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....

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...

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...

INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

Marie Voignier
How an individual or group relates to other things/the Other that are situated far-off, is highlighted in the absolute cliché of the tourist. For indeed, at his or her destiny the tourist who wants to escape the everyday narrow-mindedness is supposed to pay little or no heed to the ‘reality’ of the other place...

ONE BY ONE

Marie Voignier - Vassilis Salpistis
One by one is a fifteen minute experimental film-collage, which is composed by a number of testimonies and texts relating to historical events and crisis in Greece. The assemblage converges the exploration of contemporary applications of the function of myth. To a great extend consisting of filmed photographs, even when in motion the images of the film suggest the stillness of a stable shot...

A DAY WILL COME MY FUTURE WILL BE YOUR PAST

Sarah & Charles
A contemporary tale about the friendship between two middle-aged women who get trapped in a wormhole between the first and last moment they've met....

L'ŒIL DU CYCLOPE

Jen Debauche
"One move breaking with alienation and the repeatedly mechanical gestures of labour and, where needed, society and that which it tends to sever from the world. One radical move hence choosing to restore ties with this material, concrete world of landscapes and textures: a walk, a simple walk, a recovery of this lesser yet inaugurating movement, constituent of mankind...