SATURDAY 5 MAY
11:50am – 1:10pm
MAIN AUDITORIUM – HEART OF HAWICK
Night vision, quantum physics, entanglement and Johnny Golding’s philosophy of radical matter are investigated in Entangled Nightvisions. Transitions takes us on a journey from the civilising void of the desert to a maximal urban, capitalistic and hedonistic density. A sofa becomes a carriage in Drag, as the familiar furniture of home is invested with new vitality. A rigorous investigation of Frames, shapes and symbols heightens the experience of a woodland walk, leading to a meditative journey into perspective, shapes and landscape in Demarcation of a Dream. The unseen slowly erupts through the quietly banal surface tensions of mundane leisure time in Errata, to surprising effect. Alkaid takes us on a nocturnal wandering across the starry sky, an earthly pilgrimage looking for epiphanies.
*Aurèle Ferrier, Bea Haut, Jason Moyes and Lea Petrikova will be present for a Q&A.
Aura Satz / 12m / 2017 / United Kingdom / UK Premiere
Shot using corrupted nightvision footage, the film explores philosopher Johnny Golding’s interest in quantum physics, entanglement and her philosophy of Radical Matter. Directed, filmed and edited by Aura Satz. Featuring Johnny Golding. Soundtrack by Aura Satz. Sound mixer Gernot Fuhrmann
Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the Wellcome Collection, BFI Southbank, Whitechapel Gallery, (London); John Hansard Gallery (Southampton); Dallas Contemporary (Texas); George Eastman House (Rochester NY); Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Oberhausen); the Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam); the New York Film Festival (NY); Anthology Film Archives (NY); Gallery 44 (Toronto); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead); InterCommunication Centre (Tokyo); Lentos Museum (Linz); and The Sydney Biennale (Sydney). In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ Award and the Jarman Award.
Selected recent Filmography:
Little Pathways to Doors Not Yet Taken, 2016
The Astronomer and the Witch, 2016
Between the Bullet and the Hole, 2015
The Trembling Line, 2015
Chromatic Aberration, 2014
Doorway for Natalie Kalmus, 2013
In and Out of Synch, 2012
Vocal Flame, 2012
Universal Language: A Lost Manifesto, 2012
Oramics: Atlantis Anew, 2011
Onomatopoeic Alphabet, 2010
Sound Seam, 2010
Aurèle Ferrier / 12m 48s / 2017 / Switzerland / Scottish Premiere
TRANSITIONS is a journey from the civilising void of the desert to a maximal urban, capitalistic and hedonistic density, which in the case of Las Vegas assumes some bizarre expression. The film is a contemplation without any people or moving machines in it, focussing on the built and designed. The narration is fragmentary and works with calm frontal, raw tracking shots. TRANSITIONS is also a narrative of “city-becoming”.
“The work Transitions (2017) by Aurèle Ferrier examines the traces left by human civilisation – the conquest of the unwelcoming hostility of the desert ends in the surreal and hedonistic consumerism of Las Vegas. The camera leads us, with a menacing langour, through a backdrop of deserted city-outskirts. The buildings, cars and billboards speak of people’s dreams as they strive for a version of happiness. The prevailingly eerie, apocalyptic mood draws you along on this filmic journey. These traces of humanity seem increasingly laughable and helpless, they vibrate with a peculiar melancholy. Where have the people disappeared to? One has the impression a catastrophe has occurred, an epidemic, or maybe it is simply an empty film set after a shoot? The film with its calm and assured grasp on image and sound is able to produce a refined suspense. The film takes the viewer on an odyssey, one that could also be a metaphor for the boundaries of human endeavour. The human culture and civilisation that emerged from the desert, will in the end be desert again.”
Esther Eppstein & Elodie Pong
Aurèle Ferrier (1975, St.Gallen, CH) lives in Zurich. He attained a BA in Theatre and an MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts. With his video and cinematic works, actions and interventions he explores the limits and connections between nature and civilisation. “His video works display a calm contemplation and visual precision” (Alexandra Blättler, curator). He has exhibited on all the continents and won prizes, i.a. a Grand Jury Award at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Bea Haut / 5m / 2017 / England / Scottish Premiere
Poetic Theater of the Overlooked. Inspired by a dejected sofa left in the street, ‘Drag’ became a comic interruption of the rule of the road.
A road test of materials, bylaws and nerve.
Bea Haut is an artist who works primarily with 16mm film. Manifesting as sculpture, installations and projections, her works allude to perceptions of inter-related moments, spaces, and actions in between. During the 90s she worked with Loophole Cinema, and recently has been producing Analogue Recurring, a 16mm screening event in London. She is a co-founder of Film in Process which is an artist-run service for B&W 16mm processing in the UK. Her films have been shown internationally in festivals such as Media City Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, and at venues such as the Museum of Moving Images, New York and the ICA, London.
Frames, shapes and symbols
Jason Moyes / 5m 6s / 2017 / United Kingdom / World Premiere
Subtle shapes and symbols followed on a woodland walk leads to a forgotten, abandoned landscape.
Jason Moyes gained an interest in short film in 2007 after producing no budget DIY music videos for his band. He has worked in a range of creative roles including radio producer and presenter, music journalist and photographer. His experience working creatively with sound and other media has informed his work and although he has gone beyond producing music videos he still embraces the DIY approach to film making. Jason has had work shown in the UK, Europe and America and is a founding member of the Scotland based Moving Image Makers Collective.
Demarcation of a Dream
Lea Petrikova / 4m 10s / 2017 / Czech Republic / World Premiere
A meditation on perspective, shapes and landscape.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Lea Petrikova is a visual artist. In 2016 she received her MFA (MgA.) from the Center for Audiovisual Studies (CAS) at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague (FAMU). Works on personal projects, commissions, different collaborations and also on a theoretical research. Since 2017 she has been a PhD Candidate at FAMU.
Lana Z Caplan / 20m 40s / 2017 / Italy / UK Premiere
Rhythms of the mundane become a meditation on leisure, work, and time. As the visual cycle repeats – passengers load, unload, reload, boats arrive, depart, arrive – the reading of the Italian ferryboat schedule – town names, times, and departures – morphs from announcement to chant, boats transform, deconstruct, and twist into a mindscape, rendering the unseen, the errata, seen.
Lana Z Caplan’s work has an international exhibition record and has been recognized by awards at various exhibitions and festivals, including the Audience Award at the Crossroads Film Festival in San Francisco and Director’s Prize at Black Maria Film Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Experiments in Cinema, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Currents New Media Festival, Antimatter. Caplan is currently an Assistant Professor of Video and Photography at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Mauro Santini / 6m / 2017 / Italy / World Premiere
Vaghe stelle is a seven-chaptered film, conceived as a musical album and composed of seven movements, which can be watched singly (like songs), or in the established order (like a record) or also mixing the films creating new combinations or possible narrations.
Since 2000, Mauro Santini (Fano, Italy, 1965) has composed a series of video diaries, stories told in the first person about time, memory and the search for oneself. One of these, ‘Da lontano’, won the Italian competition at the 2002 Torino Film Festival. He has participated at the international film festivals of Locarno, Venezia, Oberhausen, Jeonju, Annecy, Rencontres Paris/Berlin/Madrid, DocLisboa, Cinémas Différents Paris, Montpellier and Pesaro amongst others. In 2006, he made the feature film Flòr da Baixa and participated in 2008 with different works at “La cité des yeux, une saison italienne”, about Italian avant-garde cinema from 1968 to 2008, which was organized by the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and curated by Nicole Brenez.
Dove sono stato hi8, 2000, 27’
Di ritorno hi8, 2001, 10’
Dietro i vetri minidv, 2001, 9’
Da lontano minidv, 2002, 7’
Fermo del tempo minidv, 2003, 7’30’’
Petite mémoire minidv, 2003, 6’
Da qui, sopra il mare minidv, 2003, 10’
Flòr da Baixa minidv, 2005, 10’
Lo sguardo nascosto minidv, 2005, 10’
Passeggiate urbinati minidv, 2006, 2×5’
Un jour à Marseille minidv, 2006, 51’
Flòr da Baixa minidv, 2006, 77’
Giornaliero di città e passanti #1 minidv, 2006-2008, 58′
– Bouleverd d’Athene, Marseille
– Sao Mamede, Lisboa
– Calle de Atocha, Madrid
Cosa che fugge minidv, 2008, 5′
Notturno hdv, 2009, 7′
Dove non siamo stati hdv, 2010, 22′
Carmela, salvata dai filibustieri dcp, 2012, 75′ (co-regia G.Maderna)
Il fiume, a ritroso hd, 2012, 51′
Un jour avec Andrée hdv, 2009/2013, 30′
Attesa di un’estate hd, 2013, 16′
Fine d’agosto hd, 2015, 21′