"Intersections": where two or more roads meet, where two or more ways of thinking the world, of thinking of art, filmmaking and video art may meet. It is where you can change a direction, but, even more important, it is where we are open to other possibilities. Art can be one of those rare places that allow one to challenge one’s own perceptions and boundaries and where nothing is set a priori.
The experimental film and video art competition presents six diverse works chosen from almost eighty. Each of them proposes a journey towards unknown dreams, future scenarios, transformations, nature, or yet-to-be discovered worlds.
Tony Conrad’s optical assaults are a reminder of how art can be something other than a commodity and the documentary about him introduces us to a multifaceted and nonconformist artist, musician and filmmaker.
״The Dybbuk", a film-perfomance with live orchestra, blurs the boundaries between past and present, life and death, proposing an alternate reading of classic and canonic film, appropriating its voice to confront the lurking hegemonic powers.
For those who know Heinz Emigholz’s work his film quartet , STREETSCAPES - shown at the Berlinale Forum – is a surprise.
Judging from his challenging documentaries he could be called a ‘spatial architect’ – constantly building filmic spaces from the architecture he perceives. There is rarely any text or music. BICKELS, on the kibbutz architect who created Ein Harod, is typical. However, STREETSCAPES (Dialogue), is a most surprising new oeuvre in which the dialogue between the filmmaker and his interlocutor becomes the film.
‘IN THE INTENSE NOW’ is João Moreira Salles’ meditative poem, interweaving politicial events from 50 years ago together with his mother’s super 8 footage shot in China and Brazil. A salute to Chris Marker and some of past cinema’s best moments projected in the unexpected format of a square.
MANIFESTO delights the viewer with Cate Blanchett playing 13 different characters, each representing a political or artistic manifesto. Witty, provocative and fun.
Come to Intersections 2017 for a ride through rougher roads!
Thanks to Rivka Saker and the Ostrovsky Family Fund for funding the Experimental Cinema and Video Art Awards