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New Shorts #8 Leftfield & Luscious
Sun 8 Jan 14:00 ICA Cinema 1
Innovations from an abstract viewpoint, from stunning animation to surreal scenarios and choreographed moments.
This screening includes the Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Film, which will be presented at the end of the screening. The winning film will receive a £150 cash prize.
To book tickets for this programme visit the ICA website, or call 020 7930 3647.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order:
A WOMAN FROM THE PAST, MUCH LOVED
Stuart Pound 2 mins
A 16mm black & white film frames from the distant past fondly remembered and seen through a microscope connected to the computer.
AN HISTORY OF CIVILISATION
Andrew Kötting 7 mins
The film takes as its starting point Southwark Park in South East London. With a backdrop of Canary Wharf we observe a May Day Bank Holiday Fun Fair. All of humanity is at play.
Ruth Paxton 8 mins
A contemporary interpretation of the art of Baroque, inspired by Italian painters of the period – a cinematic study of beauty stimulated by the strong subliminal impression and underlying contexts within the source material.
CHERCHER LES DAMES
Liane Lang 8 mins
A search for the past in places and objects infused with a surrealist atmosphere and a discovery of the romance of place, silence and absence.
CITY OF WIRES
Justin Ascott 1 mins
An evocation of a dystopian cityscape in which a tangled web of wires ensnares society in its toxic, controlling sinews.
Ellen Pillow 7 mins
Over the weekend, the coastlines and coastal car parks of Malta are populated by vehicles that are often hosting whole families, groups of friends, or couples.
Adriano Cirulli 4 mins
A study of human interaction, expressed through movement and sound.
James McAleer 14 mins
When the end comes, it will not be the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that will survive. It will be the species that can adapt to change that will dominate the Earth...
MAHAHULA THE GIANT RODENT OF HAPPINESS
Nomint Motion Design 1 mins
Happiness is a very serious matter, definitely worthy of an awesome deity like Mahahula, an ancient gigantic infant rodent born from an alien space travelling seed that crash-landed on primordial earth.
Jonathan Gales 5 mins
The built environment of the city is explored as a labyrinth of architecture that is either unfinished, incomplete or broken.
Stephen Irwin 6 mins
A pyromaniac bear misses his mother.
OF THIS, MEN SHALL KNOW NOTHING!
Fritz Stolberg 6 mins
Based on Max Ernst's work of the same title, "Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing!" picks up on the psycho-sexual content of the painting and explodes its inherent occult knowledge into an intuitive journey to overcome duality.
OUT OF THE BLUE
Ackroyd & Harvey 4 mins
A visual meditation on the formation of contrails as aircraft move across the sky and an acoustic contemplation on the power of silence and the beauty of blue when the sky was momentarily stilled as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland suddenly erupted, grounding flights across Europe.
Max Hattler 9 mins
There is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time.
THE LAST WALK
Jordan Baseman 12 mins
What starts off as an ordinary walk in the park for Stuart and his dog, soon becomes an account of witnessing public suicide.
THE MIDNIGHT PEN-PAL
Emmaalouise Smith 10 mins
Stephanie paints the picture of her perfect lifestyle, tea-parties, bombastic clothing and colourful friends; but like an author getting the most painful writer's-block, she realizes she cannot write anymore...
VISIONS OF THE INVERTEBRATE
Edwin Rostron 3 mins
An exploration of reality, and the mysteries of its inhabitants and locations.