Familiars | Torsten Zenas Burns | 2012 | 09:00 min.

Familiars is an experimental video project re-imagining the Skinners Massachusetts Wistariahurst family house and grounds as a fictional residency program populated by speculative Holyoke entities. Scenes include variable collaborations between (Kirsten-cameras),Hanne-recorders, kitten & catman, living relative memory, baseball ramblers, silk worms, immersion Man, frozen aviary, Japanese & Holyoke mill workers, ectoplasmic typewriters, and spectral publishing entities.

Torsten Zenas Burns received his BFA in 1990 from the NY State College of Art & Design, and his MFA from SFAI in 1993. He has created projects exploring speculative content, re-imagined education, experimental space programs, and post-human fictions. He has visited 8 residency’s including Experimental Television Center, L.M.C.C., and Eyebeam. His videos have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, The Pacific Film Archive, Dumbo Arts Center, Krowswork Gallery, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and The European Media Arts Festival. In 2013 he co-curated an exhibition called: I think we are ready to go to the next sequence: the legacy of the HALFLIFERS at Gallery 400 in Chicago.
Chrystelle | Bubi Canal | 2011 | 02:01 min.

Chrystelle is set against the striking natural landscape of his native Santander, his main character’s slick, vivid costuming surprisingly resonant with the vibrant elemental surroundings. At once alien and native, much like the artist himself, his work mimics life and his life is his work. He puts it best himself: “I like to create a new reality that remains connected with my life. I like opening doors onto the unknown and building something new.” Stina Puotinen

Bubi Canal (Santander, Spain 1980) is a visual artist living in New York City. Bubi teleports us to impossible worlds full of emotions and mysterious and intriguing characters. His work combines different types of media and artistic methods including photography, video and sculpture and deals with the recurring themes of human wishes, dreams, love and magic. Bubi´s work was exhibited in international art centers and galleries such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, La Casa Encendida in Madrid or Munch Gallery in New York. www.bubicanal.com
Magma | Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir | 2010 | 05:19 min.

Magma is the an experimental short films that embraces and discovers movement through camera. The film is shot in the extreme and wild landscapes of the remote Faroe Islands far up in the North Atlantic Ocean. Deprived from dialogues and narratives, the repetitive patterns of movements, fragmented stories are unraveled in these open and empty spaces, creating an intriguing atmosphere that takes the viewer to a surrealistic yet hauntingly beautiful universe.

Rannvá Káradóttir and Marianna Mørkøre are working together as Rammatik - an experimental film duo. Together they have developed unique visual narratives exploring dance on screen.
Alice.M | Philpp Lachenmann | 2010 | 09:30 min.

A short absurd fairy tale taking place on a historical site of modernism, with references to Lewis Caroll and George Lucas. A young man enters a futuristic building, the headquarters of the Communist Party of France PCF in Paris. In the subterraneous grand assembly hall he encounters relics of the past that shaped/described history. Simultaneously on the roof of the building a hooded figure scans the premises' structure while down below the white concrete overground dome of the hall transforms into the moon. Alice in Wonderland in a conflictive version - playing out a poetic discourse on surrealism & socialism where science fiction, architecture, and literature are dialectically intertwined with the human psyche. 

Philipp Lachenmann (*1963 Munich, lives in Berlin) studied filmmaking at Munich’s Academy for Film and Television and art history and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilians University. He received several scholarships and grants, e.g. in 1998 the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) for New York, 2003 the Villa Aurora grant in Los Angeles, and 2012 the Villa Massimo in Rome. Selected exhibitions include the Museum K21 Düsseldorf, Transmediale Berlin, Reina Sofia Madrid, Shanghai Biennale, the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, and Museum Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. Screenings at MIT Short Film Festival Boston, IFFR International Filmfestival Rotterdam, SIFF Seattle International Film Festival, SFIFF San Francisco International Film Festival, NYFF New York Film Festival, HKIFF Hongkong International Film Festival.