A Hand That Speaks | J. Tobias Anderson | 2011 | 1:09 min.
"Take a look at these hands. Take a look at these hands. The hand speaks."

J. Tobias Anderson was born in 1971 and grew up on Gotland in the Baltic Sea. His education includes the University Collage of Arts Crafts & Design as well as the Royal Collage of Art, both in Stockholm. He lives in Nacka just outside of Stockholm. Working mainly with video and animation Anderson has moved between narrative and non-narrative works and through the years he has created almost 40 films. He has also been experimenting with different forms of music and sound installations. Notable exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, Kunst-Werke Berlin, CaixaForum in Barcelona and Museo de Colecciones ICO in Madrid, as well as solo exhibitions at MMC Luka in Pula Croatia, ak28 in Stockholm and Uppsala Art Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. He is collaborating with Filmform Foundation in Stockholm and Espaivisor in Valencia, Spain.

  Housewives - Left Alone! | Julie Casper Roth | 2011 | 4:00 min.

 History is the result of interpretations of the past and its artifacts.  Housewives Left Alone excavates a particular type of artifact – the mid-century filmstrip – to find lesbian moments of desire and enjoyment amidst stereotypical depictions of the 1950s housewife.

Julie Casper Roth is an award-winning filmmaker and video artist whose work has been presented at such venues as the MadCat International Women's Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Chicago Reeling Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival, video_dumbo, the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Anthology Film Archives. Her work has also been screened in gallery settings including Artists' Television Access in San Francisco and the SCOPE Art Fair held at Lincoln Center and in Basel, Switzerland.   She is the recipient of several festival and grant awards and was a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow.

  Threesome | Johannes Dullin | 2010 | 10:00 min.

While Stefan and Paul relax sipping their cocktail, Ann-Kristin gets cosy on her couch. "Some company wouldn't do any harm," she considers, and in doing so she thinks of Stefan. He and Paul are watching Friends in the Bermuda Bar, when suddenly Stefan's phone rings. It is an
invitation from Ann-Kristin to come over. Stefan does not contemplate for long and asks Paul to join him. Ann-Kristin is happy about the visit of the two men. Kindly she invites them to join her on the couch, where they gradually get closer to one other.

Johannes Dullin (1980) grown up in Bonn, Germany and received training at Scuola Teatro Dimitri (CH) 2000-2004
He is currently working as an actor and director Dullin is also the co-founder and artistic director Of Banality Dreams (performance and theatre) and co-founder of the Authentic Boys (film and fine arts) Is a regular tutor at Scuola Teatro Dimitri (CH)
Taught the workshop Banality and Profundity in Verscio (CH), Stuttgart (D), MexicoCity (MEX)

  The Oak Grove | Noah Krell | 2011 | 3:11 min.
    Hailing from western Maine, Noah currently resides in San Francisco, as he pursues a MFA through California College of the Arts. His current work draws on the physicality of the body to explore issues of masculinity, passivity, relationships, and care-taking.


  Advent | Petr Hátle | 2010 | 18:30 min.
This re-enacted documentary from the peripheries of pre-Christmas Prague depicts one evening and one morning in the life of six characters in search of their place in the world. A colorful, melodramatic, stylized meta-documentary of marginal lives.

Petr Hátle Born in 1983. Student of Documentary Department, FAMU, Prague. Now living in Istanbul as an EU internship participant.

  Lesser Apes | Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby | 2011 | 19:00 min.

A winningly oblique narrative of forbidden love, Lesser Apes offers an inter-species fairytale between primatologist Farrah and the female bonobo (ape) Meema. Farrah extols the virtues of language as it offers the hope of empathy, but at the same time it pushes her out of her body, which she can recover only through a series of transgressions. These are offered in an impressionist collage – misted landscapes and time lapsed animals rotting, balloons caught in a rainshower. But most harrowingly there is a stunned verité encounter with Vey Duke lying comatose and jaundiced in a hospital bed, very near death, while her partner, Cooper, looks on with a face that signals that everything will be alright, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. These lyrical diary moments are filled with the punctum, with the sharp point of a picture that looks back, raw memory fragments that hurt the viewer to witness. They are interwoven with a-go-go animations that run beneath Farrah/Emily's sing songs, offering musings on the trials of living in a body, whether via animal love or addiction. "And nobody wants to die/And everyone wants to get high/But we can't get high all the time…" –Mike Hoolboom

Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. Their award-winning work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals in North and South America and throughout Europe

  Cet Air La | Marie Losier | 2010 | 3:00 min.

Cet Air la is a famous french song from 1963, sung live by NY singer April March in acapela with Julien Gasc. The couple is singing while flying over a superimposed 16mm projection of a stop motion animation of a series of clouds, birds, bubbles, smoke machines and glitters…the song has the texture of a dream. Part of Residency Unlimited Project.

Marie Losier, born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York City. She was born in 1972 in Boulogne, France. She has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials and festivals, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, MOMA Rotterdam International Film Festival, and many others. In 2000, she became the film programmer at the French Institute / Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she presents a weekly film series.

  Sea Swallow'd | Andrew Kötting & Curious (Leslie Hill & Helen Paris) | 2010 | 18:00 min.
    Sea Swallow'd charts the choppy waters of gut feelings, capturing the flotsam and jetsam of impulse, desire and fights to the death. A film by Andrew Kötting and Curious shot as a series of lapping and flowing, irregular chapters, which borrow their titles from Moby Dick. The film is image and urge driven, giving the viewer the feeling of beach-combing for different fragments of treasure on the shoreline. A highly experiential journey mixing 16mm B&W footage shot by filmmaker Ben Rivers with video and archival footage.

Andrew Kötting has been making films since 1980. Awards and commissions include FilmFour, Channel 4, The British Film Institute, the Wellcome Trust and the AHRC research board. On-line projects include www.mappingperception.org.uk and www.swandown.info
His feature films include IVUL (2010), IN The Wake of Deadad (2006), This Filthy Earth (2001) and Gallivant (1996).

Curious was formed in 1996 by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris. The company has developed a reputation for its edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics, work that has been called as smart as it is seductive. Curious are Artsadmin artists.

  What Stands Between Us and the Sun | Megan & Murray Mcmillan | 2010 | 4:00 min.
Megan and Murray McMillan are video, photography and installation artists who have been collaborating since 2002. They have exhibited at the Casa Masaccio Center for Contemporary Art in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, the Kunsthallen Brandts in Odense, Denmark, the State Mueseum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece and the National Museum of ARrt in La Paz, Bolivia.
The are represented by Qbox Gallery in Athens, Greece.