SOMETIMES, SOME OF THEM, HERE

Marie José Burki
« L’homme peut (…) bien perdre sa qualité fondamentale d’homme, sa dignité humaine. Seule la perte de l’appartenance à une communauté politique l’exclut de l’humanité » (H. Arendt) « because I know that time is always time And place is always and only place » (T.S...

INTERFÉRENCES ET VARIATIONS

Marie José Burki
For this video, I had quite a simple idea: to confront seeing and listening, audio and video, image and voice. First I wrote two fragments. In the final edit, one of them opens the video and the other one closes it. Then I collected fragments of texts, notes and quotations, between which I established a dialogue...

LA SAISON DES FUNÉRAILLES

Matthew Lancit
Surrounded by villages deeply rooted in ancestral traditions, Dschang is an expanding university town in the heart of Cameroon. Its inhabitants define themselves between the clash of old-world mysticism and modern development...

GROSSE KLEINE WELT

Marie José Burki
Robert Walser wrote many CV’s – for employers, editors and so on – but we know little about himself. I started from a CV written by Walser, to which I added a line, and I looked for traces of Walser, or rather the absence of them, in the city and region where he was born. I’ve started a sort of antiportrait of Walser, inspired by his novels and other texts...

OMBRE INDIGÈNE

Edith Dekyndt
A flag made of hair was stuck in the ground and filmed on top of rocks on the Diamant coast, in Martinique. There, precisely, on the night of the 8th of April 1830, a clandestine slave boat transporting a hundred African captives washed up on the rocks before being entirely destroyed....

L'ŒIL DU CYCLOPE

Jen Debauche
"One move breaking with alienation and the repeatedly mechanical gestures of labour and, where needed, society and that which it tends to sever from the world. One radical move hence choosing to restore ties with this material, concrete world of landscapes and textures: a walk, a simple walk, a recovery of this lesser yet inaugurating movement, constituent of mankind...

HEIMAT

Sam Peeters
Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods where people are shielded from different cultures and lifestyles.In this unscripted documentary, Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the current European zeitgeist....

„HELLO, MY NAME IS…” …AND… “YES, I´M FINE.”

Gernot Wieland
“Are we holding on to the objects of remembrance – or is it the objects that are holding on to us?”Gernot Wieland links in „Hello, my name is…” …and… “Yes, I´m fine...

LA SCALA

Aglaia Konrad
Modernist architecture is the subject of Aglaia Konrad’s 16mm films but rather than – and beyond – a form of architecture on film, or film on architecture, what her films propose is an investigation into the potential for film to embody the experience of architecture as sculpture...

A FILM

Marie José Burki
In her video works, the Swiss artist and photographer Marie José Burki explores how the visible can be classified, formatted and categorized. Burki sets out from observation and plays with audiovisual codes. The arbitrarily entitled A film wants and doesn’t want to be ‘a film’. Conceived deliberately for a projection room — i.e...