Art Cinema OFFoff presents the outdoor screening of Experimental Films and Video Art of Emerging Artists from Germany, a programme of short experimental works of young German artists, selected by representatives of German Film Festivals (f.e. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, International Short Film Week Regensburg and European Media Art Festival Osnabrück).
This compilation gives insight into the contemporary scene regarding experimental film, short film, video art, time based media art – and the blending of these terms and genres – in Germany, and effectively demonstrates how young artists, with new insights and innovations, contribute to that.
‘A collective is a social entity, whose voluntarily organizing members are connected by joint action. In this definition the term “harmony” refers to harmonizing sounds. The syllables are separated as follows: a society in which every individual can make their dreams come true by performance and competition.’
‘Somehow voyeuristic we observe in the film pawns in a virtual world, which are choreographed and directed by the filmmaker. We are part of the game of his own and the simulated identity. In these strange moments we explore innermost desires and curiosities, which we would never know otherwise.’
‘Surface Glaze deals with the dissolution of human bodies and their occupation by prostheses and parasites. For this purpose an aesthetic is used which links to consumer and advertising industry: extreme close and slow-motion shots unite fungal, blemishes and scale skin, hair, mouths and eyes to an indefinable new monstrous body. By exploiting the technology of consumer industry values as uniqueness and individuality become immanent. The commercial imagery is appropriated and reinterpreted that makes this video work so seductive as it is disturbing.’
‘You are here, because you are boring. Let the audiovisual experience sink into your subconscious in order to become more exciting and fashionable.’
‘One seems lost in an empty, abandoned urban scenario. Two find a place of shelter in a provisional room. Plateau is about a dystopian alienation, an isolation which, arising from the inner world of the protagonists, has inscribed itself in the exterior world. The locations chosen for Plateau were so-called shrinking cities in Germany.’
‘Lucky is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?’
‘An installation of art collective Neozoon about women who present their pets on the internet. They declare all their love of their pedigree dogs and cats.’
‘Moon Blink was entirely generated by complex software, no camera was used. The result of this formal method is an abstract digital artwork that not only manages to convince thanks to its mathematical precision, but primarily also due to its incredible beauty and surprising narrative structure.’