Cameraless Film Art

Individual elements from a carrier of visual information have been isolated to construct alternative visual reagents. Repetition (in space and in time [and in moderation]) is administered as a binder to tame the wild particles in motion, evoking a golden ratio of the mind's eye.

For this film found Super 8 footage was the source material. It was cut to small pieces and investigated further with other film formats (16 mm & 35 mm) by means of optical printing and reshooting the projected material. After applying this analogue feedback loop for a while the result has been transfered to video and edited further.

Using historical imagery on a historical film carrier as the building blocks for an alternate reality, the influence conserved history has in building our present and thus the future is suggested.

Best Experimental Film at Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 2015 (Belarus)
Third Prize at Montreal Underground Film Festival 2015 (Canada)
Honorable Mention at ZOOM 2015 (Poland)

Festival Screenings:

05/2014 Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Perth & Melbourne - Australia)
05/2014 Vienna Independent Shorts (Vienna – Austria)
06/2014 Annecy Animation Festival (Annecy - France)
06/2014 International Short Film Festival Hamburg (Hamburg - Germany)
06/2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh - UK)
06/2014 Festival Alto Vicentino (Italy)
07/2014 Images Contre Nature (Marseille - France)
08/2014 Festival de Cine de Lima (Lima - Peru)
08/2014 Open Cinema (St. Petersburg - Russia)
08/2014 Filmfest Weiterstadt (Weiterstadt - Germany)
09/2014 Naoussa International Film Festival (Naoussa - Greece)
09/2014 Fantoche (Baden - Switzerland)
09/2014 WNDX (Winnipeg - Canada)
09/2014 Linoleum (Kiev - Ukraine)
10/2014 Hamptons Int. Film Festival (Hamptons - USA)
10/2014 New York Film Festival (New York - USA)
10/2014 London International Animation Festival (London - UK)
10/2014 Curtocircuito (Santiago de Compostela - Spain)
10/2014 Un Festival C'est Trop Court (Nice - France)
10/2014 Cinetoro (Toro - Colombia)
10/2014 Intermediaciones (Medellín - Colombia)
10/2014 International Festival of Digital Arts & New Media (Athens - Greece)
10/2014 Animasyros International Animation Festival (Syros Island – Greece)
11/2014 Du Grain à Démoudre (Gonfreville l’Orcher, Harfleur and Le Havre - France)
11/2014 Videomedeja (Novi Sad - Serbia)
11/2014 L'Alternativa (Barcelona - Spain)
11/2014 Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (Sevilla - Spain)
11/2014 RISC (Marseille - France)
11/2014 Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (Flensburg - Germany)
11/2014 Cork Film Festival (Cork - Ireland)
11/2014 Euroshorts (Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice - Poland)
12/2014 Animateka (Ljubljana - Slovenia)
12/2014 Couch Fest Films (several locations - USA)
12/2014 MADATAC 06 (Madrid - Spain)
01/2015 Dresdner Schmalfilmtage (Dresden - Germany)
01/2015 Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart - Germany)
01/2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam - Netherlands)
02/2015 Zoom - Zblizenia (Jelenia Góra - Poland) - Honorable Mention
02/2015 Ahvaz International Science Film Festival (Ahvaz - Iran)
02/2015 The #Visioning Weekender (Lisburn – Northern Ireland)
03/2015 Hongkong International Film Festival (Hongkong)
03/2015 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Regensburg - Germany)
04/2015 Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque - USA)
04/2015 Filmfest Dresden (Dresden - Germany)
04/2015 Int. Short Film Festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile (Minsk - Belarus)
04/2015 Festival Internacional de Video Experimental (Valparaíso - Chile)
04/2015 Kyiv International Short Film Festival [Kiev - Ukraine]
04/2015 San Francisco International Film Festival (San Francisco - USA)
05/2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago - USA)
05/2015 L'Oeil d'Oodaaq (Rennes - France)
05/2015 International Video Art House Madrid (Madrid - Spain)
05/2015 Maryland Film Festival (Baltimore - USA)
05/2015 Moviate Underground Film Festival (Harrisburg - USA)
05/2015 Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal - Canada)
05/2015 Backup Festival (Weimar - Germany)
06/2015 Filmadrid (Madrid - Spain)
06/2015 plattform:[no budget] (Tübingen - Germany)
07/2015 Usurp Zone5 Film Festival (London - UK)
08/2015 International Animated Film Festival Animaevka (Mogilev - Belarus)
09/2015 Haverhill Experimental Film Festival (Haverhill - USA)
09/2015 CineAutopsia (Bogotá - Colombia)
10/2015 Animatou (Geneva - Switzerland)
10/2015 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (Lausanne - Switzerland)
11/2015 Intermediations (Cali – Colombia)
11/2015 Locomoción (Mexico City - Mexico)
01/2016 Lyon International Film Festival (Lyon - France)
02/2016 Cortex (Sintra - Portugal)
03/2016 Versi di Luce (Modica - Italy)
04/2016 Kiné – Muestra de Cortometrajes Puebla (Puebla - Mexico)
07/2016 Cortosplash (Rotondella - Italy)

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Cameraless Film Art

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