Tom Clarke is a man who lives and breathes hunting for treasure. What began as a hobby in his early twenties quickly became a full fledged obsession.
40 years of collecting and thousands of found objects later Tom reflects on the grip treasure hunting has on his life.
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014
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AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
BRISTOL ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (SHORTLISTED, DEPICT PRIZE)
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
NOTTINGHAM 'BANG' FILM FESTIVAL 2013
CHAGRIN OHIO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2013
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CORK 'FESTNET' SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (SHORTLISTED, BEST DOCUMENTARY)
SINGAPORE ENDEAVOURS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2013
BERLIN LICHTSPIELKLUB SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
TEXAS THIN LINE DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2013
CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
SUPERSHORTS INTERNATIONAL 2012 (WINNER, BEST EDITING)
Three laser beams cut through the room and form geometrical shapes – floating, ephemeral, divided by frequencies. Robert Henke is at the computer behind that, controlling the interaction of shape, colour and music. He is working on Lumière, his new project, for which he is painstakingly teaching lasers to dance. For Henke, the visionary and mediator between engineering science and free-spirited art, it is not the first project of this kind: In the early nineties he co-founded Monolake with Gerhard Behles, exploring the varieties of electronic music. As the co-founder and developer of Ableton he revolutionised music production with the Live software. Since then, he’s also been working on the spectrum of audio-visual art under his own name.
6sept13 visited Robert Henke while he was developing Lumière. The result is a portrait between his past, present and future.
Written & directed by Dirk Herzog, Jan Rödger
Cinematography: Jan Rödger
Interview & editing: Dirk Herzog
Music: Robert Henke & Monolake
Subtitles by Stephanie Geiges
Original music composition from Homeless Balloon (Helge Krabye) taken from the album "Travel in Silence" by Homeless Balloon. This video is a personal political protest against the growth of political, violent movements like IS (ISIL) and the practice of Sharia law. I am also against the American, European and Israelic military attacks that have killed thousands of innocent people. Unless the countries of North Africa and the Middle East start to separate politics from religion, start believing in humanism and begin practicing democracy on all areas of their societies, I don't believe there is any hope for our little planet.
I have received negative response to the title of this composition from several muslim men. The title needs an explanation. In the original Arabian religion that existed before Muhammed was born (570 ac), they believed that Allah had three daughters. According to their traditions they acted as Allah's intercessors. I know that Muhammed disapproved this old belief, but personally I find it fascinating and also very modern. In many cultures around the world, the woman is still the "nigger of the world", to quote John Lennon. The expression "daughters of allah" is sometimes used to honour those women who stand up for their rights and also try to fight violence and men's power. I support those women, and if we give them the freedom they deserve and begin listening to them, there may be hope for our little planet after all. Check the quote on the screen just after the video where Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan) says: "There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women."