WINTER 2021:  ' EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL '

When?

Sunday, 31 January, 14.00

Sunday, 31 January, 15.30

Sunday, 7 March, 14.00

Sunday, 7 March, 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.

Vivant (Argentina)

By Carlos Nahuel Cerutti

 

Something is already here. A Super 8 and 2d experimental animation film.

Running time: 00:02:00

Vivant-(Argentina)-by-Carlos-Nahuel-Ceru

Ophelia (France)

By Hadi Moussally

 

A tribute to the Pre-raphaelite brotherhood by telling the story of the creation of some of the most famous paintings, especially the most known "Ophelia" by Sir John Everett Millais. Where we can see nature taking more and more place in the art. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach.

Running time: 00:06:06

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Quantum Clouds (Greece)

By Dimitris Giouzepas

 

Unsettling visuals for an unsettling tune, an ever-evolving Rorschach inkblot, an ungrasped idea.

Running time: 00:03:43

Quantum-Clouds-(Greece)-by-Dimitris-Giou

Contact (Canada)

By Frédéric Desjardins

 

In a world where technology often makes it possible to do without others, a man works, lives and carries out all of his activities alone.

Running time: 00:09:03

Contact-(Canada)-by-Frédéric-Desjardins.

Things Floating in the Hudson (United States)

By Ellen Sampson

 

'Things Floating in the Hudson' follows the director’s morning walk passing to look at the traces others have left behind.

Running time: 00:02:40

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Diaphone Island (Switzerland)

By Yannick Mosimann

 

A recurring drone changes and reshapes the land and sea.

Running time: 00:06:00

Diaphone-Island-(Switzerland)-by-Yannick

121 days (United Kingdom)

By Livio Bondi

 

Four months into lockdown, the mind starts moving faster than the body.

Running time: 00:02:00

121-days-(United-Kingdom)-by-Livio-Bondi

Otherworld (United States)

By Louis Hock

"During U.S.’s first moon landing, the fundamental desire was to succeed and document it. In contrast to the audio of the astronauts filming and photographing their activity are images of night time feral animals hunting, foraging, and procreating my backyard. One describes the “new frontier” of space colonization and the other the “new wilderness” of urban centers. Both represent potential ecological futures for human species."

Running time: 00:13:00

OTHERWORLD-(United-States)-by-Louis-Hock

digital love (remix) (Germany)

By Raphaël Languillat

 

An ambient/drone remix of Daft Punk's Digital Love revisiting William's Shakespeare narrative poem 'Venus and Adonis'. Written and shot during the Covid-19 pandemic, ’digital love (remix)’ focusses on the relationship between gender and couple, intimacy and distancing, as well as desire and death.

Running time: 00:05:00

digital-love-(remix)-(Germany)-by-Raphaë

Korridor (Germany)

By Walter Duncan, Marie-Pierre Bonniol

 

Confined in their flat in Berlin during the Lockdown, March 2020, a Mother and her 7-year old son collaborate on a playful testament to creativity — a fantastical short made using only a clothes horse, a shiny hula hoop and a lamp. In the process, they transform their ordinary corridor into a ghostly and experimental place marked by gamelan sounds and transfixing light imagery.


Running time: 00:01:16

Korridor-(Germany)-by-Walter-Duncan,-Mar

Everything Is Under Control (United Kingdom)

By Roland Denning

 

A story told by machines to humans in a world that has crashed and then been re-booted from a back-up. But the back-up was faulty and glitches are increasingly apparent. Have human beings and machines merged? Is the whole world counterfeit? Is free will illusion? Our machine is an unreliable narrator if ever there was one. The machines tell us that everything is under control, but can we believe them? Constructed out of archive material and an AI synthesised voice. 'Everything Is Under Control' is a wry philosophical reflection on our current predicament. Running time: 00:06:25

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4913 Colors (United States) by Tom Bessoir

 

“I was inspired by seeing the artwork '4900 Colors' at the The Met Breuer retrospective Gerhard Richter: Painting After All one week before the museums closed due to the pandemic. '4900 Colors' consists of modular squares produced by mixing the three primaries in graduated amounts to expand the number of hues and tones. The artist produced 196 unique panels composed of twenty-five squares. The placement and positioning of the panels is deliberately arbitrary. I combined 17 shades of each primary color. Like Richter I used a computer program to generate my colors and to randomly distribute them in five-by-five frames. My title frame is an homage to Richter’s 'Cologne Cathedral Windows' (2007) which the artist created the same year as '4900 Colors'.” Running time: 00:00:30

4913-Colors-(United-States)-by-Tom-Besso

Haiku from a Dead Poet (Brazil)

By Akira Kamiki

 

João, it’s been so long

I took these mediocre photos

And, suddenly, I remembered

That I forgot to mention

That I love you

Before I left the country.

A poetry film made entirely with a cell phone exploring the regret and longing of a Brazilian immigrant in London.

Running time: 00:04:40

Haiku-from-a-Dead-Poet-(Brazil)-by-Akira

Sleep Mask (Greece)
By Phryne Konti

 

A super8 study on memory and phosphenes.

Running time: 00:03:10

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Kuleshov and the virus (Brazil)

By Gunga Guerra

 

Inspired by the artist’s own fear and the images related to 'panic buying' during the Covid Pandemic, the short 'Kuleshov and the virus' is assembled following the theory of the Kuleshov Effect (one of the first in Soviet cinema) in which two juxtaposed planes lead to a third plane, which is the subjective interpretation of the two previous planes (A+B=C).

Running time: 00:01:00

Kuleshov-and-the-virus-(Brazil)-by-Gunga

Transponder (Belgium)

By Thomas Verijke

 

Emil is a photographer. He loves photos, he lives photos. Transponder explores his photographic obsession with both observed objects and personal experiences. Emil's life, his present as well as his memories of love and encounters are captured as a sequence of pictures taken with a camera. Moments can be zoomed in and reasons for separation investigated pixel by pixel. Life's episodes are viewed through a filter. Ultimately though, images remain only static snapshots of an ever-moving reality, and so Emil finds himself constantly searching for new moments. Looking.

Running time: 00:14:24

TRANSPONDER-(Belgium)-by-Thomas-Verijke.