New Selected Artist's Moving Image
The new selection of Eye's artist's moving image: experimental and artist films that are distributed by Eye to international festivals. The programme highlights recent trends in the artist’s film and the short experimental film. Most of the filmmakers featured in the programme are present for a Q&A.
Re-sculpted in Time: Sanatorium Zonnestraal (Michiel van Bakel, 2020) 10'Drifting between data, images and seemingly incompatible moods: Tarkovsky”s cinematic dreams on the one hand and utopian architecture Sanatorium Zonnestraal”s (Jan Duiker, 1931) on the other. The sanatorium turned into point clouds where you fly through - as in a dream.
The Silent Ray (Rossella Nisio, 2019) 18'The man's presence lingers in the room that for years served as his study. Present and past intertwine as he follows threads of his memory and recalls the time of his participation in the colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935-36.
The restless dread of some(thing) evil (Silvia Martes, 2019) 17'A dystopia in which humans have a body part removed based on a conviction that such amputations will extend their life. At a facility specializing in these operations appears for the first a woman wanting to get rid of her heart.
Cloud Forest (Eliane Esther Bots, 2019) 18'A fairytale-like film in which five Dutch girls take the viewer on an imaginative journey through their parents” experiences of the war in the former Yugoslavia. A war which the girls haven”t physically experienced themselves. The narratives are a combination of facts and imaginations, vague memories and detailed impressions, transferred from the parents to their daughters. It is in the darkness, in the shadows, lit by mobile phones, where these narratives can unfold.
The Ride (Esther Polak en Ivar van Bekkum, 2019) 12'It”s a clear and starry night. Road markings are lighting up with reassuring regularity. We only see the view through the windshield, but from the sparse dialogue we know we are in the company of a man and a woman. They”re on their way to a place where something bad happened long ago. The visual landscape of impersonal Google Earth satellite images counterbalances the emotional charge of the short, low-key sentences and the sound of amplified heartbeats.
Eye on Art
Eye on Art is a programme on the intersection between film and other arts. Eye on Art keeps up with current events, with presentations on contemporary artists and programmes that coincide with important exhibitions, manifestations and Eye activities.