Vanishing Points by Marites Carino (2014)
Like two molecules unknowingly affecting one another in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal. Sucked into a choreographic time warp, viewers slowly realize things are not as they seem.
With a background in dance and broadcast journalism, Marites combines her passion for dance and film through her inventive dance shorts like in tremor, HOOP, TurnAround Tango, Vanishing Points and her most recent film Crack the Cypher. She enjoys telling people’s stories, and particularly those who use art to overcome obstacle. Her award-winning films have screened at numerous international festivals. In her spare time, she dances slowly to fast music, cycles, snaps photos and writes about herself in the third person.
Plastic Eye Indian by Natasa Stamatari (2015)
An experimental film that was inspired by a research on Amazonian Tribes and the deforestation problem of the earth’s largest rainforest. It is an exploration of improvised movement sequence/ ritual, affected by the structure and weight of the costume.
Natasa Stamatari holds a BA and an MA in Scenography & Costume Design. Areas of work include film, theatre, music and dance. She always had a passion for Film and 'Plastic Eye Indian' is the first film she directed.
This is how you made me feel / This is how my thoughts flow / This is how you sound by Gabriela Tropia (2016)
Three companion pieces, intended to capture a snapshot of a different feeling without any context.
Gabriela Tropia is a dance filmmaker. She directed the short, Units of Action, which has toured more than 20 countries, including the Live Screen event at Sadler's Wells in London, and is available on the Videodance Mercosur Circuit DVD. Her most recent project is an experimental collaboration with contact improvisation dancers, shooting and editing short films within a strict and limited timeframe of 2 hours. Her latest film, Under the Cobblestones, has been awarded at the Passion for Freedom Arts Competition in 2014. Since 2010 Gabi has worked as a Lecturer at the London Contemporary Dance School.
60 Pulses by Aliki Chiotaki (2016)
A video that explores the idea of making the effort to adjust the moment by moment of timing of action. With the outcome of having alertness to tactics and setting goals.
Aliki Chiotaki is an independent artist. Her work explores video, photography, body movement observation, and has been shown primarily in Europe and US. The work concentrates on the organic dialogue between moving body and space and questions on how bodies react in time and space changes in order to create identities (social, cultural, political). She trained at the University of Brighton and University of Surrey, Institute of Art and Design and Vakalo Art School of Athens. In the past she has collaborated with people from different fields i.e. sound designers, architects so as to explore further the content of her research. She lives and works in Chania, Crete.
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Annunciation I and II by Patricia Azevedo & Clare Charnley (2015)
Using skype video recording, a glitchy connection and a small mirror, one tries to catch the reflection of the other. A game of hunting and hiding. It’s sometimes melancholy, sometimes fun, but at the centre of the image, the hunted is alone in their personal space.
Living on opposite sides of the world, Brazil and the UK, Patricia Azevedo & Clare Charnley meet online to devise games of distance and proximity. The peculiarities and frustrations of skype enable them to build simple performances to camera together. Their work is regularly exhibited internationally.
Yorkshire Gold by Adam Baroukh (2015)
An impromptu mambo filmed in Salts Mill in Saltaire Yorkshire (in a golden turban).
Soon after his return from the prestigious 16mm Film Course at NYU Adam founded Superplex Pictures with Eddie Sternberg in 2011. This year has seen him co-write and produce dark comedy ‘Just Desserts’, selected for the BFI London FF and nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance; direct his narrative debut ‘Kitty’s Fortune’; and create two installation films which were exhibited at the Shard and the Bronte Parsonage. He is currently developing Superplex TV’s slate of documentary projects with Bella E. Danon.
Rason Rhythm by Matt Hulse (2014)
Filmed at the Rajin Shoes Factory and Rason Textile Factory in Rason, North Korea's Special Economic Zone. Audio recorded at the Rason Kindergarten performance. Filmed by Matt Hulse in August 2014 on Koryo Tours' 'North Eastern Adventure' Tour.
Matt Hulse is an artist filmmaker and writer. His films have screened at dozens of festivals and galleries in 25 different countries. He has been nominated twice for The Margaret Tait Award and thrice for The Jarman Award. His work features in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life (Simon Cropper 2006) and A History of Experimental Film & Video (A.L.Rees 1999). His work is represented in the collections of the National Media Museum (UK), National Library of Scotland, Gallaudet University (Washington DC) The Wallace Library (Rochester, NY) and Fales Library (New York University). Matt is four years into the development of his third feature-length film – The Hippies: Punk Rocked My Cradle (supported by Creative England and BBC Storyville).
Twitch by Jules de Niverville (2015)
An experimental performance video incorporating contemporary dance, contortion and acrobatics. TWITCH chronicles the life-pulse of a creature in conflict: its stirrings / twitching / convulsions, its agonizing missteps and battle with demons; an ode to overcoming dark energies that lie within.
A visual and media artist, Jules has been oscillating between photography and film for 30+ years. Following a University degree in filmmaking he was soon working in the feature film industry as set decorator for both Canadian and American productions, including television series and advertising. More recently his film career has shifted to cinematography and working as an editor, primarily contributing to short dance and circus based productions. His photography has led to numerous publications, and has been exhibited in both solo and group shows internationally. TWITCH is his first film as director/producer.
Four Elements (extract) by Hayk Matevosyan (2016)
An interpretive dance short film about the four elements of life (Earth, Water, Wind, Fire). This extract depicts the element Wind.
Hayk Matevosyan was born in 1990 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2008, due to the political persecution his family emigrated as refugees to the USA. In 2013 he graduated from UCLA Film School with a B.A. in Film Production. His thesis short film, The Player, was awarded Michael Minor and Robert Green Scholarship for displaying artistic merit in directing and art design. In 2013, The Player premiered at Arpa International Film Festival at the historical Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The film was also screened at 16th Auburn International Film Festival, 22nd UCLA Annual Film Festival, and 2013 Riverside Saginaw Film Festival. He currently works as an assistant to Mardik Martin (Mean Streets; Ragging Bull; The Cut).
When You're Alone by Jacob Perlmutter (2015)
Pink sunset. An enigmatic older man walks along a harbour and down onto a beach, when for no apparent reason, he breaks into a poetic and skilful free-spirited dance.
Jacob Perlmutter is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and musician. His body of work stretches several short films, 20 music videos, commercial work for brands such as British Airways and Chivas Regal and several photographic exhibitions including 88 Days, a photoessay funded by Converse which had a month-long exhibition in Bloomsbury. He has also just recorded his second studio album.