Director Nicolas Provost once again returns to his favorite themes, exploring the storytelling techniques and codes of cinema. In Moving Stories, he minimizes the role of narrative while raising the soundtrack to equal status in an attempt to broaden perceptions of how viewers’ imaginations interact with creative work in film.
Nicolas Provost was born in the town of Ronse, Belgium in 1969. His work, mostly in short and medium length films, is largely concerned with the grammar of film – the details of storytelling. In 2011 he made his feature debut, The Invader. Provost’s works have screened at the world’s most prestigious festivals, including at Sundance, Rotterdam, Venice and Berlin. He lives and works in Brussels.
2000 Need Any Help? (short)
2003 Bataille (short)
2006 Induction (short)
2007 Plot Point (short)
2011 Poruszające historie / Moving Stories (short)
2011 The Invader
Who has been the most frequently portrayed figure in film over the past decades? Though not wholly surprising, it is still strange to hear the answer: it’s a tie between Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler. Conference is combines 65 actors’ portrayals of the infamous dictator. It makes for a truly eclectic gallery of roles and acting sensibilities that includes Udo Kier, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Hopkins, Charles Chaplin, Mel Brooks and Luis de Funès.
Born in 1967 in Steyr. 1994–2001 University of Applied Arts. Artist and curator, various participations in festivals and exhibitions, founding member of ‘VIDOK and lanolin’.
2002 Notes on film 01 else (short)
2003 Notes on Mazy (short)
2007 Mosaik Mécanique (short)
2011 Konferencja. Uwagi na temat filmu 05 / Conference. Notes on Film 05 (short)
Andreas Rochholl’s film is saturated with the music of pioneering American composer Morton Feldman. Though Feldman passed away in 1987, his work continues to inspire new experiments. Rochholl juxtaposes Feldman’s postmodern compositions with seemingly random scenes, some unspectacular, others strange. Well-versed in music and film techniques, director Rochholl ably uses both to pay a synchronous homage to Feldman’s creative work.
Graduated at Folkwang Hochschule Essen in directing and singing, postgraduate studies in camera and image engineering at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.
2011 Poznałem Heine na ulicy Fürstenberg / I Met Heine on the Rue Fürstenberg (short)
First, there were landscapes. Later, there were films of them. Now, digital editing has made it possible to transform images of landscapes into something that barely resembles the natural world. The sceneries in José Miguel Biscaya’s #29 are filtered through various effects, taking on the characteristics of the techniques used to transform them and losing their natural attributes. Media no longer relay an external reality – they create their own.
Born in Lisbon in 1973, is a mixed-media artist, live video performer and an independent filmmaker living and working in Amsterdam. His work has been shown in numerous international group-exhibitions and festivals, including IFFR, EMAF, IMPAKT, Rencontres Internationales Paris / Madrid / Berlin and POP-UP Lisboa. Currently José is working on a new series of video-works.
2003 Roadmovie (short)
2009 Neuland (short)
2011 #29 (short)
If God would come down to earth and try to earn a living in Bombay, most probably he would very soon become successful as a voice over artiste, lending his voice to thousands of Hindi movies and even more documentaries and public service films in India…
Director Bernd Lützeler was born in Düsseldorf in 1967. He studied at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. His artistic work is largely focused on experimental short films, which have been showcased at art festivals around the world. He often collaborates on other creators’ projects, frequently as an editor. His most recent film is The Voice of God.
1993 Rauschlitanei (short)
2003 True Love is just Filmi (short)
2005 Rapid Eye Love (short)
2011 Głos Boga / The Voice of God (short)
Meteor is a collage of European and American suspense, Sci-Fi, and horror films from the 1930s to the 1960s, including Peeping Tom, The Angry Red Planet and Children of the Damned. The result is a work that brings viewers on a voyage from the fantasies of starry-eyed heroes of children’s adventure stories to strange and scary extraterrestrial worlds.
Born in Langenhagen, Germany, in 1966. Lives in Hannover. Studied at the Braunschweig HBK.
1991 Schwertkampf (short)
1997 Release (short)
2001 7:48 (short)
2007 Pianoforte (short)
2011 Meteor (co-dir., short)
2012 The Eternal Lesson (short)
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1961. Lives in Bielefeld and Cologne. Studied at the Bielefeld University and at the Braunschweig HBK.
1990 Home Stories (short)
1993 Sleepy Haven (short)
1998 Vacancy (short)
2004 Album (short)
2011 Meteor (co-dir., short)
Try as you might – berate the projectionist, adjust the focus, blink – there’ no fixing the images in Vexed, the latest creation from experimental collective Telcosystems. For half an hour the screen is filled with what might pass for the results of a technical glitch. The work concentrates all our attention on images we would normally ignore or want to change, but which in the hands of its creators become something mesmerizing.
Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden are the founding members of Telcosystems. Lucas van der Velden (1976, Eindhoven) and Gideon Kiers (1975, Amsterdam) live and work in Rotterdam. Both studied at the Interfaculty Image and Sound, a department at the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy in The Hague. David Kiers (1977, Amsterdam) studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He works and lives in Amsterdam.
2002 FF series (short)
2004 Harsh / Sine R (short)
2007 Scape_Time (short)
2012 Rozdrażniony / Vexed (short)