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An Islington Resident

Documentary Film
UK
2010
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Max Colson
Max Colson
Inkliing
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson devotes a photo series and a short documentary to the London rapper Melanin 9. The black musician is a highly critical observer of how the British hip-hop scene reaffirms media stereotypes. Colson is faced with a similar problem: How can he adequately portray his protagonist in documentary terms?

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animation Perspectives
Construction Lines Max Colson

The luxury real estate project in London goes three floors deep underground. The neighbours imagine perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes.

Construction Lines

Animated Film
UK
2017
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The luxury real estate project of a foreign multimillionaire in London goes three floors deep underground and offers lots of food for bizarre speculations among the neighbours. Using the “SketchUp” planning software, Max Colson visualises all the perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes imagined by the concerned citizens. The cropped 3D model drifts untethered in the vacuum of prejudice.

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animation Perspectives
Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt] Max Colson

A housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture.

Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt]

Animated Film
UK
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
From “Le Medina” to “Le Medi” – a housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture. Speech bubbles with comments by potential buyers are crowded between the lines of the drawing. For all their love of the exotic – the acceptance of foreign lifestyles only reaches as far as the Mediterranean.

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animation Perspectives
The Green and Pleasant Land Max Colson

The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual United Kingdom.

UK

UK
2018

The Green and Pleasant Land

Animated Film
UK
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Max Colson
Max Colson
Kevin MacLeod
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual, infographic United Kingdom. He chooses figures and textures from digital libraries and scales them into a quirky virtual paradise that is brexitarily susceptible to arbitrary shifts of meaning.

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.