19:00 | Mala sala | Small Theatre
NOVI ŠVAJCARSKI FILM / NEW SWISS WORKS
Uvodna reč / Introduction by Patrick Huber (VIDEOEX, Zürich)
01/ ERSATZ Elodie Pong, CH 2011, Digibeta, 03:15
In an exchange around the meaning of the word "Ersatz", the film's protagonists engage in an absurd and poetical discussion, revealing the basic existential condition of feeling oneself to be a simulacrum. Their pictorial dialog about the idea of replaceability turns into a humorous and philosophical meditation.
Elodie Pong is an Artist and lives in Zürich
02 / 1.-14. NOVEMBER Sami Eschmann, CH 2013, Video, 25:00
In this film, as in Georges Méliès' films, the filmmaker is a magician. With nothing more than a fixed camera, a bit of cardboard and a lot of duct tape, he creates rooms and objects out of nothing. In a surprising and amusing way he thus reminds us of the possibilities in the most basic filmic and artistic means.
Sami Eschmann works as an actor, artist and filmmaker in Berlin.
03 /American Soldiers Thomas Galler, CH 2012, HD, 05:22 min
American Soldiers is composed of a series of cover versions of Toby Keith's song American Soldier (USA, 2003) performed and uploaded to YouTube by Jeffery, Joe, Zack, Debbie, the Scillan Family, Colin, Patrizio, Tasia, Shanda, Stephany, Kathy and others.
Thomas Galler (*1970), lives in Zurich. Hie works are skillfully oscillating between photographs taken by himself, ready-mades, appropriation art and found footage and are constantly testing the reception of reality and fiction.
04 /THE GREEN SERPENT - OF VODKA, MEN AND DISTILLED DREAMS, Benny Jaberg, CH/RU 2013, DPC, 21:00
The Green Serpent takes us on a journey into the depths of intoxication:
drinking vodka as a transcendental experience. Bitten by the green snake, people enter a twilight zone. The beauty of life becomes indistinguishable from a devastating void where inspiration and destruction equally form.
Benny Jaberg (*1981) is a filmmaker based in Zürich. The Green Serpent was awarded the Swiss Film Award as best short film in 2014.
5 /RED AND YELLOW Veli&Amos, CH 2013, HD, 00:58
In this film using the aspect ratio of 4:3 which matches the videotape aesthetics, we are shown the making of an artwork in red and yellow.
Veli&Amos is constituted of Veli Silver (*1983) and Amos Angeles (*1986), two artists working in Zurich and elsewhere.
foto: Ivan Petrović