Ten short films commissioned to bring visual artists’ work into cinemas in subversive and playful ways. International work from LUX; plus four NZ works curated by Mark Williams with support from Creative New Zealand.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2011
"With artists increasingly branching out into feature filmmaking, these works make a strong case for the capsule variety." — Laura Allsop, Art Review
Flux, balance, illusion. A moto-X rider (Mark Buxeda) pulls a continuous wheelie over 2.5 kilometres of coat-line north of Murawai in Aotearoa New Zealand. Photography by Duncan Cole and sound by Jeffrey Holdaway.
A philosophical drama in which nothing dramatic takes place – a production that plugs wordy explanations of conten into a cinematic form that looks like an action movie but sounds like a lecture.
Like a bad omen, the artist's work begins to prefigure more serious real life events. "I've got to be a bit more careful with these sculptures."
A single boat prow navigates through a series of landscapes, charting the interconnectedness of time, people and space.
A pale yellow jellyfish roils and bristles like a fragment of living lace, while a slightly officious voiceover informs us of its baroque but literally brainless anatomy.
A late-night online chat between two men who haven't met since the turn of the millennium leads to their reunion after tens years of separation.
Shot in downtown Cairo, This Quality is a wordless meditation on what we see and what remains hidden.
A dramatic love triangle between two brothers obsessed with the game of Sudoku and a young woman.
A miniature narrative in four acts set on the fringe of an expanding Indian city, a place built on continuous migration and continuous separations.
Fascinated with naiveté, Narkevicius documents a group of Lithuanian boys who have just started a band, interspersing shots of their winter surroundings in Vilnius.