18:30 – 20:00
The refraction of light, dark skies during the night, large open flower fields and small differentiations of movement in a seemingly static landscape, natural forces, bio-chemical processes, time phenomena and personal inner worlds: the visually overwhelming films in Celluloid Ecologies explore the impact of the landscape on our minds.
With an introduction by Martijn van Boven.
music: Pierre Henry
(1968, 5’30’’, 35mm, mono, color)
A visual illustration of an inner world whose music conveys a lyrical echo. Made for a ballet by Maurice Béjart.
(2004, 6’30’’, DV, stereo, color)
3000 photographs taken from a webcam in Nuuk, Greenland. A seemingly motionless picture with sounds of howling icy winds reveals the changes of the atmosphere.
(2010, 25’, digital betacam, stereo,
Takashi’s films work like dreams or escapist drugs. “When the viewers look at total chaos through newborn eyes, they give birth to a new cosmos.”
(2008, 9’, 35mm, dolby surround,
A confrontation between the landscape and an alienating film technique.
(2005–2009, 14’, 16mm, silent,
One-minute films composed in the camera. Each bouquet of flowers is a unique bouquet of film frames.
(2006, 6’, 16mm, sound, color)
Overall was painted on a transparent film strip. The soundtrack is made by calculating
in real time the color density of the image.
(2010, 9’, stereo, color)
Patterns of grasses, trees and flowers, created using 8, 16 and 35mm film, accompanied by
rousing music of the Samurai Jazz Quintet.
(2009, 3’, 35mm, sound, B&W)
Hand-processed film stills showing the organic patterns found in the monumental Lumphini Park in Bangkok.
* Please note that this program takes place a week before the festival.