Competition 2

22 March, 2012 - 11:0024 March, 2012 - 17:30
KASKCINEMA
Recent film and video by artists and filmmakers who open up new directions in the expanded field of contemporary moving image practice.

Artificial Turf

Pavel Medvedev
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RU
,
2010
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35mm
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colour
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30'

This is the story of the Pavlovsk Park near Saint Petersburg through all the seasons, filmed by subjective camera. The park may be called a picturesque encyclopedia of landscape architecture. Its layout reflects all the main trends in European eighteenth and nineteenth century garden design.

Viva Paradis

Isabelle Tollenaere
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BE
,
2011
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HD
,
colour
,
18'

Viva Paradis captures a moment in a land, Tunisia, in the midst of transformation; from an abandoned luxury hotel and the ruins of Carthage to the traces of the recent revolution. The fight has been fought, but how to proceed further now? Viva Paradis focuses on the moment after the journalists have left and the overflow of media images has stopped. Everything seems to stand still. At the same time, the first tourists return, in search for the sun, as in the Tunisia of yesterday. Welcome to the new Tunisia!

Everybody's Nuts

Fabian Euresti
,
US
,
2010
,
HD
,
colour
,
12'

A deceptively simple video from the son of a farmworker, Everybody’s Nuts is a stark depiction of a Kafkaesque world amid the orange groves of central California. Reported with poise and resignation, this story portrays the tragic, farcical ironies of corporate culture, along with the more elusive perspective of the humble laborer on whose body these corporations are founded.