoga video. Shot in the natural setting of a pychedelic imagination, this
yoga video is sure to please all, including Bollywood enthusiasts.
Jennifer Hope Davy, Swallow
LiveBox Chicago is run by Catherin Forester. She is
a filmmaker, artist, curator and educator. Her work explores themes of
identity, social development and the impact of pop culture on individuality.
She completed her artistic training at The School of The Art Institute
of Chicago, and has been immersed in media arts since then. Forster is
the founder and director of LiveBox Gallery, a non-for-profit gallery
focused on filmic and new media art.