SOMETIMES, SOME OF THEM, HERE

Marie José Burki
« L’homme peut (…) bien perdre sa qualité fondamentale d’homme, sa dignité humaine. Seule la perte de l’appartenance à une communauté politique l’exclut de l’humanité » (H. Arendt) « because I know that time is always time And place is always and only place » (T.S...

HEARING THE SHAPE OF A DRUM

Marie Voignier
It was the end of April 2008, when the sleepy Austrian village of Amstetten was shocked by the news about the so-called ‘Amstetten Monster’. It turned out that for years villager Josef Fritzl had sexually abused his daughter and that he had locked her up—together with three of the children he had father by her—in a cellar he had built especially for this purpose...

PORTRAIT OF KARL MARX AS A YOUNG GOD

Gernot Wieland
Portrait of Karl Marx as a young god is an absurd documentary about (political) desire. The film consists of collages and drawings with voice over comments by a telephone speaker. The images visualize specific historical reminiscences from recent German history, while the voice over extends and counteracts these images with a multitude of absurd and humorous interpretations....

INTERFÉRENCES ET VARIATIONS

Marie José Burki
For this video, I had quite a simple idea: to confront seeing and listening, audio and video, image and voice. First I wrote two fragments. In the final edit, one of them opens the video and the other one closes it. Then I collected fragments of texts, notes and quotations, between which I established a dialogue...

LA SAISON DES FUNÉRAILLES

Matthew Lancit
Surrounded by villages deeply rooted in ancestral traditions, Dschang is an expanding university town in the heart of Cameroon. Its inhabitants define themselves between the clash of old-world mysticism and modern development...

THE LAND WAS ALREADY OCCUPIED (THE FUTURE)

Marie Voignier
For the Ateliers de Rennes 2012, and in keeping with the spirit of Les Prairies, Marie Voignier has put herself in a real-life situation, that of looking at a building plot and investigating the different ways of approaching construction on it...

GROSSE KLEINE WELT

Marie José Burki
Robert Walser wrote many CV’s – for employers, editors and so on – but we know little about himself. I started from a CV written by Walser, to which I added a line, and I looked for traces of Walser, or rather the absence of them, in the city and region where he was born. I’ve started a sort of antiportrait of Walser, inspired by his novels and other texts...

PROPS FOR DRAMA: PLOT HOLE

Sarah & Charles
'A plot hole is a gap or inconsistency in the storyline that contradicts or breaks the originally set narrative logic'. In an abstract visual set-up of doors, walls and windows, we watch an actor change into two different characters while a voiceover coordinates his movements. The front- and backstage of the archetypal stage setting have been put up alongside each other...

PROPS FOR DRAMA: SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF

Sarah & Charles
'The term suspension of disbelief refers to the viewer’s willingness to accept the presented narrative as “real”, within the set boundaries of the fiction. This allows him to identify with the story and empathize with its characters...

STANDING STILL

Marie Voignier
“In your film Standing Still, the myth of the white colonist finds its most destructive embodiment: the hunting guide. Hesitating in between a spontaneous violence and its religious imitations, he utters the most economical remarks about death images that assess the game of violence and culture...