CONDITIONAL CINEMA 1/2/3
Curated by Mika Taanila.
Recurring (2018-2020|22) and hybrid residency at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
The curatorial premise: a slowed down live cinema, away from sensational excess and towards the exploration of post-capitalist ideas. The decline of manual labor in many fields rises important questions concerning automatism and the problem of the ‘obsolete human’; under such thought, expanded cinema, which is usually conditioned by the presence of a live element, became the starting point. What if such cinema became the only peaceful and intimate oasis available? An antithesis to bit size culture. What if there is absolutely no manipulating narrative? What if…
Ficciones then, explored through expanded projection, performance and gardening, ideas concerning the “immediate” together with notions such as intimacy, touch, care and living matter, duration as meditation, action displaced, múltiple register, creative feedback and synchronicity.
Starting in 2018 with the making of ceramic sculptures at a 1:1 ratio with a chest cavity, so that they too could become containers of heart. They where then ‘planted’ during a performance while having a live/delayed projection.
The sculptures became the main actores and hosts of a living ecosystem of moss. Activating, through out the year, the contemplation of their caretakers – local collaborators.
These extremely slow movies where filmed in 2019 with a multiple super-8 camera mobile. Multiplicity, decentralization and gravity inspired such making. The rushes where projected while poetic thoughts on the process where read out loud.
The residency concluded in the screening of the final film, Ficciones.