Catalogue 2020
Below, browse the 2020 Rencontres Internationales catalogue, or search the archives of the works presented since 2004. New video clips are routinely posted and the images and text are regularly updated.
Guy MASSAUX
La selva oscura
guy massaux
La selva oscura
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 19:0 | Belgique | Italie | 2018

La Selva oscura (La forêt obscure) film/vidéo, texte de Dante Alighieri, La Comédie, L’Enfer, Chant treizième (XIII) Préambule: Dans la forêt des suicidés, Dante et Virgile croisent deux formes humaines qui fuient devant eux, arrachant tout sur leur passage et brutalisant ainsi elles-mêmes leur chair jusqu’à ce que des chiennes faméliques (Harpyes) les rejoignent et les dépècent. Tel est le châtiment de ceux qui ont péché contre eux-mêmes par dissipation. Synopsis: Par une nuit obscure, A. et D. progressent, séparément, dans une forêt où nul sentier n’indique le chemin à suivre, où aucune issue ne se présente à eux. Ils se sont égarés, la forêt les retient. Ils surgissent de l’obscurité, débusqués par les éclairages qui les aveuglent. Un face-à-face s’installe entre eux et la forêt, à la présence des arbres répondent leurs propres regards et voix. A. s’est levé, D. de même, résonnent en eux les aboiements d’une meute de chiens qui progressivement se rapproche. Une course-poursuite est engagée où toute issue leur sera fatale.

Guy Massaux est artiste visuel, curateur d’exposition, professeur d’art à l’Académie des beaux-arts de Bruxelles. Après avoir consacré son travail d’artiste principalement à la peinture, il oriente, depuis plusieurs années, ses préoccupations de création autour de l’image en mouvement par l’écriture cinématographique, notamment à travers des dispositifs de vidéo-installations. Il a réalisé plusieurs courts métrages en langue italienne, La Selva Oscura (2018), Il Rifugio (2014) et "B.", film en cours de post-production (2020). Il partage ses principales activités et son emploi du temps entre l’Italie et la Belgique. Il collabore régulièrement avec Mirco Mencacci ingénieur du son. Créateur des univers sonores de films italiens tels que « Le Regard de Michel Ange (Lo Sguardo di Michelangelo) » de Michelangelo Antonioni, « Nos meilleures années (La Meglio gioventu)» de Marco Tullio Giordana ou encore «La Fenêtre d’en face» (Facing Windows) de Ferzan Ozpetec. Pour ses créations, il travaille sur une nouvelle manière de diffuser le son et développe le système du « son sphérique », utilisé pour la première fois dans le film « Le Regard de Michel Ange ».

Marian MAYLAND
Untitled (A Refusal of Leave to Land)
marian mayland
Untitled (A Refusal of Leave to Land)
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 28:20 | Allemagne | 2019

untitled (a refusal of leave to land) is an essayistic short film on a prisoner of war camp from the second world war, the arms industry in the Ruhr area and the relation between individual and collective memory. Starting out with a childhood memory of finding a fossil in a bed of rocks of a former railroad track, the narration follows the connections between the former POW camp Stalag VI F in Bocholt and the Krupp company in Essen.

Marian Mayland was born in Bocholt, Germany, in 1988. Since 2013, after completing his studies in painting, Mayland has been working postconceptually with various media. He holds an MFA from Basel?s Art Institute and took part in KKH Stockholm?s postgraduate program Philosophy in the Context of Art, taught by Peter Osborne. His short film works have been shown in various contexts across Europe. Recent screenings include IDFA Amsterdam, Kasseler Dokfest, and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.

Pablo MAZZOLO
Ceniza Verde
pablo mazzolo
Ceniza Verde
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 10:26 | Argentine | 2019

The Henia/Kamiare aboriginals inhabited the current territory of the Sierras de Córdoba (Argentina) for at least 1600 years. In 1575, the resistance led by cacique Onga was cornered and defeated by the spanish conquering troops. After resisting the spanish in the Charalqueta mountain (named after the God of Joy), hundreds of Hênia-Kâmîare women, children and elders jumped off the top of the Colchoquí mountain in order to avoid being enslaved. The Charalqueta mountain was renamed as Colchiqui, (after the God of Fate and Sadness). This was the biggest collective suicide in the territory currently known as Argentina.

Pablo Mazzolo was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He graduated in Image and Sound Design at University of Buenos Aires. His films have participated in festivals like Rotterdam film festival, New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, Ann Arbor film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Videoex, Chicago Underground, among others. He was also invited to attend in various film performances and solo presentations in museums like Rufino Tamayo (Mexico), MALBA (BsAs, Arg), MassArt (Boston,USA), FAMU (Ptague, Cz Rep.), San Francisco cinematheque, Excentric (Barcelona), La Mostra (S8) a Coruña. His work has been prized in Ann Arbor, Media City, National Fund of Ars, The Bienal of Moving Image, BAFICI, among others.

Coppens MIERIËN, Elie Maissin
La maison
coppens mieriËn , Elie Maissin
La maison
Documentaire | hdv | noir et blanc | 25:0 | Belgique | 2019

Si la maison est simplement un dortoir, juste un endroit pour manger et dormir alors ce n'est plus un lieux de notre lutte

Jaro MINNE
Da-Dzma
jaro minne
Da-Dzma
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 17:25 | Belgique | 2019

L'hiver dans un village géorgien. Une fille de 15 ans tente de se rapprocher de son frère avant qu'il ne quitte le pays dans l'espoir de trouver du travail.

Jaro Minne (b. 1992) is a Belgian writer/director who frequently works on the East-West crossover. He studied at KASK Ghent, Helsinki Film School before completing a master degree at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels in 2015. His work combines intimacy with distance, often exploring rootlessness and family dynamics.

Victor MISSUD
La forêt de l'espace
victor missud
La forêt de l'espace
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 30:0 | France | 2019

Des hommes, envoyés sur la Lune pour la végétaliser, attendent l’arrivée des terriens. Au milieu de la forêt qu’ils ont fait grandir, ils racontent leurs souvenirs de leurs vies sur Terre et le monde dans lequel ils aimeraient pouvoir vivre. Mais qui sont ces hommes ? Sont-ils réels ? Ont-ils été oubliés ?

Originaire de Toulouse, Victor Missud se forme au cinéma à l’université Sorbonne Nouvelle de Paris et à la Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema de Lisbonne, où il réalise des courts-métrages documentaires expérimentaux autoproduits. Son dernier film, À qui le monde (en production, co­réalisé avec Marina Russo Villani), est lauréat de la bourse Brouillon d’un rêve documentaire de la SCAM, de la Résidence d?écriture de Saint-Quirin et du nouvel Accompagnement aux VFX du CNC.

Thomas MOHR
Matters of Time
thomas mohr
Matters of Time
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 12:35 | Pays-Bas | 2019

From Berlin to Hiroshima, from Hiroshima to Berlin. From Past to Now, from Now to Past. Connecting events, remembering the suffering of war and new beginnings. Observations. 7 identical defined time units each containing a series of 24 progressing intervals of shifting box systems descending from 25x25=625 to 2x2=4 images. The construction of each unit is exactly the same, the content of each unit is entirely individual. Walking through a winter night in Berlin, going from Miyajima island to Hiroshima, the experience of My Facebook Timeline Having devastating destruction in mind and reconstruction. Straight forward, up side down, rotating. Positive, negative. Complex layers, more complex layers. Text, subtext.

Biografy: Moving, changing, transformation, experience. Exploring processes of perception and memory systematically since the late 1980ties. From 1985 onwards a growing archive containing more then 500000 pictures and thousands screenshots regarding a wide range of events of transition from a collective meaning to very personal moments. Living and working in Amsterdam. Distributed by LIMA. Sreenings at various festivals since 2009: IFFR/Rotterdam, JMAF/Tokio, Ars Electronica/LInz, Transmediale Berlin, IFF Japan, NeMaf/Seoul, IKFF/Hamburg, Jihlava IDFF, HAFF/Utrecht, Media Art Biennale Wro, Rencontres Paris/Berlin, EMAF, Atonal Berlin

María MOLINA PEIRÓ
The Sasha
maría molina peirÓ
The Sasha
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 20:0 | Espagne | Pays-Bas | 2019

On 1972 the astronaut Charles Duke landed on the Moon on the Apollo XVI. He was in charge of taking photos of the lunar surface with a high-resolution camera. ‘The Sasha’ is a film about the human perspective on Earth and our constant struggle with our temporal and spatial limitations. From the exploration of space to cyberspace, from an analogue Moon in 1972 to a virtual Moon in Google Earth today. A story about parallel universes where eternity seems to be lost between frames and interfaces.

María Molina Peiró is a Spanish audiovisual artist, filmmaker and researcher. Her film and installations explore layered realities that connect humans, technology and nature. She is particularly interested in memory systems (from geology to digital memory) and the relation between cinema and science. Her work has been shown internationally both in art venues and film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR, Rencontres Internationales, BFI London Film Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Louvre Museum, EYE Film Museum, ISEA Korea, Indie Lisboa International Film Festival, Washington National Gallery, London Science Museum, MACBA, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul, CCCB, Sevilla European Film Festival (SEFF), LOOP Videoart Festival, VIS Vienna Shorts, Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), MATADERO (Madrid), Vilnius National Gallery, Taiwan Video Art Biennale, NABI Art Center, or Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina amongst others. María holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Sevilla and graduated Cum Laude from the Master of Film at the Netherland Film Academy, where she is a current lecturer. Molina Peiro’s work has been supported and awarded in the last years with grants like Amsterdam Funds for the Kunst (3 Package Deal), AHK (Amsterdam University of the Arts) Award for Best Master´s project, Aesthetica Art prize (UK), Bloom Awards (Germany) among others. María Molina Peiro´s has participated recently in residency programs at Museum Quartier Vienna and Santa Fe Art Institute.

Jorge MONEO QUINTANA
Orbainak
jorge moneo quintana
Orbainak
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 29:14 | Espagne | 2019

The personal stories lived by the Uncle, the Father and the Son, respectively, form a tragic experience that is drawn along a line in time. This line is comparable to a crease in the pages of the family album, but also to a crack in the walls of the paternal house. It resembles the open wound created when drilling into a mountain, but also a scar in the collective imaginary of a society, where the idea of salvation finds its tragic destiny in the political struggle. What is at the end of that line? Will old war songs be enough to circumvent that destiny?

Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country) in 1988. He achieved his Bachelor degree at the University of the Basque Country and also carried out studies at Universitatea de Arta si Design din Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Universidade de Vigo (Spain). Over the past few years he has developed his artistic career in visual arts and audiovisual media, enrolling in personal projects both as author, editor and cinematographer. His creations have been displayed in several cultural institutions and film festivals in Europe, Asia and America. He completed his film studies at ESCAC (Catalonia) and at the UAB-Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Catalonia) where he co-directed "The Interior City" that premiered at IDFA 2017. "Orbainak" ("The Scars"), his first film on his own, has been produced thanks to the Montehermoso Cultural Center grant and has participated into mentoring programes at IDFAcademy (The Netherlands) and Zlab (Basque Country). It premiered at Punto de Vista 2019 and has been awarded at Filmadrid 2019. He is currently finishing his next short film ?Begiak Hesteko Artean? (2020) and developing his first feature film 'Almanaka' (2021).

Aude MOREAU
Less is More or
aude moreau
Less is More or
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 11:33 | Canada | 2018

La vidéo Less is More or documente l’intervention in situ réalisée à l’intérieur du Toronto Dominion Centre, complexe architectural conçu à l’origine par Mies van der Rohe. Revisitant l’aphorisme de l’architecte, ce projet procédait par une activation des lumières des bureaux à l’intérieur des édifices. Le tournage aérien, construit en deux plans séquences, joue sur le caractère hypnotique des images afin d’interroger les codes spectaculaires de l’industrie cinématographique. Depuis 2010, Aude Moreau développe un vaste programme de recherche qui part de l’hypothèse que si le rétrécissement de l’espace public passe par l’utilisation du vocabulaire économique pour décrire nos réalités quotidiennes, alors, la résurgence du politique passe par l’infiltration sémantique de l’architecture qui abrite cette construction du langage. Ce cycle de travail a mené à l’élaboration de quatre projets d’intervention in situ qui ont en commun d’agir à l’intérieur de l’architecture corporative du gratte-ciel, sur la lumière qu’elle émet dans la ville et d’investir la réalité géographique de l’activité économique et financière où circulent les flux déréalisés et dématérialisés de la production. Les projets d’intervention in situ Sortir, La ligne bleue, THE END in the background of Hollywood et Less is More or, sont autant de signes lumineux qui appellent à une reterritorialisation du politique dans la ville organisée comme spectacle.

Depuis les années 2000, Aude Moreau développe un corpus d’œuvres combinant sa double formation en scénographie et en arts visuels. Détentrice d’une licence en arts plastiques de l’Université Paris VIII, elle a complété une maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal en 2010. Son travail récent a été présenté à la galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada ; à la galerie The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada ; au Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg ; au Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France ; à Anthology Film Archives, New York, États-Unis ; au RISD Museum, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, Etats-Unis; au Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France. Ses oeuvres font notamment partie des collections du Centre canadien d’architecture, du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, du Musée d’art moderne du Luxembourg (MUDAM), et de la Banque d’art du Conseil des arts du Canada. Elle est récipiendaire du prix Louis Comtois de la Ville de Montréal, 2016, de la Bourse Claudine et Stephen Bronfman et du prix Powerhouse, 2011. Des comptes rendus critiques sur sa pratique ont été publiés dans les revues Esse, Espace et Art Le Sabord. Aude Moreau vit et travaille à Montréal.

Maria MORINA
Youth Part II
maria morina
Youth Part II
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 2:13 | Russie | 2019

Until the beginning of the 1990s, there were no rap artists in Russia and the Soviet Union. In the middle of the 1990s, a lot of boys throughout Russia started performing hip hop music, many of them had ended up working on factories in the former closed cities. Filmmaker asked several former hip-hop musicians, some still having factory jobs, to remember their old rhythms silently, and paired it with a spontaneous hip hop jam of young people living near the factories of Nizhny Tagil and Yekaterinburg on a second screen. Their voices dissolve like smoke in the back streets of Ural cities, gigantic open-air factories.

Maria Morina is a Russian photographer and filmmaker. She is one of the authors of a cross-media project that took 9 years to produce - Grozny: Nine Cities. It explores specific aspects of the aftermath of the two Chechen wars. It has won several international awards, including Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, 2014, and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, 2017. While working with different mediums on the Grozny: Nine Cities project, Maria has turned to film-making. Maria Morina?s first full-length documentary film, Don?t Press Stop, about Rap musicians in Nizhny Tagil, a gigantic open-air factory in Russia, was released in 2017. It was selected for Lussas Documentary Film Festival, France and Russian Open Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest in 2017. Maria Morina has participated in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Russia and abroad. Her works are held in the Les Rencontres d’Arles and The Open Society Foundation collections.

Antoni MUNTADAS
In Girum Revisited
antoni muntadas
In Girum Revisited
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 30:0 | Espagne | 0 | 2018

Barcelona-born, but a longtime New Yorker, Antoni Muntadas figures among a first generation of artists investigating the social and political significance of information and broadcast media. This thirty-year retrospective, first seen at the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, includes several videos from the pre’fiber optic era, such as Video Is Television’, 1989, which magnifies and distorts images from a host of appropriated sources, including several Hollywood films (Poltergeist, Network). Backed by a plunking score, the nearly indecipherable TV images are overlaid with captions such as CONTEXT and FRAGMENT: blunt reminders of mass media’s partiality and its constitutive power. An even earlier interactive installation, On Subjectivity, 1978, invites visitors to comment on media images divorced from their original context and therefore’a critical ‘therefore’ for the artist’shorn of their original meaning.

Hira NABI
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land
hira nabi
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 29:48 | Pakistan | 2019

In this docu-fictional work, ‘Ocean Master’ a container vessel is anthropomorphized, and enters into a dialogue with several workers at the Gadani yards. The conversation moves between dreams and desire, places that can be called home, and the structural violence embedded in the act of dismembering a ship at Gadani. As the workers recall the homes and families they left behind, the long work days mesh indistinguishably into one another, the desperation that they carry with them like shackles rises to the forefront, and they are forced to confront the realities of their work in which they are faced with death every day. How may they survive and look towards the future?

Hira Nabi is a filmmaker and visual artist, based in Pakistan. Her work thinks through the value associated with labor, networked industrial practices, botanical migrations and their impact upon cultural identities, and notions of homemaking. She lives and works in Pakistan.

Kavich NEANG
Dey thmey phlauv kouch
kavich neang
Dey thmey phlauv kouch
Fiction | 4k | couleur | 15:21 | Cambodge | 2018

Phnom Penh at night. Three young hip-hop dancers drive a single motorbike and stop on a muddy deserted road. Nick leaves the others to look for an iPhone he heard was lost in the area. Piseth and Thy discuss their hopes and doubts, and Piseth shows his best dance moves. They meet Leakhena, a young female street vendor whose cart is full of colors. 

Kavich NEANG (b. 1987, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) studied music and dance at a young age before graduating in professional design in 2013. In 2010, he directed his first short film, A Scale Boy, as part of a documentary film workshop led by Khmer-French filmmaker Rithy PANH, who also produced his 2013 mid-length documentary film Where I Go. In 2014, he co-founded the independent production company Anti-Archive along with Davy CHOU, Steve CHEN, and PARK Sungho. In 2015, he directed his first two short fictions, Three Wheels, which premiered at Busan, and Goodbye Phnom Penh. A third short fiction, New Land Broken Road, premiered at the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival and won prizes in Kyiv, Tacoma, and Kaohsiung. Kavich NEANG has also joined Busan’s Asian Film Academy, Locarno’s Summer Academy, Talents Tokyo, Docs by the Sea, Luang Prabang Talent Lab, and Cannes Cinéfondation’s Résidence. His 2019 documentary, Last Night I Saw You Smiling, won the NETPAC Award at IFF-Rotterdam, the Special Jury Prize at Jeonju, Best Image at Janela do Recife and two awards at Tokyo FilmEx. His impending first narrative feature, White Building, is now in post-production.

Warren NEIDICH, Assistant Director Ashiq Khondker
Pizzagate - From Rumor To Delusion
warren neidich , Assistant Director Ashiq Khondker
Pizzagate - From Rumor To Delusion
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 20:20 | USA | Allemagne | 2017

We have now entered into a new era some have called the post-truth society characterized by a deluge of fictive mediated stories dubbed Fake News. One of these stories, Pizzagate concerns the conspiracy theory, circulated at the end of the Trump-Clinton presidential election, that accused Hillary Clinton and other members of her Democratic election committee of running a childhood sex ring in the basement of Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant. As preposterous as this is, many people believed it and the story went viral. My PIZZAGATE: FROM RUMOR TO DELUSION as an experimental documentary which uses non-linear video editing techniques to collage extracted You Tube clips with real video taped footage collected on site at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria investigates the conditions of our now planetary network existence to understand this event and its implications. I utilize the story of the delusional behavior of James Welch who drove up from North Carolina, shotgun in hand, to free the girls as an example of a generalized societal condition addicted to social media. I speculate that we have transitioned from Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle to what I am calling The Society of the Neuron in the Attention Economy.

- Theorist, film maker, composer and installation artist, Warren Neidich, who works between Los Angeles and Berlin, brings to any discussion platform a unique interdisciplinary position that he calls “trans-thinking”. The model explores the way cognition is mediated and acted upon by co-extensive cultural inputs consisting of an evolving socio-cultural-political milieu wherein various unequally distributed and contested discursive fields gather and entangle themselves with the plastic brain. The result being what Gilles Deleuze referred to as the image of thought. His works of art have been exhibited internationally including the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, The Whitney Museum, New York City, PS1 MOMA, Long Island City, The ICA London, LACMA, Los Angeles and many others. His one-person exhibition, Rumor to Delusion, premiered at the Zuecca Project Space, during the Venice Biennale, 2019. He is founder and director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art and is a recipient of the Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, AHRB/ACE Arts and Science Research Fellowship, Bristol and The Fulbright Scholarship. Additionally he was former tutor in the departments of visual art, computer science and cultural studies at Goldsmith College London as well as recently serving at Professor of Art at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin.

Charly NIJENSOHN
El ciclo de la intensidad
charly nijensohn
El ciclo de la intensidad
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 12:53 | Argentine | Bolivie | 2018

Nemanja NIKOLIC
Double Noir, Sketch for one erasable plot
nemanja nikolic
Double Noir, Sketch for one erasable plot
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 4:4 | Serbia | 2016

Double Noir is a video animation made of 60 sequences relating a man pursuing his own double. Each sequence is made of drawings realized with white chalk and pastel on wood blackboards. Altogether there are circa 1800 drawings. But just the last drawing stay visible on the surface of each sequence, as an indice of that sequence. The iconic character of this project is Humphrey Bogart whose various figures are inspired by 19 black movies.

Born in Serbia in 1987, Nemanja Nikoli? currently lives and works in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, department of painting (2010), and received his PHD in art studies at the same faculty in 2019. He won several awards, such as Award for drawing from Vladimir Veli?kovi? Fund, special award for mural and wall installation from Raiffeisen Bank and Gallery 12HUB and Award for an exceptional creative innovation from Miloš Baji? Fund. Since 2010 his works have been exhibited on numerous exhibitions and festivals in Serbia and abroad such as the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center of Belgrade, the Youth House of Belgrade, the Gallery of Rome in Kragujevac, 57th October Salon in Belgrade curated by Gunar and Danielle Kvaran and 56th October Salon curated by David Elliott, KunstlerHaus in Wien, Austria, Caixa Forum in Barcelona and Madrid (« Cinema and painting », curated by Dominique Païni, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort NL(« Chalk » curated by Judith van Meeuwen). He currently has a solo show at the Center for Contemporary Art of Montenegro. His works figure in many public and private collections including Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, Ekard collection in Wassenaar, NL, ABN AMRO Amsterdam, NL, WAP Art Foundation in Seoul, JSM collection in Paris, Telenor Collection and collection of Sumatovacka Center for Art Education, both in Belgrade Nemanja Nikoli?

Rossella NISIO
The Silent Ray
rossella nisio
The Silent Ray
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 18:1 | Italie | Pays-Bas | 2019

The man’s presence lingers in the room that for years served as his study. Present and past intertwine as he follows threads of his memory and recalls events from the time of his participation in the colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935-36.

Rossella Nisio [IT] is a visual artist based in Rotterdam whose work has a strong focus on notions of memory, imagination and space. She has a background in the theory of cinema and performing arts; she pursued her practical training first within the field of documentary photography, eventually moving towards a more autonomous approach to still and moving image-making. She completed the advanced photography studies in Ar.Co in Lisbon in 2017 and earned an MA in Fine Art and Design at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2019.

Christof NUESSLI
Under The Skin
christof nuessli
Under The Skin
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 16:40 | Suisse | Royaume-Uni | 2019

Zooming into two books containing mug shots from around 1880–1935, Under the Skin, draws lines from historical events to contemporary developments of control and surveillance. While describing what she sees in the books, the narrator intertwines subject areas like; how time changes perspectives on historical events, the role of archives as foundations for power and control, the possible brutality of bureaucracy, the current state of facial recognition and personal experience with the law enforcement. Under the Skin questions given structures of power and asks how we can take back the sovereignty of information.

Christof Nüssli (*1986, Zurich) is a visual artist, whose interdisciplinary approach involves moving images, photography, sculpture, installation, text and artist books. His work has been exhibited in various institutions and off-spaces. In 2019 his work was shown at Photoforum Pasquart (CH), Swiss Institute New York (US), Glue Factory (UK) and VideoEx (CH). Nüssli authored three artist books (Miklos Klaus Rozsa, Withheld due to:, googly eyes) which won international prizes. Since 2014 Christoph Oeschger and Christof Nüssli run the publishing project cpress, focusing on artist books. In 2018, Nüssli was an artist in residence at the Swiss Institute New York, the Andreas Zuest Library and in 2016 at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma. In 2013, Nüssli received a Master of Design from Werkplaats Typografie. Since 2018 he attends the Master of Fine Arts program at the Glasgow School of Arts.

Paul NUNGESSER, Luzie Loose
A New Normal
paul nungesser , Luzie Loose
A New Normal
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 17:10 | Allemagne | 2019

A NEW NORMAL is a stereoscopic essay film that examines the question how to go on when everything has changed. A young man leaves his apartment in an old high-rise and wanders through deserted landscapes. Something is waiting for him out there, but what drives him forward is his desire to leave everything behind, even himself. A narrator recounts fragments and experiences of an everyday life following catastrophe. They bear no resemblance with the journey of the young man, but cannot be cleanly separated from them either. Stories start out as banal episodes about grocery shopping or commuting to work but reveal various strategies to engage with a profound crisis of identity. The 3D images are both an artistic and a narrative choice: they serve as a window into his thoughts and attempts to develop a new sense of normalcy.

Luzie Loose (born 1989) and Paul Nungeßer (born 1991) both grew up in post-wall Berlin of the 1990s. Luzie studied communications at Universität der Künste in Berlin while Paul majored in Photography and Architecture at Columbia University in New York. Their paths crossed for the first time in 2017 at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where Luzie graduated in 2018, directing her first feature-length fiction film Swimming. The film premiered at Busan International Film Festival and won the Hof gold award for best directing debut. Paul is studying cinematography since 2016 at Filmakademie. His films have been shown at various festivals, including Dok.Fest & Filmfest Munich, Achtung Berlin and Max-Ophüls-Prize. A NEW NORMAL is the first collaboration between the two filmmakers and celebrated its world premiere at Filmfest Munich. Paul and Luzie live and work in Berlin.

Christoph OERTLI
Sensing Bodies
christoph oertli
Sensing Bodies
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 48:0 | Suisse | 2019

Le film traite de l‘utilisation de nos corps dans un environnement parfaitement structuré et construit. Le film se penche sur une société hautement organisée et explore les questions de l'expérience corporelle active par rapport à l'état statique de l‘expérience virtuelle. A quelle distance de la nature l‘homme peut-il vivre?

1962* Winterthur/Switzerland, lives and works in Basel/Switzerland. education ZHdK Zürich, Graphic design; Swiss Television Zürich, stage design; FHNW Basel, audiovisual design. from 1995: videotapes, video installations, documentary videos, video for dance and theater. Works 1995-97 on cruise-ships around the world, lives 1998-2000 in Montréal/Canada and 2002-07 in Paris, 2008-16 in Brussels. 2000-02 lecturer for video Fachhochschule Vorarlberg/Austria. from 2004 guest lecturer HSLU Lucerne/Switzerland.