Strings of Affection | Emmanuelle Antille | 2009 | 9:41 min.
Strings of Affection
shows the particular connection of a woman with her domestic surroundings.
Using a ball of string, she begins weaving threads through all the rooms of the house, creating a web inside the apartment. Little by little a strange inner geometry takes shape, at once very liberating, but quickly totally constricting. The apartment becomes a mental space, a mirror of the psyche of the character.

Emmanuelle Antille was born in 1972 in Lausanne, Switzerland. She makes films, photographs and installations, writes texts and scripts, is a singer and musician. Antille has received several recognitions and awards including: three Swiss Art Awards, Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, Review + film contest, Migros Culture, Swiss Studio in Berlin and in Couvent des Recollets in Paris. Her exhibitions include: Kunstverein in Frankfurt, The Renaissance Society in Chicago, CCA in Glasgow, Site Gallery in Sheffield, Toyko Wonder Site in Tokyo, De Appel in Amsterdam, Migros Museum in Zürich, Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris. In 2003 she represented Switzerland in the 50th edition of the Venice Biennale.

  Das Haus | Lena Maria Thuering | 2008 | 11:00 min.

In the film piece The House, half a century of a family's history is projected on the empty walls of a detached house: the camera slowly runs through the hallways, rooms and staircase, while a narrator's voice tells the past. Thüring’s interaction with time and space plays with the expectations of the viewer and questions the relationship between documentation and fiction. By objectifying word and vision on a formal level, Thüring also confronts the viewers with their own past.  

Lena Maria Thuering is a swiss artist, based in Zurich Switzerland. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She has exhibited work at venues as Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne (2007), Zentrum Paul Klee Bern (2008), Kunsthalle Basel (2008), Kunsthaus Baselland (2009), Kunstmuseum Bern (2010) Kunsthaus Langenthal (2010) and had screenings at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France (2009) and the Reina Sofia National Museum Madrid in Spain (2010), Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany (2010). She received several awards including Swiss Art Award (2008), Grant from Canton Zurich, (2008), Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Award (2009), BLKB-Art Prize Baselland (2009), Grant from Canton Zurich (2009) and 6 month artist residencies in Paris (2009) and New York (2010).

  Don't Hurry, Don't Worry | Gautam Kansara | 2010 | 6:20 min.
In Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry, I utilize an archive of family footage, shot within my grandparent’s flat in London from 2004-2008. By projecting the old footage back onto the original spaces where it was recorded in the flat, which has been in a semi-vacant state since my grandparent’s passed away in 2008, I reveal a portal or a window into the past. Re-filming these projections in the kitchen, living room, dining room , and bedroom the work evokes how inseparable we become from the spaces we inhabit, which through a lifetime lived function as an extension of our bodies and ourselves.

Since 2002 Gautam Kansara’s video and photographic work have been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including "Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry" at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi (2010); "No Soul For Sale" at X-Initiative in NYC (2009), "us between us" at Real Art Ways in Hartford (2008); "Rencontres Internationales" at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2008); "TV Dinners" at LMAK Projects, NYC (2007); "Transitio MX 2" at Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City (2007); Gautam has been a resident artist at Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, and the Center for Book Arts, all in NYC.
  The Day Was A Scorcher | Ken Jacobs | 2009 | 7:48 min.

Movie-star Flo, Nisi the thoughtful young girl, and Aza old enough to trudge with the rest of us but still expecting to be pushed around on wheels. The sun doesn`t kid around when it`s a sunny day in Rome. But it`s a perfect day , when -as said- nothing happens.

Ken Jacobs was born in 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. He studied painting with Hans Hofmann between1956 and 1957. He started making films in 1955. He created / directed The Millennium Film Workshop, N.Y.C.from 1966 to 1968. He started the Department of Cinema at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, 1969. He has been Professor of Cinema from1974 to 2000, Distinguished Prof. of Cinema Emeritus since 2002. He is specialized in underground cinema and has made the films “Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son” (1969) and “Blonde Cobra” (1963). He has created the word “paracinema” at the beginnings of the seventies to name cinematic experiences using non-conventional technologies. He has been participating at the creation of the cinema department of the Harpur College (today Binghamton University) with Larry Gottheim. His work has been screened worldwide and is part of the most important art collections.

  Hector and Me | Sam Holden | 2009 | 3:28 min.

This short documentary portrait offers an insight into the life of Chris Waller through his relationship with long-term companion, Hector.

Using a range of approaches and a variety of media, my work primarily focuses on the representation of the self; exploring issues surrounding identity, hyperconsciousness, multiplicity, self-image and the image repertoire. My video work, often incorporating split screens and modified narrative structures, blurs the boundaries between documentary film and artist’s moving image whilst placing a strong emphasis on audience engagement and inclusivity.
My work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including shows in London (inc. The Photographer’s Gallery & ICA), USA, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus, Spain and South Korea. I completed my BA (Hons) Degree in Editorial Photography from the University of Brighton in 2003 and my Master’s Degree in Photography at London College of Communication, London in 2008.

  1990-1995 | Nicole Sloan | 2010 | 3:00 min.

In 1990-1995 I explore a section of my turbulent childhood where I experienced abandonment, parental drug use and verbal abuse. These narrations are juxtaposition against appropriated images of popular culture, natural disasters and the every day. It is through this relationship of the highly personal and the universally known that I hope to create situational tension and humorous word play with the viewer.

I was born and raised in Southern California, and received my BFA in Photography from Cal Sate University of Fullerton. Currently I am pursing my MFA at Cal State University of Long Beach and am working with photography and video. My parent\'s divorced when I was 5 years old, and by the time I was 16 I had already lived in over thirteen different places throughout Southern California. Through my mother\'s drug use and my father alcoholism, I have been left with many questions about my past and what really transpired. Slowly, I am trying to put back the pieces. It is through these recollections of events that I open up a dialogue about the bias nature of memory and the understanding events.

  Top Tomato | Jill Epstein | 2010 | 4:00 min.
Top Tomato, a handful of found photos are viewed by strangers who are asked to tell the tale of the “Top Tomato Market” as if it were their own family business. The actual market sat vacant for years awaiting an opening, but after some construction, the business folded before the doors even opened. Thus, these stories reflect a business that never was. The juxtaposition of the different tales creates both a sense of unity and a sense of friction amongst the people. When looking at family photos, one projects their own histories onto the people in the photos. Maybe secrets are brought up or maybe truths are told, but all the reactions weave a story about the meaning of family.

Jill Epstein is a Los Angeles based artist and producer. She has exhibited internationally including the Melbourne Biennale and, most recently, in the Performance Intermedia Festival in Poland. She has worked as an adjunct professor of photography, video, film and animation at Pratt Institute, Pace University and Fairleigh Dickinson University and as a visiting professor at the Shanghai School of Film. She was born and raised in NYC and holds dual masters of fine arts degrees from Hunter College and Glasgow School of Art.
  It's a Small World | Axel Roessler | 2009 | 02:00 min.
A trip to the past in California, inspired by a nice Polaroid photo album found at the Melrose Trading Post fleamarket, Los Angeles. The polaroids in this scruffy album were showing a family at different tourist spots and at home in the California of the 1960s, all bleached out with this typical Polaroid feeling all over. This short animation is sort of an homage to the long forgotten West Coast and California of the sixties and readjusts the voyage of the protagonists on the photos. Animated by Axel Roessler, Soundtrack by Bertram Ritter.

Born in 1966 in Langenhagen/Germany. Although I have a diploma in Sociology, my interests changed a lot during years after school (still does), and finally together with friends I founded a Frankfurt based label for media, design, art and electronic music. Main focus on selftaught animation and 3d software.
Since 2000 animations in combination with music, also other experimental clips and exhibitions in Switzerland,
Italy, France and Germany. Since 2006 work on with Ellen Wagner - a platform for all music related stuff and animations, strongly influenced by an America we wish it still existed. Live and work in Frankfurt/Germany, Lobo/Texas and Tucson/Arizona in turns.