Stay-if-You-Can-:-Go-If-You-Must-(Hong-K

WINTER 2021:  ' SPONTANEOUS '

When?

Sunday, 24 January, 14.00

Sunday, 24 January, 15.30

Sunday, 21 February, 14.00

Sunday, 21 February, 15.30

Where?

Alfred Sküll Gallery, Alpacastraat 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Tickets

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the allowed number of visitors is limited and tickets are required. Tickets are 4 EUR each. Get yours here.

COVID-19 stipulations

Please respect social distancing rules while in the gallery (1.5m).

Masks covering mouth and nose are mandatory.

Disappearing Silence (Canada)

By Sarah Seené

 

"The silence subtly disappeared sometime in mid-January 2019, following a traumatic event that occurred one year before. Since then, white noise, scintillating sounds, and other dysfunctional frequencies have been with me every moment of every day, like impalpable symbols of trauma, superimposed. This self-portrait, shot in Super 8 film, illustrates the sensory chaos provoked by permanent tinnitus. I have had to tame this ‘phantom pain’, like perpetually surging sound waves, to define a new state of silence."

Running time: 00:02:34

Spontaneous (United States)

By Lori Felker

 

You never know when someone is miscarrying; it could be happening right next to you.

Running time: 00:14:00

Comments (Germany)

By Jannis Alexander Kiefer

 

'Comments' casts a glance at the German digital legacy of our society and is devoted to digital words: Real commentary from YouTube is interpreted and presented afresh in different chapters. (Amateur) actors embody the protagonists of the virtual conversations and give them human form thanks to the semi-documentary style adopted. This brings the true, yet bodiless events into a reality that the camera can then cover.

Running time: 00:04:58

Stay if You Can / Go If You Must (Hong Kong)

By Elysa Wendi

 

The film expresses the experience and emotion of the Hong Kong protest aftermath through metaphor of frozen ice and smoke.

Running time: 00:12:10

TREi & Jabz MC - Magma (New Zealand)

By Jamie Wanstall

 

Music video for New Zealand-based artist Trei.

Running time: 00:04:30

a rock (Hong Kong)

By Shing Lee

 

A man is contemplating on his struggle to against the movement of nature while voices kept him going alive no matter how hard he tried to be a rock.

Running time: 00:09:48

Supernatural Report (United Kingdom)
By Robert Turnbull

 

In this short animated documentary, Claire Marie Priest guides us through her own personal séance room, informing us of the presences and other paranormal encounters...

Running time: 00:03:10

Electric Bird (Austria)

By Studio KOMOREBI

 

'Electric Bird' shows the stop-motion puppet character 'Edie W.', who is loosely based on Andy Warhol's Factory girl Edie Sedgwick, and is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's literary fairy tale "The Nightingale", about a wealthy Chinese emperor who prefers a decorated mechanical bird to the gorgeous song of a natural nightingale.The film is a visual and audio allegory to the increasingly alienation of human beings and absurd technology that is replacing actual meaningful communication.

Running time: 00:07:36

RECAPTCHA (United States)

By Heather Warren-Crow

 

'RECAPTCHA' uses abstraction in an attempt to narrate an inscrutable bodily trauma. The text of this video is a message I sent to a Canadian city police department via an online contact form.

Running time: 00:04:04

The Big Interview (Belgium)

By Michiel Zeguers

 

For everyone seeking asylum in Belgium an interrogation is held inside the offices of the General Commission for Refugees and Stateless Persons. Based on the transcript made during the interview the applicant will or will not get recognition and/or protection on Belgian territory. Gohram shows us what goes on inside the offices during "the big interview".

Running time: 00:23:41

OBSKUUR GHENT

FILM FESTIVAL

Location: Alfred Sküll Art Gallery

Alpacastraat 29,

9000 Gent,

Belgium

Contact us:

info@obskuur.com

A TARKOVSKI PROJECT

A special thank you to our partners and sponsors: Film Freeway, iFilmFestival, Zuperbrandz, The Bigger Screen, Tarkovski AgencyThe Tarkovski Grant, Artyish, Videomaker, Producer's Night, Alpaca.Gent.

© 2020 by Obskuur Ghent Film Festival. A Tarkovski Project.