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), Emotional Roller-Coaster (6 films), Dis-Locations (8 films), and Structure And Symbols (12 films).
Today, the first day, seven films in the Images Of The World collection, will be screened from 6:00pm to 7:15pm, as per the details given below:
Just In Time, by Kirsten Winter
Germany - Animation - 9 minutes
Just in Time is Kirsten Winter's third film, in which there is no spoken language. Although it is based on a very personal experience, she has created an almost abstract film by combining real footage, computer processed images, oil paintings and scratched film material, and has stirred up emotions that nearly everyone is familiar with.
The Day Slows Down As It Progresses, by Thomas Bartels
Germany - 14 minutes
The film is a kaleidoscopic combination of picturesque images from India, and is about making pictures. The hand-crafted processes documented here reflect the way the entire film is made. The original material which Thomas Bartels shot on 16mm film in India was later reshot frame by frame with a rostrum camera. As source material, he used original sounds and musical fragments taken from Hindi films and vocal recordings made by the Berlin-based musician Nandkishor Muley.
Elsewhere, by Egbert Mittelstadt
Germany - 6 minutes
Everywhere there are places where time seems to stand still. In Elsewhere, this place is inside a suburban train in Tokyo. The wagon is the space between the starting point and the destination. The video was created on the basis of the conceptual process of the installation of a Zeitmaschine (time machine).
Wanderlost, by Timothee Igen-Housz
Germany - 9 minutes
Wanderlost - a Bluebox Road Movie - describes a journey to the East and beyond. For Timothee Ingen-Housz, the blue-box is the ultimate vehicle for reaching a state of meditation consisting of video diaries, electronic ubiquity and the law of dharma. On the way there the viewers experience the adventures of a canary locked in a post-production studio.
In by Philipp Hirsch
Germany - 24 minutes
Hanna, the protagonist, suffers until her mind and body fail. She reaches an unconscious-like rock-bottom state. She hears nothing, sees nothing. Except for a tiny something that begins its own life in her cloudy consciousness - a turn that is also clearly recognisable from a cinematic point of view.
Full Moon, by Carsten Aschmann
Germany - 3 minutes
Full Moon is a film about paradise, painfully beautiful, waveringly precise and hopelessly sad. Paradise as it is created in Carsten Aschmann's images can be found in the moist nostrils of a horse, in a girl's gums, in the creaking of the door of an old Opel Rekord.
As If, by Christian Meyer
Germany - 12 minutes
A simple love story. On a Saturday, John Jenkins Jr leaves his office at 1pm. He picks up his girlfriend Jenny Lister to go for a drive in the country. There they have a weird but wonderful time together. However, at the end of one beautiful afternoon, the car breaks down. Feeling gloomy, they take the train back into town. Finally, they get back home, and in front of the television Jenny and John try to save what's left of this eventful day.
The entry to all the films is free. Please contact 6652-6443/2324-1791 for further details.