International Experimental Film Festival from France:
120 Reasons to Disappear (2007)
Friday, February 29 @ 5:15PM
McLane 121 @ Fresno State
relaxed after 4:30PM
videos of the Image Contre Nature 2007 selection - 91min
Festival Images Contre Nature, organized by p'silo of
all experimental short films. Not rated.
A series of 8 short experimental films and
videos from Sweden, France, Germany, China and and the United States
that explore issues of desire, social change, conflict and
technology. An exploration of twenty-first century ways of
seeing and relating to the world as mediated through film and
For Sore Eyes de-by
2mn17 couleur-color stéréo-stereo
For Sore Eyes is another exploration of the ambivalence of the male
gaze and gendered (dis)order. It is a suggestive reflection of life in
the pyrotechnic, in sanatarium of consumerism freedom. But what is
really freedom ?
Sönemböör de-by Samuel Bester
14mn30 couleur-color stéréo-stereo
Fifth volet of a work started in 1996 on the island Sylt (North
Germany) to evoke by image and sound the fragility of the landscape
and the feelings we can have regarding a place which disappearance is
Body of war II de-by Isabelle Schneider
4mn37 couleur-color stéréo-stereo
War on all tv's. I keep you in mind.
Infinite Trajectory de-by Christin Bolewski
12mn23 couleur & n/b-color & b/w
stéréo-stereo 2005 Allemagne-Germany
Infinite Trajectory is an audiovisual essay inspired by a text
of the French Philosopher Jean Baudrillard dealing with topics of
a post-modern society: Electronic mass media collapse space and time
barriers in human communication, enabling us to interact and live on a
global scale, where we are losing the identity of ourselves and the
concept of space.
Un gars, une fille... et Dieu ! de-by Yves-Marie Mahe
5mn couleur-color mono 2005
Oh! my god (miché!)
Psycho(s) de-by Yuk-Yiu Ip & ST
12mn couleur & n/b-color & b/w
stéréo-stereo 2005 Chine-China
Psycho(s) is a live remix of Alfred Hitchcok's Psycho
and Gus Van Sant's remake in 1998. Running on custom software
that edits the films in real-time, Psycho(s) juxtaposes and
condenses the two films that were made almost 40 years apart into a
hypnotic stream of mirror images. The images and sounds, drifting in
and out of sync, create a perpetual state of cinematic déjà vu
that haunts and confuses both the original and its double.
Psycho(s) recycles the original narratives, forming new poetic
associations in an endless cycle of parallel edits.
Mini-series de-by Kara Hearn
11mn47 couleur-color stéréo-stereo
Mini-series is a chain of events drawn from stories, dreams,
first-hand experiences, and fantasies. Each scene utilizes the
techniques of cinema the simplest possible ways to create narratives
that are stripped of everything but the pathos inherent in the medium.
The artist worked alone, playing every role and using whatever props
and costumes were on hand.
A year de-by Mark Street
26mn couleur-color stéréo-stereo
A tattered diary film. Middle age concerns swirl around me in Brooklyn
and follow to North Carolina, and New Orleans (before the storm) and
back home again. Video journal entries mix with 35mm abstract film
images, sublime and inviting, suggesting and elegy for celluloid. As
friends drift away I retreat into myself. Solipsism beckons, and I
stave it off, barely. I contemplate my body falling apart, my kids
growing up, changes and disappearances.
Post-screening discussant: Dan
Nadaner (CSUF professor, Department of Art and Design)
and Susanneh Bieber
Cineculture Club promotes
cultural awareness and addresses diversity issues through film and