|Desert 79°: Three Journeys Beyond the Known World | Anna Abrahams | 2010 | 19:17 min|
|Desert 79°, 2010, 35mm, 19 min.Three historical accounts of Arctic travelers in search of the unknown, dating from 300 BC to the late 19th century told in different shades of white.
Anna Abrahams produces, directs and edits films concerning cultural and social subjects for the independent production foundation Rongwrong, which she founded with filmmaker Jan Frederik Groot in 1989.She is the director of de Filmbank
|Noah's Nightmare | Pauline Julier | 2010 | 22:00 min.|
The viewer sees through the eyes of Noah, taken to the end of the world to a place where all seeds are kept safe. He can stand no longer the ordered space in which he is enclosed to live and decides to leave. Outside the world has disappeared under the ice. Poetic metaphor for a state lucid madness, the film suggest the possibility of a world uninhabited and sterile, a white nightmare.
Born in 1981 in Geneva, Pauline Julier graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble in 2002 and from the school of Photography of Arles in 2007. She presents some of her films in collective exhibitions and film festivals in Paris (Centre Pompidou) or in Berlin, Zagreb, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lyon, Grenoble. Her movie Pamiec had been published in 2009 to Waknine Editions (http://margueritewaknine.free.fr). She received this year the Swiss Art Award in Art-Basel for the installation of her last film : Noah. She is interested in several complementary mediums of the cinema, and works in particular with PHP (Henriette Desjonquères, Paul Fargues, Pauline Julier), crossover group associated with 104 in Paris this year (www.104.fr). She films and writes to create organizations of real and imaginary elements. Her work questions the narrow and ambiguous connection between reality and fiction and proposes singular narrative forms.
|The Garden | Ann Steuernagel | 2010 | 9:30 min.|
The Garden is a reflection on climate change. It is created from found, recycled film footage and is presented in three parts.
Ann Steuernagel is an experimental video and sound artist. Her work has been shown at festivals and galleries throughout the United States including Boston, New York, and San Francisco as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In 1994, Ann established boy running productions and in 1999, she won the grand prize at the XX VideoArt Festival in Locarno, Switzerland for her video of the same name. She is the recipient of a Somerville Arts Lottery grant, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Media Fellowship, a LEF grant, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2011, Ann's video "The Garden" was awarded Best of Festival (experimental) at the 30th Black Maria Film + Video Festival. Ann is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University.