07.10 One Minute Film Collection v.2 (I)

One Minute Film Collection 2

participants part 1
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Agricola de Cologne (Germany)
Antonio Alvarado (Spain)
Alison Beda (USA)
Ennio Bertrand (France)
Nathan Boyer (USA)
Jack Brandtman (Australia))
Anna Bajjou (PL)
Vienne Chan (Canada)
Glenn Church (USA)
Christopher Coleman (USA)
Hervé Constant (UK)
Wiracha Daochai (Thailand)
Nikki Davis (USA)
Adam Dragojevic (Serbia)
Gergely Erdely (Hungary)
Irina Gabiani (Georgia)
Nora Gergely (Hungary)
Rajorshi Ghosh (USA)
Henri Gwiazda (USA)
Gruppo Sinestetico (IT)
Constantin Hartenstein (Germany)

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participants part 2

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Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
biography

The Pleasure Code
2009, 1:00
Short synopsis
Short, usual and painful.
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Antonio Alvarado
biography

Title: San Antonio 12 (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis: An afternoon tour at Ecija (Spain).
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Alison Beda
biography

Title: Just a Minute (2008, 1:00)
Synopsis:
A single urban woman is caught up in the rat-race of modern life in this dance film. JUST A MINUTE features the dancer JENNIFER CLARKE and is the first film by the art collective 3/60 which is director ALLISON BEDA, choreographer CLAIRE FRENCH and composer JAMES MAXWELL.
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Ennio Bertrand

Title: Guantanamera (2005, 1:00)
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Nathan Boyer
biography

Title: Robot’s Alpine Quest (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis: A robot searches the alps for meaning.

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Jack Brandtman
biography

Title: Nightlife (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
This short allows us to glimpse into a brief moment of an overall greater event. We can all relate to the situation developed and the issues of identity in the balance. Though it takes the audience to conceive the larger picture that is in motion.
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Anna Bajjou
biography

Title: English City
Synopsis:
1min si­lence about live in big metropo­lis.

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Vienne Chan
biography

Title: Missing in Action (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:Photos are often proof of veracity to memory, and even proof to the veracity of our very existence in the case of passports and identity cards. While previously photographs were largely reserved for important life-cycle events, today we take photographs of almost everything we do. The question then becomes, what happens to how we know ourselves if photographs were suddenly taken from us?

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Glenn Church
biography

Title: It never Happened! (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
Taking as its starting point the dystopian themes on memory in the George Orwell novel ‘1984, and the thoughts in the secret diary of the main character Winston Smith; the video portrays a blank figure devoid of identity, memory and body. The mask is a product of the wasteland of historical revisionism, and a flow of information that has been changed at the source as in a deviated river. The terror that is the realization of the truth in the words that appear on the screen, speak to us not only as a far off and fantastical dystopian nightmare, but as a potential byproduct of the information age. A reality in which our own flow of information appears as unchecked fact, and like in the wakened nightmare of Winston Smith, subject to revisionism at the source, and after the event. With this revisionism in place our memories and henceforth our very identity can be challenged as in: ‘It never happened’.

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Michael Salter and Chris Coleman
biography

Title: Billboard (2007, 1:00)
Synopsis:
The quiet remains of America’s past/present/future crackling in the wind.
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Hervé Constant
biography

Title: 59 Steps (2006, 1:00)
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Wiracha Daochai
biography

Title: Identity: Developed Country (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
Is there anything that they forget to develop?
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Nick Davis
biography

Title: Rainbow Diary (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis:
Looking back into my own childhood art, the central motif of most of my drawings was the rainbow, carefully drawn, crayon color upon color. Rainbows glow with innocence, and despite life’s realities, all seemed magical and unreal when drawing these symbols. This video diary entry begins with the empty, white, single-channel video screen. Slowly, footage — cut out into recognizable shapes — begins to form a landscape. Piece by piece, a familiar scene emerges and yet beneath it all, something unpleasant lurks. In an attempt to escape the realities of life, a child often turns the ordinary into something magical, and the indefinable into something dangerous.
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Adam Dragojević
biography

Title: Sweet Memory (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
Memory os all you have
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Gergely Erdelyi
biography

Title: Myth (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
A reflection on elements of life, using some images basically as „icons” or „pictograms”, as they emerge for just some seconds. To these images many recurring themes (archetypes, if you like) are attached, that are crucial to the lives of every one of us. Identity, or memories are concerned as far as they make up what we reached to become as of now. This as of now can be a constantly progressing and updating present, like a constant postponing, to say so, of envisaging what is yet to come. Something that we are sure that is unescapable, but absolutely open as to when it is going to happen. This way, life is a constant „so far it is OK”, or „this can wait until tomorrow”, but we know that tomorrow will be a day n+1. And these issues that we are carrying inside, are incertainties, adherences, beliefs that we sense as fixed reference points, but deeper we know that we are absolutely clueless about the exact outcome. And the point is, that it is rolling, the question remains open, today, too. Another row of tetris is complete, leaving room to breathe on. But how long can we fix the pieces before it fills up?

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Irina Gabiani
biography

Title: Diachronicon (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
With this video, the artist looks at her “everyday surrounding familiar world” which is part of her identity, from a different point of view, i.e. through reflections: this allow the artist to see the reality from a wider perspective, not only from her personal point of view but also from outside, as we do when we re-watch in our mind past events…… in a diachronic way …….
Trying to see what is happening around us, not only from our personal point of view but also from outside, and from the point of view of the totality of the things, changes our being and makes us understand that everything that surrounds us is a part of the big organism, and mirrors it.

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Nora Gergely
biography

Title: Earth (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis:
The children are spending their freetime in court of the school
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Rajorshi Ghosh
biography

Title: Spectacle of Society (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis:
The current president of the United States, Barack Obama is digitally removed from a found footage of his address to the Congress. The auditorium is mirrored to create the feeling of a historic Roman arena but without the spectacle in the center. The applause of the audience, in the lack of context and with repetition, translates from a familiar collective response to an unending loop of absurd and chaotic reciprocation.
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Gruppo Sinestetico
biography

Title: anche un parole uccidona
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Henry Gwiazda
biography

Title: claudia and paul 5:05, 5:06, 5:07, 5:08 p.m (2010, 1:00)
Synopsis:
What if we could observe and hear all of the activity of the past 4 min. superimposed? What if we could see the four versions of ourselves in each of the four time periods? Which is the real one? Or is our identity a result of time passed?
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Constantin Hartenstein
biography

Title: Tschilln (2009, 1:00)
Synopsis:
my dad and the robodance
at the same time in one room
that looked like a polish fish restaurant
but was a talent pool instead
memorizing hip hop moves
and adding them to one´s own identity
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