‘Way out’, my MA graduation film, is inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle and a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.
WORDLESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
ANINETFEST (Czech Republic)
VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
CORTOR - FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES EL TORMO (Spain)
SCIENCE FICTION + FANTASY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE (United States)
VIDEOMEDEJA - INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL (Serbia)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL KIN (Armenia)
VISIONI CORTE (Italy)
CYBER SOUSA XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (China, People's Republic of)
SCOTLAND'S LEADING CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL INVERNESS (United Kingdom)
FESTIVAL PARACHUTE LIGHT ZERO (France)
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES TRÈS COURTS (France)
SAKHALIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Russia)
FEST ANCA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Slovakia)
RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)
INDIEARTH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (India)
ATHENS ANIMFEST - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Greece)
LOS ANGELES FILM REVIEW INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (United States)
TOP SHORTS (United States)
CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE ANIMACIÓN ANIMASIVO (Mexico)
EURO FILM FESTIVAL (Spain)
TMFF - THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION D'ANNECY (France)
"His post was in as solitary and dismal a place as ever I saw. So little sunlight ever found its way to this spot, that it had an earthy, deadly smell; and so much cold wind rushed through it, that it struck chill to me, as if I had left the natural world."
Charles Dickens wrote the story about the lonely signal man and his fatal encounter in 1866, after he himself having survived a dramatic traincrash, which had a profound effect on his subsequent life.
to make time
“to make time” is part of a series of exercises that test my capability for creating order and finding harmony. These exercises, called “Flexible hours” deal with different forms of time-based balance, while exploring my mental and physical equilibrium.
The work deal with the passage of time, not just as a symbol or an idea, but as a subjective experience; I need to find time to make time. Making times takes time.
“to make time” is based on 12 physically and mentally challenging - one hour - performances which capture my struggle with time, while mechanically making it. The physical body - the right leg used as the minute arm, and the left leg as the hour arm of a clock - shows the passage of time, transforming every single minute into a new posture. 720 different positions are building up the 12 hour clock. To make the work I am literally racing against my own biological clock, as the performer needs to be relatively young to full fill the choreography.
“to make time” was made during - a self-founded - MA Residency and it is supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
To see the clock / to make time in real-time, please go to http://klenyanszki.com/projects/to-make-time/to-make-time