- Sat 23 Nov 2019
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry
- All welcome
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated exempt
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. Held in Oberhausen, Germany it is one of the major international platforms for the short form.
This year‘s Artist Film programme brings together some of the most interesting filmmakers currently working at the interface between film and art. In the work by Jayne Parker, magnolia branches grow into the empty cavity of a cello while the piece “Blues in B” is played.
In “Patterns of the Conquerors”, the distance to the filmed material is the key when experts in design history comment on a book containing various patterns used in 19th-century South Asian textile handicrafts. With Dimitri Venkov, history and space are turned upside down to create the intergalactic vision of a city.
Jens Pecho examines film sequences in which stunt artists met their death during filming. Finally, war and traumatisation are the big themes of the visually stunning and sensuous work by Chikako Yamashiro that concludes the programme. Six films in which patterns and textures repeatedly play a special role.
UK, 2018 10 min., Dir. Jayne Parker
Chiroptères | Bats
DE, 2018, 2.30 min., Dir. Romeo Grünfelder
Patterns of the Conquerors
AT, 2017, 20 min., Dir. Sascha Reichstein
Gimny Moskovii | The Hymns of Muscovy
RU, 2017, 14.30 min., Dir. Dimitri Venkov
DE, 2017 7 min., Dir. Jens Pecho
Tsuchi no hito – 2017 gekijyoban | Mud Man – 2017 Film Ver.
JP, 2017, 26 min., Dir. Chikako Yamashiro