Oberhausen | Screening Programs & Synopsis:

Artist Film & Video 2014 (Running time 84')
ARTos: 13 May 2015 / TECHNO.POLIS 20: 5 June 2015 / Pierides Museum: 7 June 2015
Five films between Black Box and White Cube that confront the past and ask in diverse ways “What remains?” Whilst Lior Shamriz both literally and figuratively investigates a bygone picture of Berlin, Josef Dabernig shows us in brilliantly composed black-and-white images people sitting on the banks of an Italian river who simply appropriate the landscape – regardless of its inhospitality. La estancia, winner of this year’s Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, depicts a massacre sparked by the battle for land rights in Paraguay, reconstructed as a series of subtle tableaux. The directors in this film programme employ a range of very unusual techniques and aesthetics, and some of their works have been shown to great acclaim in art exhibitions. Taken together, these films, some of them award-winning, give viewers an insight into the current state of international artist films.

Amour sauvage, L'
Germany, 2014, 26' by Lior Shamriz
Synopsis: Lost love, lost artistic collaboration, the two are meeting for one night as she briefly visits the city where he still lives. 

xx-xx-xx-gewobenes papier
Germany, 2014, 6', by Michel Klöfkorn
Synopsis: I wanted to make a film about de-weaving… Aren’t things here much too confusing complicated complected? I sent huge posters into the document shredder to have them cut into strips.

River Plate
Austria, 2013, 16', by Josef Dabernig
Synopsis: The film is set along the gravel banks of a flowing river in northern Italy, where a group of swimmers has gathered on a hot summer day.

False Twins
Portugal, 2014, 21', by Sandro Aguilar
Synopsis: Hidden memories and lost treasures of our primeval inhabitants. 

Estancia, La

Paraguay, 2014, 14', by Federico Adorno
Synopsis: A group of peasants enters La Estancia in search of their missing relatives. Are they dead? Are they alive? Nobody knows. Some survivors of the massacre hide in
the forest wandering around in shock.

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