Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, in association with Goethe Institute Germany, is presenting a series of 33 short experimental German films, titled Staendig In Bewegung (Constantly In Motion) showcasing current trends in experimental film and video in Germany, on 19th and 20th July, at the institute's premises in Hermitage Complex, Hillfort Road, Nampally.
The film series 'Constantly In Motion - Crossover In Experimental & Videoworks 1994-2004' has been rightly called the Laboratory Of Seeing & Hearing, presenting as it does the most significant works in current trends in Germany. They are an active representation of the close interrelationship between the films and the fine arts.
Though no fashionable trends can be derived from this series, there are indeed striking practical artistic values that distinguish the current experimental films from single channel videos, offering a complete overview of the videoworks in Germany.
The program includes complex masterworks and films focusing on experiments with various techniques and personal artistic styles. The film series is sub-divided into four collections of short films with different themes: Images Of The World (7 films), Dis-Locations (6 films), Emotional Roller-Coaster (8 films), and Structure And Symbols (12 films).
Today, the first day, 6 films in the Dis-Locations collection will be screened from 7:15pm onwards, as below:
The Maid Asleep, by Corinna Schnitt
Germany - 8 minutes
In a single crane shot, the viewer is shown a housing estate with detached homes. The mass of lovely houses are laid out like a pattern plate - clean and ideally arranged, but completely deserted and eerie. Not until the end of the film is the charged atmosphere interrupted by a voice speaking from an answering machine.
Crofton Road SE.5, by Gerd Gockell
Germany - 5 minutes
A street, houses, tube tunnels the atmospheric picture of a part of London. Using photography as a medium, movement is stripped down into individual images and reconstructed into collage-like flows of movement with the camera.
Banlieue du Vide, by Thomas Koner
In the winter of 2002/03, the media artist Thomas Koner collected over 3,000 photographs taken by public surveillance cameras posted on the Internet, in order to select from them the material for his work Banlieue du Vide.
No Damage, by Caspar Stracke
USA - 13 minutes
This videotape is composed of scenes taken from feature and documentary films, with the architecture of New York City serving as backdrop. Almost all of these movies attempt to stir excitement into their stories by simply including the pompous Manhattan cityscape featuring wild camera angles. Several sequences in this video were created in collaboration with the Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom.
Beacon, by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Muller
Germany, Portugal - 15 minutes
Beacon is a montage of location shots filmed at different places around the world. Each of these sites is located by the sea. Seamlessly combining travelogue footage and appropriate clips from feature films, Beacon produces a single, imaginary place of expectation.
Arctic - Between Light And Darkness, by Jurgen Reble
Germany - 32 minutes
Reble's work is intended as poetic means of becoming acquainted with this bizarre landscape made of ice, rock and water; it is a journey of images and sounds to the North Polar Sea and its surroundings.
The entry to all the films is free. Please contact 6652-6443/2324-1791 for further details.