Video art

Re
China. 2018

Director:  Yaqing Chen

Producer: Yaqing Chen

I entitled “Re” to this 4 minutes short film because I consider this prefix the most effective word to express the odor of postmodernity after "deconstructionism" in modernity study. Since the context of the art creation is changing, artists need to rethink and reconstruct all existing world’s definitions. “Re" is very direct, in which you can add any verb: rethink, reconsider, recreate…It is also extremely austere, incorporating with my understanding of aesthetics and spatial art. In my perspective, “Re” does not mean to destroy, but to add on, to forward, to challenge and to criticize, to step out of the comfort zone, to cross boundaries.  I started to think about this big concept with a simple question: how do we rethink our surroundings: places we often go, scenes happen occasionally or every day. People interact with their scenes in a very conventional way. It is time for people to change their ways of looking at a museum space, a nightclub or a film set because they have their autonomies to explain anything, certainly, including the places they live in. There is no need to listen to any aesthetic authority or pragmatic pattern.

AND THEIR FACES WILL BE PAINTED
Norway, 2017

Director:  ELIN GLÆRUM HAUGLAND

A hillside behind a field of grass. A strange sound. Wind instruments. Suddenly a human figure appears in front of the hillside. The figure is walking towards the camera. It is a woman. It is quiet again. On her way forward, the woman becomes double, the colors change, what is happening? The strange sound is back. Then things go back to normal, and she continues forward. Right in front of us, she stops. The sound of the wind is suddenly strong. Her face is painted with patterns, maori warrior paint with female symbols. She bends her head backwards and as she reveals her bare throat covered in stripes, the sound is back, the wind instruments, and her face is double, vague, the colors are different. When she looks forward again, staring at us, she seems normal again. She looks to one side, then the other. Her face returns to face us, and the gaze is intense. In the same moment the colors change, the sound is strong, the gaze intense, and then, all is black.Producer: Elin Glaerum Haugland

The taste of the smell
United States, 2018

Director:   Trevor Pilsen  

Writer: Trevor Pilsen

The taste of the smell is as sublime as closing your eyes before the beloved person and flying ... flying ...

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