HOTEL BARDO, Dir. Stanley Schtinter
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Peripheral Visions

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19:00 Sat 11 Jan 2020

ICA Cinema 1

Luscious celluloid and glitchy digital textures collide in this international compendium of experimental short film.

Showcasing distinctive new voices from across the globe, discover the psychedelic painted animation of Shunsaku Hayashi and Canadian artist filmmaker Dawn George’s unique plant-based eco-developing technique, imparting the ‘secret energies’ of fruits and vegetables onto 16mm.

Returning LSFF alumni, celluloid extraordinaire David Leister and Paul Tarragó (Paul and the Badger), present new projects alongside “anti-work” from contemporary British avant garde Stanley Schtinter, with a kaleidoscopic spirit-summoning infusion of stroboscopic light-shows, and French-Egyptian artist Susu Laroche. Programmed by Philip Ilson 95’

This programme contains flashing images and strobing

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Access

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  • FOR ALL AUDIENCES

    Josh Weissbach 3 mins (US, 2018)

    An experiment in search of meaning in a moldy montage.The detritus of the movie industry swims in organic material: emulsion and its cracks, its crumbles and its fades.
  • GONG

    David Leister 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    The analogue rhythm of the Gong Man is soon disrupted by audio arrhythmia, as if the heart has skipped a beat and is trying to make up for lost time.
  • XYLEM

    Michael Hughes 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    An experimental animation using only microscopic images of xylem, one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants.
  • BIRD MILK

    Christopher Strickler 5 mins (CA, 2018)

    An abstract animated film that focuses in on the rich details and vibrant hues of colored inks shot through a macro lens, accompanied by chaotic electronic music.
  • ANTHOLOGY FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

    Dawn George 15 mins (CA, 2019)

    The secret energies of 26 fruits and vegetables are communicated through 16mm film stock with the assistance of eco-developing and eco-reversal processing techniques: a refreshing way to get the recommended dose of 26 fruits and vegetables without all the harsh chemicals.
  • YOU ARE YOUR MEMORIES

    Andy Sowerby 5 mins (UK, 2019)

    Experimental music video for artist Lomea, inspired by how our memories can warp and shift through time.
  • ATROCITY EXHIBITION

    Tom Hallgarten / Brenda Muliawen 3 mins (UK, 2018)

    A two minute mixed-media exploration of the themes and concepts in J. G. Ballard's experimental novel The Atrocity Exhibition, including: cold-war paranoia, consumerism, celebrity culture, automobile fetishisation and psychosexual fantasy.
  • HOTEL BARDO

    Stanley Schtinter 11 mins (UK, 2018)

    In an invocation of the artist Brion Gysin, Hotel Bardo is designed to produce a specific effect in the age of low attention and full disclosure, about a man who dedicated his life and work to making people see and think according to their own, infinite means.
  • FACES WITHOUT VISAGE

    Hesam Rahmani 8 mins (IR, 2019)

    How come a somber silence drowns me and my memory? How come the faces lose visage in this dark dungeon of memory?
  • NIGHT ON THE RIVERBANK

    Toby Tatum 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    The little creatures of the riverbank emerge to bask in the glow of an enchanting moon, in a moonlit world created through the re-animation of long-dormant, pre-existing material.
  • NASTY PIECE OF WORK

    Susu Laroche 5 mins (UK, 2018)

    At approximately 15.33 in late March three residents of a cul de sac in Memphis were approached by a man of undistinguished description. 'He reminded me of an unwanted relative' ....', 'He was unmemorable. A nasty piece of work.' The victims claim no recollection of his words or the following events, they each individually specified 'He made me feel alive'.
  • MAGIC EXPLAINED

    Paul Tarragó 7 mins (UK, 2019)

    Prestidigitation before the age of the pixel.
  • LEAKING LIFE

    Shunsaku Hayashi 15 mins (JP, 2019)

    Thousands of them are packed in a bag. The hand dragging the bag has never been seen from their angle. The track on sand is easily erased by waves.Touching the surface of the sea, they grow a new skin.