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Floris Schönfeld, Michaël SEWANDONO

WEIGHT - End of the World

Vidéo | dv | couleur | 5:0 | Pays-Bas | 2009

Weight is a series of short films that are each based on different excerpts from literature. The selected excerpts served as the scenario for the films, and demonstrate the moments of subtle tension that precede a significant event in the plot. A search for the moment, and for the physical state of the decision making. Removed from the context of the original story these excerpts are enigmatic, but retain the same tension inherent to their former position. As they start to interact on a suggestive level a new, highly tense, charged story emerges. The project strives to convey the `weight` of the moments without the context of their original narratives. The series currently consists of four films; 1. Oracle Night based on Oracle Night by Paul Auster 2. Miso Soup based on In the Miso Soup by Rui Murakami 3. End of the World based on Hard-boiled wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami 4. The Outsider based on The Outsider by Albert Camus

Floris Schönfeld (Houston, VS, 1982) is a visual artist and filmmaker working in Amsterdam and The Hague. He studied time-based arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and has recently completed a masters at the Interfaculty ArtScience at the Royal College of the Arts/Royal Conservatoire The Hague. In his film and performance work he is primarily concerned with the awesome power of fiction and it?s effects on humanity. Michaël Sewandono (1979) studied audiovisual art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and he studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine Y Television de Cuba, Havana. Between 2005 and 2008, he has been working on film projects, commercials and music videos. Sewandono currently works on the completion of short films and the development of two feature films.