This compendium of work spans across many disciplines, some pieces even redefine those boundaries.
Each piece on this compendium has contributed to defining an era of filmmaking: seminal works from around the world, selected for your viewing pleasure.
Curated by Nicky Gogan, Gavin Murphy and Andrew Keogh.
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Grau is a personal reflection on memories coming up during a car accident, where past events emerge, fuse, erode and finally vanish ethereally. Various real sources were distorted, filtered and fitted into a sculptural structure to create not a plain abstract, but a very private snapshot of a whole life within its last seconds.
The living paintings (Tableaux Vivants) of growing structures branch out over 10:01 minutes (a reference to the binary system by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, where he ascribes 1 to god and 0 to the devil) without ever reaching pure black or white respectively. Every element originates from real experiences and is adapted from my sketches, my own body fragments or scientific visualization methods. For example the first, still colored seconds are the prismatic halos of the collision fading into gray (grau in german) The musical framework connects the memories born out of the dramatic moment to clusters. These are unleashed from the image flux partially – to ease the desired, free associations of the beholder. www.grau1001.de
Born 1977 in Jena, Germany Robert Seidel studied at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar, and as an artist works in the field of organic-digital graphics.
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (desperate optimists) spent two years creating a series of films that capture different places and communities in daring long takes. Working with 35mm equipment, complex film rigs and environments, not to mention hundreds of extras and a propensity for working with both children and animals, they have generated a body of work that is both theatrical and deeply cinematic, experimental and highly accessible. Revolution is the third film in the series and is a technically astonishing circular shot that tracks over the activities at a community fete. All appears calm and well until dogs die, electricity cables cross, giant books topple and mayhem and chaos descend. Revolution involved 91 people from Lambeth in the shooting and was filmed on location at the YMCA on Stockwell Road during a sunny afternoon in September 2004. Revolution was funded by Arts Council England.