AT THE FRINGE

online film screening

9 - 18 October 2020

ENG SUB  |  FREE

SATURDAY,

10th OCTOBER 2020

19:00 - 20:30

online masterclass
"..." by Georg Koszulinski

20:30 - 22:30
opening of online screening 
Experimental FIlms and Videopoems - Part I

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Selection #1
ENCOUNTERS WITH YOUR STRANGER

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Selection #2
THE UNIVERSE AND I

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Selection #3

DANCE OF MATTER, DANCE OF VISION

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Selection #4
ANIMAL AND HUMAN

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Selection #5

LIVING IN FILMS

SUNDAY,

11th OCTOBER 2020

19:00 - 19:30

online talk
Talk with Georg Koszulinski

by Laura Bianco

 

20:00 - 22:30

opening of online screening

Experimental Films and Videopoems - Part II

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Selection #6

LAND(E)SCAPES

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Selection #7
AMERICAN TALES

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Selection #8

SO LONG

MONDAY,

12th OCTOBER 2020

16:00 - 17:00

opening of online screening

Poetry + Video: A touring program of international video poetry
curated by Marie Craven

PROGRAM of SCREENINGS and EVENTS

ALL THE FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE UNTIL 
Sunday, 18th October 2020 

EXPERIMENTAL FILMS and VIDEOPOEMS

 

curated by Laura Bianco

with Anna Virta and Åsa Scharff

ENCOUNTERS WITH YOUR STRANGER

Who is more stranger to you than your own self? Sometimes a solitary encounter takes place.

Feast

Canada | 6' 12"


directed by Mike Hoolboom

poem "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

synopsis 

Using subtle repeats and rest stops for reflection, the poem’s 15 lines are a narration of self-care, an invitation to do the deep dig of meeting that most unwanted of all visitors. The film is framed by a writer/stand-in who is in search, waiting in the pause between faces. Her writing brings her to a temporary oasis where she can reboot and refresh, invite her many personalities to arrive, and allow old encounters with friends and familiars to flow through her, to become again a living memory.

The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Belgium | 25'


directed by Juliette Joffé

synopsis 

Anxious of not currently acting, an aging actor embarks on a seemingly aimless road trip. He confides in a young British hitchhiker who understands almost nothing of his French. Mixing documentary scenes, impressionistic monologues and absurdist dialogues the film focuses on a protagonist who only feels comfortable in fictional roles, struggling to live with himself and his past.

THE UNIVERSE AND I

A selection of first-person films, where the subjects turn their gaze to the vast Universe to find something of themselves.

Solstice Sol Invictus

UK | 2' 57"

directed by Sarah Tremlett

poem by Lucy English, Sarah Tremlett 

synopsis 

Light, hope, faith – regeneration and solar time. As the unconquered sun rises from the winter solstice, it also descends from the summer solstice to winter again; moving through two parallel equinoxes. This poetry film is a pair to Summer Solstice for The Book of Hours poetry film project by Lucy English.

New Mexico Deathwish Diatribe

USA | 11' 55"


directed by Georg Koszulinski

synopsis 

Three narrators converge in the deserts of New Mexico, each with a separate story to tell. One narrator is J. Robert Oppenheimer, another is a visitor from outer space, and the other is me.

WARNING: THIS FILM COULD TRIGGER SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

Huo Zhe

Taiwan | 3' 6"


directed by Kino Lee

synopsis 

Hands are us, water is how the life is treating us, and we as audiences are watching life from afar. "Huo Zhe" means "living" in Mandarin.

Moss

UK | 1' 13"


directed by Jane Glennie

poem by Natalie Whittaker

synopsis 

The film captures the unsettling nature of the poem in claustrophobic close-ups.

WARNING: THIS FILM COULD TRIGGER SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

DANCE OF MATTER, DANCE OF VISION

Abstract dances made of matter, still images revived by the dance of a body. Movement and stillness, intangible and physical are meeting in a dance.

Cineplasto

Norway | 4' 49"


directed by Thor Sivertsen

synopsis 

An abstract experimental art film. Organic and geometric shapes drifting and making constantly new pictures. 

The Immortality Of The Crab

Italy | 2' 20"


directed by Giacomo Manzotti

synopsis 

Experimental animated short film shot on super 8 film, made with in-camera editing and no post production. In this movie, the synaesthetic research between sound and image is accomplished by connecting the animations, made on 1125 cardboard frames, with an original soundtrack produced using only sounds sampled by handling pieces of cardboard.

Against

UK | 5'


directed by Sally Waterman

synopsis 

The 'Translucence' series reflects upon mortality, bereavement and remembrance through an interpretation of Donna McKevitt’s musical score (Warner Classics, 1998) and the writings of the British filmmaker Derek Jarman. 'Against' (2014) plays with the perception of family memory through a series of repetitive gestures, performed by the artist in response to Mckevitt's score. The desire for attachment, coupled with an unsettling sense of separation is implied as Waterman attempts to embody the projected images she took of her grandmother, just before she died twenty years ago.

ANIMAL AND HUMAN

Killed, captured, catalogued, observed through the lenses of our technological devices - animals are undoubtedly the protagonists of these films. But there is a second character - hiding offscreen, appearing in the corners of the frame or as an army of identical members - a human with no face.

Butterfly Disaster

USA | 6' 50"


directed by Caryn Cline

synopsis 

“What looks like agricultural success, purging bean and corn fields of milkweed... turns out to be a butterfly disaster.” –Verlyn Klinkenborg. Inspired by Klinkenborg’s essay, using four found footage sources, I edited, optically-printed, superimposed, scratched on and bleached the film to highlight, lament and challenge the butterfly’s dilemma.

Il Sentire Dell'Occhio (The Hearing Of The Eye)

Italy | 5' 30"


directed by Alessia Cecchet

synopsis 

An experimental piece that explores death through a post-humanist lens. Our understanding of the animal other changes once it has died. We look away, no longer in awe and the wonder becomes horror. The film re-centers the animal in its passing, compelling the viewer to linger on death, reconsidering its value and opening the possibility for empathy.

Passerine In Time

Denmark | 7' 53"


directed by Laurids Andersen Sonne

synopsis 

A study of the gestural encounter between the hand of man and the entrapment of birds in it. The film investigates the haptic encounters between man and bird, where the hand becomes an embodiment of man’s desire for knowledge about something other, through the methodical labor of the hand as it repeatedly captures, inspect, measure, band and logs migratory birds before their release. Something other in nature which by a mere flick is capable of something man has reached for in eternity; the freedom of flight.

Lack Of Light

Spain | 7' 32"


directed by Pere Ginard

synopsis 

Created after the musical work "Tangible" composed by Raquel García-Tomás, the film "Lack of light" is a phantasmagoria that explores life and death and the things in between.

Freeze Frame

Belgium | 5'


directed by Soetkin Verstegen

synopsis 

Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Selection #5

LIVING IN FILMS

Characters come out of the images of their time.

Entre Les Images

Belgium | 4'


directed by Vito A. Rowlands

poem by Vito A. Rowlands

synopsis 

A young woman laments the loss of her innocence and mourns her lover as Europe is ravaged by war in the summer of 1914.

New Woman

Canada | 26' 16"


directed by Rita Tse

synopsis 

A meditative journey that investigates the look of the “New Woman” in Chinese silent screen. Through using archival film footage with intertitles also derived from the Chinese silent films, the film explores patriarchal perspectives in the portrayal of women in Chinese silent cinema, and deconstructs their appearances in order to reveal the impressive talent and outlook of the “New Woman”, which have been largely ignored and forgotten. The film features four thematic sections, Virtue, Modeng Woman, Unbound Feet, and New Woman. The footage of each section has been re-worked differently by using relevant hand processing and manipulation techniques, including toning, reticulation, solarization, contact printing, and coffee processing.

Selection #6

LAND(E)SCAPES

Inner and outer landscapes, always in motion - flickering, burning, moving, appearing and disappearing with light and changing through time and space. Landscapes escaping a definitive portrait.

Mountain View

Austria | 2' 40"


directed by Markus Maicher

synopsis 

An experimental piece that explores death through a post-humanist lens. Our understanding of the animal other changes once it has died. We look away, no longer in awe and the wonder becomes horror. The film re-centers the animal in its passing, compelling the viewer to linger on death, reconsidering its value and opening the possibility for empathy.

WARNING: THIS FILM COULD TRIGGER SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

L'Outremer

France | 6' 55"


directed by Florian Maricourt

synopsis 

L'Outremer is a poem filmed on the phone. It is diurnal, coastal, it advances on the rocks, in front of the sea, it hurts the eyes, it's all in the sun, all in waves, all in sand.

Tale Of The High Twinkler

Belgium | 8' 48"


directed by Aylin Gökmen

synopsis 

This tale explores the tumultuous relationship that sailors and monks have had with “Hoge Blekker", the highest sand dune in Belgium, over the course of several centuries.

Murmur

Belgium | 10' 21"


directed by Jan Locus, Stijn Demeulnare

synopsis 

Brussels was built on a swamp, today there is only one tiny part of Brussels that is still officially a swamp. Although continually threatened by development the area stayed intact largely due to being ensnared between two railroad tracks. As the morning light slowly rises, so does the dawn chorus. The city drone permeates the sound of the swamp, and a strange mix enfolds between the sound of an awakening nature and a human presence. Urban drone and bird song merge to an unfamiliar murmur.

Dog Daze

Australia | 4' 3"


directed by Ian Gibbins

poem by Ian Gibbins

synopsis 

"as cool as marrowbone jelly, I'm on to you... I can track the droplets of fear, bare-boned on your long and solitary road... too late now to call for your doctor... I have all the time in the world..." Inspired by David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs”.

Douro - Symphony Of A River

Portugal | 15'


directed by Virgilio Oliveira

synopsis 

From high up in the glacier-carved mountains of Northern Spain, towards the Atlantic Ocean in the cities of Porto and V.N.Gaia in Northern Portugal, "Douro - Symphony of a river", presents a reflexive journey through one of the most important water highways in the Iberian Peninsula. From the seeming quietness of the natural world into the noise of human presence, this sensorial experience celebrates the Douro’s importance to the sustainability of life since the dawn of human history.

One Little Tiny

USA | 31' 58"


directed by Brandon Wilson

synopsis 

Aches and desires on the surface of the mind and beneath it. Memories in fragments. Layers at rest and unrest. The mind as metaphor. A woman laments to her mother about her wish to escape what she has come to perceive as a plodding and banal life, full of irritating events and characters. One Little Tiny travels through her mind into collaged and mirrored layers of memory and the present, through realms perhaps unknown or forgotten.

Selection #7

AMERICAN TALES

American dreams yesterday and today.

Jeano

USA | 15'


directed by Peter Coccoma, Anna Roberts-Gevalt

synopsis 

A visual and sonic exploration of this American folk song: “Oh, if i were queen of France, or still better Pope of Rome / I’d have no fighting men abroad, nor weeping maids at home. / All the world should be at peace and the might should be the right / I’d have those that made the quarrelling, the only ones to fight”. Circling around two figures - a New England housewife, the wisher - and a character in a more mythic waiting space, perhaps collecting all the wishes - the film considers the potential power in the wishes of those waiting for the war to end. An imaginative exploration into how we engage with the dreams of the past.

Willpower

USA | 15' 7"


directed by Max E. Barnes Herrlander

synopsis 

Three distinctly different pairs of lives collide into each other during the Indy 500 race. Renowned Swedish rappers Joy M'batha & Frej Larsson star in this pulse thumper alongside American rapper, Debra Danielsen, better known as the mother of original MTV teen mom, Farrah Abraham.

Selection #8

SO LONG

Three films about leaving your home country.

Da-Dzma (A Sister And A Brother)

Belgium | 15' 25"


directed by Jaro Minne

synopsis 

Winter. A fifteen-year-old girl in a remote Georgian village tries to get closer to her older brother, just as he decides to leave home in search for work abroad.

At Home But Not At Home

USA | 10' 15"


directed by Suneil Sanzgiri

synopsis 

An essayistic exploration of identity, cinema, and liberation through Skype interviews with my father growing up under Portuguese colonialism in India. Utilising various methods and modes of seeing at a distance, this film questions the construction of artifice and memory through the moving image.

International Voice Memo

South Africa | 1' 51"


directed by Roger Horn

synopsis 

A short voice memo sent from South Africa to the U.S.A. reveals the economic struggles and reliance on parental assistance for the fortunate among the Xennial generation (1977-1983).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georg has been making films and videos since 1999. His recent work engages issues of the Anthropocene and merges his interests in science, poetry, and radical forms of non-fiction filmmaking. His award-winning works have been presented at hundreds of film festivals around the world. His feature documentaries, White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance, and America is Waiting are available through Docurama. Fandor distributes his Florida Trilogy (2007-14) and his experimental film essay series, Frontier Journals #1-8 (2013-15). His work has also appeared on the Documentary Channel, Docurama, GuideDoc, Streampix/Xfinity, and the Journal of Short Film.

 
AT THE FRINGE
 
 
Oct 9 - Oct 18, 2020
Tranås - Sweden

at the Fringe-festivalen 9-18 oktober 2020 arrangeras av Kultivera med hjälp av Kulturens, Tranås kommun, Litteraturcentrum KVU, SPEGEL, WriteForWords,
Svenska Akademien, Kultrurrådet. Region Jönköping, EFG, PlanB, Red Door, La libélula Vaga, Badhotellet, Populär Poesi, Magnus Grehn Förlag