Film Archive

International Programme 2019
Just a Small Na Kyung Kim

This small story of the tiny eel in the vast ocean probes the eternal cycle of life. The starting point of this contemplative journey is a mosaic painting by Na Kyung Kim.

Just a Small

Animated Film
USA
2019
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Na Kyung Kim
Na Kyung Kim
Na Kyung Kim
Na Kyung Kim
Na Kyung Kim
Na Kyung Kim
Aidan Reynolds
An eel faces existential challenges in the blue-black of the sea. Iridescent sea creatures float through the water, occasional predatory fish cross his path. With her small story of a tiny animal in the vastness of the ocean, Na Kyung Kim takes the pulse of the eternal cycle of life. The starting point of this contemplative journey is her mosaic painting of six plates of about one square metre each. The soundtrack by Aidan Reynolds contributes to the atmospheric density.

Nadja Rademacher
International Programme 2019
Mate Chaerin Im

A close-up of the powers that influence mating rituals: powers of attraction and repulsion. Copperplate prints, drawings and photos flicker at different points on the screen.

Mate

Animated Film
USA
2019
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
Chaerin Im, Ray Chang
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Shanthal Caba
A close-up of the powers at work in mating rituals: powers of attraction and repulsion. Copperplate prints, drawings and photos flicker at different points on the screen, almost like breathing. Phallic loops of attraction and struggle are choreographed in the abstract by Chaerin Im. The musical accompaniment by Roger Kim follows the multiplying images which sometimes arrange themselves in triptychs.

Nadja Rademacher
International Programme 2019
Score for Joanna Kotze Shelly Silver

A space that can be everything. Or nothing. A four-minute essayistic stream of consciousness about the American choreographer Joanna Kotze – and pollution in the Mediterranean.

Score for Joanna Kotze

Documentary Film
Italy,
USA
2019
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Maureen McLane
An imaginary space that could be anything. Or nothing. A space that is everything one wants it to be. Dancers co-opt spaces and transform them into an irresistible pull – as does the American choreographer Joanna Kotze, for whom this essayistic score of words and images was written. Shelly Silver created a four-minute associative flow of consciousness that is an indictment of pollution in the Italian Mediterranean, too.

Julia Weigl