Et øje Blik, the blink of an eye.
Selected by Alex Walton.
This selection of short films is put together loosely to represent some time that Alex spent in Scandinavia. Artists and ideas that she has come across in this time are shown in three beautifully diverse short films. Each intrinsically different from the others, together they show a cross section of formal cinematic elements that expand the horizons of contemporary cinema. Featuring personal journeys, ideas relating to identity, class, science, trauma and the future of media formatting are entangled to represent a small pocket of the current work that is coming from young artists both in Scandinavia and Europe.
In “Walk with Me” film director Anita Beikpour travels back in time, to a life in Iran that she never knew, to find out why grandfather committed suicide when he came to Denmark. Through a fantastic journey, on which she wears his face (literally!) and meets different people who know something about grief, she regains the character of her grandfather and gets closer to her own history. “Walk with Me” deals with the question of how to say goodbye, to a person who no longer is here.
A "keloid" is a type of raised scar. It can occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Sometimes it can grow to be much larger than the original injury that initially caused the scar. This is a short film about scars. It is an experimental combination of a scientific investigation and an intimate reflection, stemming from the simple question of how a scar forms and heals.
S.E.L.F.D.E.S.T.R.U.C.T.I.V.E. was born from the desire to expand the GIF video format towards a creative audio visual medium. The looping sound scape degenerates as the danger of the atomic bomb is repetitively represented, in its self destructive, dreadful, yet sublime beauty.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, create and live, and we recognise that Sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.