Art & Experimental #A

  • Invisible Threads Part 1

Streaming 12-15 November

1. INVISIBLE THREADS PART 1 (4m, UK) – A film by Rick Guest & Kate Dawkin

Exploring the conflicting emotions of desire and fear, the subconscious need to be heard and the quest for self expression, this film poignantly mirrors this turbulent time of enforced isolation and its impact on the creative mind and spirit, through the medium of dance and cutting edge motion graphic design. A new film from Director and Photographer Rick Guest and double BAFTA winning Designer and Creative Director Kate Dawkins, featuring former Studio Wayne McGregor dancer James Pett and the music of Mura Masa.

2. NO LAND TO LIVE (10m, TAIWAN) – A film by Tseng Yu Chin

Isolated and alone, a group of teenagers are seeking the meaning of life and a place they can call home. They wander along deserted streets late at night, heading to an unknown destination. Truth is oftentimes found in the most unlikely place – deep within one’s own existence.

3. LAIRS (2m, USA) – A film by Emma Penaz Eisner Q&A WITH EMMA

Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple’s love.

4. CAN’T KILL US ALL (8m, UK) – A film by Botis Seva and Ben Williams

A theatrical experience combining Hip hop theatre and film from dance experimentalist Botis Seva, CAN’T KILL US ALL reveals the deterioration of one man’s emotional sanity and physical stability as he confronts life in lockdown.

5. THE BRASS ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (13m, UK) – A film by Junior Day and Eleanor Dolan Q&A WITH ELEANOR AND JUNIOR

The Man sits alone, sipping tea in an endless void, until a chandelier comes crashing down out of darkness. The pieces soon transform into a Woman and a peculiar journey arises for the newly met couple as the void presents objects and events that disrupt time, space and logic.

6. THE SOUND OF THE DRAGONFLY’S WINGS (3m, CANADA) – A film by Deb Ethier

A woman training in a dojo journeys into her imagination. Inspired by Japanese washi (decorative paper), artistic sword fittings and Iaido (the Japanese art of drawing the sword and cutting), “The Sound of the Dragonfly’s Wings” is a meditation on how certain sounds or other sensory catalysts can make the unseen seen.

7. DISTINGUISHED FEELINGS (11m, FRANCE) – A film by Keren Marciano

Elena and Arturo are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sow seeds of doubts in their minds. Philippe reveals to Elena that Arturo is tired of their relationship. He no longer loves her but doesn’t have the guts to tell her. But all is fair in love and war! ELENA will organize their break up herself. 

8. UMBRELLA DANCE FOR HONG KING (15m, Hong Kong) – A film by King Fei WONG

This film records Hong Kong’s modern dance master Mui Cheuk-yin’s Umbrella Dance (1995) through today’s lens. Without verbal expression, this film returns to the purity of dance that originates from movement and music, searching for the relationships among time, history, community, art, and light, toward a new possibility of documentary. Mui Cheuk-yin is an internationally renowned solo artist and dance ambassador for Hong Kong. Her choreography has a distinctive aesthetic voice and, while contemporary, often incorporates Chinese elements.

9. AGGREGATE (2m, USA) – A film by Alexandria Searls Q&A WITH ALEXANDRIA

WIth an underwater camera, the filmmaker examines air bubbles as they travel and accumulate in a river, their visual aspects evocative of other aggregates: population growth, viruses, and time passing. The recordings of the water’s flow goes in and out like the sound of breath.

10. H₂éLYOS (3m, FRANCE) – A film by – Thomas Kauffmann and Achille Coquerel

H²élyos takes you into an imaginary world where unreal monsters coexist. These Titans are looking for a single goal, the light of the god H²élyos. He is the eye of the world. He is the one who sees everything.

11. TRANSPARENT DELUSION (5m, USA) – A film by Haomin Peng

Animation, video poem “Transparent Delusion” is an attempt to solidify the transient sensation of how the varied locations appear in our dreams could have connections with each other. With a map of our very own dream world, hopefully, we are able to lucidly explore from here to there, from today to yesterday.

Total Streaming Time: 01.16m. Foreign language films will have English subtitles. Please note, some content may be unsuitable for children under 15 years of age. VIMEO links will go live from 12am ET (Eastern Time) on the 12th November 2020.