The “Film + Kunst” show – FILMS: by artists, and from the Leiden International Short Film Experience

10 Jun
Site-specific installation by Robbert Pauwels.

Site-specific installation and video by Robbert Pauwels, Leiden.

This page has details about the films shown during the exhibition “film + kunst” in Galerie de Pieter, between 31 May and 7 July 2013 (Facebook).

The show was curated so that viewers would be aware of the way things are framed, not just in terms of the location of works, but also in the juxtapositionings between the diversity of media. The films shown were often placed into a context of dialogue with works by other artists such as in the work in the main room, Bed Peace 2013. Here the changing arrangement of the monitors as well as the scattered cabling and unmade bed, evoked a sense of process or change. review: “Framing the “film + kunst” show” >>

The LISFE (Leiden International Short Film Experience) films

Detail of "Bed Peace 2013" a performance and installation by Carmen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, showing the films "9 Times" by Sansculotte to music by AMIT, "Stopwoord" by Coen van der Geest, "Ablutions" by Sonja van Kerkhoff, and "Ontpoppen" by Theolieke Smit.

Detail of “Bed Peace 2013” a performance and installation by Carmen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, showing the films “9 Times” by Sansculotte to music by AMIT, “Stopwoord” by Coen van der Geest (inspired by the poem by Sybren Polet), “Ablutions” by Sonja van Kerkhoff, and “Ontpoppen” by Theolieke Smit.

Although 42 films were chosen not all were available and so finally only 18 ended up being shown in exhibition “film + kunst.”

The following eight films were also shown during LIS-VHS-FE a LISFE (Leiden International Short Film Experience) event which was an evening of performance, installations, and film showings, hosted in the Openmakers Aalmarkt 15B Studio (These are studio spaces in vacated shops in the centre of Leiden).

A projection of the film "Dawn of the Rainbow 1939" by Katie Godwin through the work "Inland Soul at Sea" by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 7 June 2013, in the Openmaker Studios, Leiden

A projection of the film “Dawn of the Rainbow 1939” by Katie Godwin through the work “Inland Soul at Sea” by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 7 June 2013, in the Openmaker Studios, Leiden

1. 9 Times 4′ 22”
Animation: Sansculotte, a collective of artists, programmers and designers based in Berlin. Music: “9 Times” by AMIT,a UK based live Music Artist, Composer and Producer. View on vimeo.

2. Bird of Flames 5′ 33″
Director: Chel White, U.K.
Producer: David Lynch
Written by David Lynch and Dean Hurley. Performed by Chrysta Bell and David Lynch.
A song by musician/filmmaker David Lynch and his music collaborator Chrysta Bell, from the album This Train. In conceptualizing the video, director Chel White wanted to find a dream-like place between stop motion animation and live action. Driven by the music of David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, Bird of Flames is a meditation on the enigmatic nature of love. Watch on vimeo, 5’33”. Purchase the album at chrystabell.com

3. Carbon 4’55” by Dylan Ladds (watch)

4. Between Regularity and Irregularity 7’20” by Tsutani Masahiro, Japan
(synopsis + stills)

5. Dawn of the Rainbow 2’45” by Katie Godwin, U.K.
Soundtrack: Wayne Urquhart, U.K.

6. CRJYKLCW 20′
Dir: Pierrick Servais. Prod: Tapas Films, France.

A projection of the film “Threshold Economics″ by Hope Peterson (Canada), through the work “Inland Soul at Sea” by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 7 June 2013, in the Openmaker Studios, Leiden

A projection of the film “Threshold Economics″ by Hope Peterson (Canada), through the work “Inland Soul at Sea” by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 7 June 2013, in the Openmaker Studios, Leiden

7. Dankumba 12’13” Dir: Bakary Diallo, Mali
Photography: Sylvain Briend,
Music: Pacifique, Mali
Production: Le Fresnoy, France

The film looks at how superstitions bind members of a society to each other and to the past through daily life, rituals and objects; it explores imagination, feeling and freedom of individuals and their relation to the universal.

8. Threshold Economics 5’53”
by Hope Peterson, Canada, 2011. Observations from a high vantage point

One of the artists in the exhibition made sketches -like storyboard screenshots- of the film: Behind The Window 13’58” by Nagham Abboud, Iran.

Detail of the main room showing the film "Behind the Window". Other films show here are L to R: "Ablutions" by Sonja van Kerkhoff, "Ontpoppen" by Theolijke Smit, and "Pulp Fiction" (right of the pillar) by Quentin Tarantino.

Detail of the main room showing the film “Behind the Window”. Other films show here are (left of the pillar): “Ablutions” by Sonja van Kerkhoff, “Ontpoppen” by Theolieke Smit, and (right of the pillar) “Pulp Fiction” by Quentin Tarantino. “Pulp Fiction” was chosen as an iconic Hollywood art movie of the nineties which Carmen painted text from “The Hidden Words” over during the performance.

“Behind the window” is a coming of age film centered around 10 year old boy in a poorer part of the city who discovers beauty through a window and then captures this on a camera. This film was shown on a monitor facing the walls of drawings by Christiaan van Tol (Watch this film on Vimeo).

Nine LISFE Films shown on another monitor in the main space of the gallery.
1. Plural 4’22”, 2011, Dan Inglis, New Zealand.
An experimental short film exploring concepts of mythology, world-view, subjectivity, and relationships between human perception and nature (Watch).

2. Autoportrait 4’30”, 2011 by Natali Ilchuk, Ukraine.
An ode in visuals to the Zaporozhets: a series of compact cars built and designed in the Soviet Ukraine, 1958-1994.

3. Going somewhere?4′ 33″, 2012 by Shachindra Kumar Dass. Produced in Finland. Filmed in India.
Silhouettes of passing cyclists, cars and buses over a bridge.

4. Disfire 10′
Dir: Clèment Mona. Prod: Alligator Studio, France (View the 48 second trailer).

5. Dot in the line 60″ 2012 by Basir Mahmood, Pakistan
A replay of the fable, “The tortoise and the hare” where a young man competes against a tortoise (Watch on Vimeo).

6. Ecstatic Mould 6’23” 2013, by Paul Fletcher, Australia
Abstractions of rolling, surging walls of colour and densely packed imagery.

7. Elegy 10′ 10″ 2011, by Sandra Vida, Canada
Nature imagery on the theme of mortality.

8. Wojoh (Faces) 38′ 2012, by Said Najmi, Jordan
Vivid snapshots of Bedouin family life in the Jordanian Petra desert.

9. Gotland & the Infinite Whistle 42′ 2012, by Juliacks, Sweden
Sound score: a live performance with MAG, the audience and Juliacks at an event produced by GRRRNDZERO in Lyon, France (Watch on Vimeo).

Starring Josefin Alfredson Agnestig as the totem – The Infinite Whistle. The footage is from Almedalen Week -an eco-rock festival in Gotland. The actions appear to be rituals for mother earth.
The film is made with support from The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Film Centrum Stockholm, Gotland Film Productions HB, Nattlek Productions. First shown at the Kulturhuset as part of the International Stockholm Comics Festival.

Ten LISFE Films shown on another monitor in the main space of the gallery.

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