KINEY PROGRAMS 01-05: SELECTIONS
kinet.media is an online publishing platform catered to the dissemination of new and boundary pushing avant-garde cinema. Aiming to expand the potential of the internet as a space for cinematic exchange, the site provides a localized space wherein works exhibiting a wide range of emerging formal tendencies can come together in dialogue.
Since Kinets inception in July 2016, five unique film programs have been published for free viewing. Pursuant this selection films from past programs, Spectacle will host the premiere screenings of future Kinet programs prior to their online release.
For the inaugural screening the following works have been selected:
dir. Alexandre Galmard, France
2016. 12 mins.
This movie was mostly made in Paris in the span of a year, from the attacks of November 2015, the refugee crisis to the protests of early 2016 against several reform projects.
This movie was set in motion by a collaborative neighborhood art project (with Angelina Battais and Victoria Linhares) which was followed by the occupation of Place de la République referred to as Nuit Debout that started the night of March 31st, after hours of protest under the rain.
République does not cover all the converging struggles associated with living in Saint-Ouen and in the proximity of such procedures but works through the fragmented forms that were drawn from it. His aim is not to recollect and sum up all of the activities undertaken this year but stands as a remainder for future formalizations.
UNTITLED (CAMERA ROLL)
dir. Douglas Dixon Barker, United Kingdom
2017. 2 mins.
Archiving iPhone images to 35mm film. digital and analogue distortions. In this case the colour blue.
dir. Ryan Ermacora & Jessica Johnson, Canada
2015. 13 mins.
A lyrical study of the nearly abandoned company town west of Bella Coola that all but withered and died once its existence no longer made financial sense. Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson invite us to marvel at the stark contrast between the vibrant coastal forests and the manmade structures that have fallen into ruin. An almost spectral presence is on hand to impart tales of a rebellious past and were left to consider the grim fates that sometimes befall grand schemes.
dir. Karissa Hahn, US
2016. 4 mins.
a piece of my cinematic tension series, one leaning toward release
making a pot of tea, listening to the radio,
a sculpture of pose, a gesture incomplete
a tea kettle boiling to silence is a petrified thought
air mattresses are the worst to fold up
dir. Saskia Gruyaert, Raya Martin & Antoine Thirion, France
2010. 20 mins.
After the death of her boyfriend, a young woman leaves for the countryside in the south of France, seeking nature, spirits and the forest.
dir. Isaac Goes, US
2017. 3 mins.
A shot-for-shot in-camera recreation of an iPhone movie. Filmed over the course of 1 day from sunup to sundown.
Each individual shot in the iPhone cut (filmed and edited one month prior) was timed and each location mapped. Because the film was edited sequentially in-camera, physical movement through space was required in mimicking the cuts of the digital version an unfolding of montage in real environments. The iPhone movie was constructed so as to form a map, the 16mm film is the traversing of the points plotted. Periodic shots of empty skies mark the passage of time through color.
The films digital counterpart has been deleted.
dir. Miguel Mantecon, US/Philippines
2016. 25 mins.
If to obtain a legacy one must diminish their self, then life, the embodiment of living, must evaporate only to be spread about, felt elsewhere by others, often unknowingly. But not known, is a legacy contested? Goodbye Philippines surveys an undead landscape, textured by phantoms. It is as if this feeling of a legacy regards tradition and cultural custom as memories repossessed by the setting. Here a family less acts and instead sets the scene for departure, in preparation for some entrance, whether it is into a room or a different realm. But is entering here where even the most banal tasks are elucidated and no longer customary, rather made a part of mythology.
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