1. (4 min fragment from Song mountain area THE CENTRE DIRECTION 37 min)
    trope-editions.blogspot.be/2010/12/part01-song-mountain-area-centre.html

    This Film presents a portrait of a mountain. The mountain is situated in the Chinese district Dengfeng in the centre of Henan province. The mountain base is inhabited and the surrounding area is mainly a mining district. This combination of activities, this coalition of dust and bodies, is it coincidental, collateral or merely a minor detail in the eternal realms of Chinese cosmology?

    camera: Fanny Zaman, photography: Dominik Daggelinckx, editing: Fanny Zaman, voice over: Dianne Weller, translation Chinese-English: Leslie de Vries

    Screened at FIDMarseille 2010

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  2. (3 min fragment from DplusOne 31 min)

    D plus one is a portrait of a newly installed electronic trade system set in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), for coffee, sesame, maize and beans is in its initial stage. It is a central system set-up according to international standards (i.e. linear, rational, logical, clean and technical). The camera settles itself amongst the traders slowly observing people, interior, comments and gestures until details reveal alternative layers, noise and complexity.

    camera: Fanny Zaman, photography: Dominik Daggelinckx, Amharic voice: Mulugeta Tafesse

    screened at FIDMarseille 2012

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  3. The monologue describes the trade of financial products in the pit between 1981 and 1995. My attention is drawn to the attitude of the trader, his experience, his blinding, and his fiction. In the original text (transcribed from Ayache) I noticed a conflict in style and content. We got stuck in the middle of circular reasoning. This conflict is the starting point for modeling the character. It is usefull to reshapes the trader into a tragic character, into a personage. The communication style of the character is confident and affirmative. The content of his account is the search for an alternative for market failure as a consequence of wrong prediction.
    His proposal is simple: stop predicting then there will be no surprises (no Black Swans2 to fail the market). The alternative he’s proposing is the search for an alternative itself. This brings him and the listener in the middle of circular reasoning. By being affirmative and in search for at the same time we are led into the theatrical moment. The theatrical moment is a paradox that can only be assumed. The trader becomes tragic and reveals himself as actor. His distraction lies mainly in the loss of its past. He’s not in line anymore with his current space-time position.

    SYNOPSIS trope-editions.blogspot.be/2013/06/local.html
    BIO Fanny Zaman trope-editions.blogspot.be/p/bio.html

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The matter of everyday life
trope-editions.blogspot.be/

These works present themself as fiction built from documentary footage (video, audio, dialogue). In an exhibition format it can be single screen video or installation, audio play, discussion or publication.
The works are often slightly ironic, the fragments ambigu. They need an emancipated audience.
The works focus on people their environment, communication, face expression, set-up. They deal with the materiality of daily living conditions.

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