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Imitations of Life

The cinema lures us into intoxicating worlds of forbidden desires and dangerous places. The movies provide these artists with the raw material to strip back the image to its fundamental forms, to then build new aesthetic structures that range from the lyrical to the abstract.

Helen de Witt

Urschrift


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  • Director Julia Dogra-Brazell
  • UK 2014
  • 3 mins

Re-filming in many formats, the film revels in the generic clichés of the 40s police procedural thriller.

No More Lonely Nights


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  • Director Fabio Scacchioli, Vincenzo Core
  • Italy 2013
  • 21 mins

A degenerated melodrama, that claws away at the high gloss of Hollywood’s classic movies to expose the raw emotional, political and aesthetic tensions that are at the heart of cinema.

The Hummingbird Wars


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  • Director Janie Geiser
  • USA 2014
  • 10 mins

Seeking and grasping at what is hidden from our eyes. Haunting moments of surrealism that extract us from the everyday into a realm of magic and music.

Vampire Bat


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  • Director Stuart Pound
  • UK 2014
  • 3 mins

F. W. Murnau’s menace is double, and triple, trouble.

The Emblazoned Apparitions

The Emblazoned Apparitions

  • Director Philip Solomon
  • USA 2013
  • 6 mins

An alchemically treated lullaby to the end of cinema, featuring Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

The Mission


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  • Director David Leister
  • UK 2014
  • 3 mins

The action of Mission Impossible, refilmed, replayed and repeated to abstraction.

Sea of Vapours


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  • Director Sylvia Schedelbauer
  • Germany 2014
  • 15 mins

Manipulations of archival footage, cut to match the lunar cycle, bring together inner and outer space through projecting the imagination on the landscape.

Please note this film contains pronounced strobing effects throughout.

Weresheglanspearthere


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  • Director Sebastien Buerkner
  • UK 2014
  • 5 mins

Exquisite shapes, colours and movement articulate an endless digital arena.

Odessa Crash Test


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  • Director Norbert Pfaffenbicher
  • Austria 2014
  • 6 mins

Isolated from the rest of the action, this time the pram from Eisenstein’s Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin really crashes to the bottom.

Erigone’s Daughter


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  • Director Lewis Klahr
  • USA 2014
  • 15 mins

This cut-out animated collage picks out the detail to artfully expose the types and tropes of Hollywood crime thrillers with a dadaesque dynamic.

Total running time 87 mins


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