Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival (KLEX)
16. - 18. November 2012
November 16th - 18th, 2012

Zu Gast beim KLEX 2012 | Visit at KLEX 2012
[ In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Kuala Lumpur,
and supported by Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) ]

Programm 2 | program 2
Aktueller deutscher Experimentalfilm | Recent experimental FilmVideo from Germany
TIME: Speed-up and Slow-down

[ 74 min | 2009-2012 | 9 FilmVideo ]
(curated by Michael Brynntrup)
Sun, 18 Nov, 2012, 6:30pm - The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe

In Deutschland entstehen jährlich über 2500 Kurzfilme. Kurzfilme sind in allen Genres die innovativste Filmform, und der experimentelle Kurzfilm stellt noch eine Steigerungsform dieser Innovationslust dar. Bei dieser Fülle und Vielfalt der Kurzfilmproduktion wird mit jeder speziellen Auswahl das Fenster nur einen Spalt breit geöffnet, und es gelingt nur ein sehr begrenzter Ausblick auf das Phänomen 'Aktueller deutscher Experimentalfilm'.
Das hier vorgestellte Programm fokussiert auf die Essenz des Films und insbesondere die Essenz des Experimentalfilms: es geht um Zeit, um das Betrachten/Behandeln von Zeit und um den Umgang mit Zeit. Die Filme in diesem Programm dehnen oder verdichten die Zeit: Speed-up and Slow-down. Manche Filme bestehen aus nur einer Einstellung, und die Zeit steht scheinbar still. Andere Filme wiederum nutzen die Stopmotion/Zeitraffer-Technik, und die Zeit wird um ein vielfaches beschleunigt. Allen Arbeiten gemeinsam ist der subjektive Ansatz im Umgang mit der Zeit und in der Sicht auf die Welt. Zeit ist Gesellschaft: die 'heutige Zeit'. Zeit ist aber auch Lebenszeit: die Jugend, das Alter. Und Zeit ist auch Verlangen: die Sehnsucht nach Ruhe/Geborgenheit in der Natur oder im eigenen Heim. Aber vor allem ist Zeit die Zeit im Kino, der Moment des aktuellen Erlebens und die unmittelbaren Gefühle im Kopf. Die Filmemacher/innen dieses Programms wenden sich an den Zuschauer und laden ihn ein, mit den Filmen auf eine Zeitreise zu gehen. (MB)

Over 2500 short films are produced in Germany every year. In all genres, short films are the most innovative form, and experimental short films represent an even more intense form of this innovative drive. With such an abundance and diversity of short films, any specific selection can no more than crack open the window, offering just a very limited look at the phenomenon of “recent German experimental film.”
This program focuses on the essence of film, particularly the essence of experimental film: it looks at time, the observation/treatment of time, and the handling of time. The films in this program stretch and condense time, speeding up and slowing down. Some films appear to be a single shot, with time apparently standing still. Other films use stop motion and time lapse techniques, so that time is greatly accelerated. All these works share a subjective approach to time, and to looking at the world. Time is society: the “current times”. But time is also lifetime: youth and ageing. And time is also desire: the yearning for peace/security in Nature or one’s own home. But above all, time is cinematic time, the moment of current experience and the immediate feelings of the mind. The filmmakers in this program invite the audience to come along on a journey through time. (MB)
Carsten Knoop
Miezen - Projector's Cut
Lillies - Projector's Cut
3 min | 1991 | video (35mm) | col | sound (no dialog) | DE/Hamburg

4770 pictures in 90 meters. 1192 cuts in 3 minutes. 15 years on the job. Now all other projectionists are about to shiver.
Meike Redeker
11:33 min | 2012 | video (HDV) | silent (no dialog) | DE/Braunschweig

In the focus of the camera, the camera in focus.
Thomas Bartels
Die Haut der Dinge
Skin Of Things
6:30 min | 2009 | video (35mm 1:1.85) | col | sound

Thousands of photographs start a new life on the old animation stand. In the filmmaker's studio and appartment sounds and images form a personal world. Finally some mechanical pieces melt into a vehicle that leads to an escape.
Corinna Schnitt
Tee trinken
Tea Drinking
15 min | 2012 | video (RED 16:9) | col | sound (no dialog) | DE/Braunschweig

Corinna Schnitt's video narratives often begin with everyday scenes that gradually turn into the absurd. In "Tee trinken" various old people are shown within a modern living environment, sitting silently and without any motion. On different TV sets they all watch the same video of a young girl in a field of flowers, elegantly drinking tea and smiling. The video deals with the relationship between age and youth, nature and culture, and finally between reality and media.
Jennifer Kurbjuweit
face lovin' happy pills
face lovin' happy pills
4:55 min | 2012 | video (HDV) | sound (english) | DE/Braunschweig

“...ooh baby don't stop, don't stop, go deeper, baby deeper, you feel so good, i'm gonna cry...” - Melancholy victim, Drag, fetishised body, autonomous femininity or obsequiousness, male gaze, parody, staging of female facial play, self destruction, gender clichés, women's bodies as a decorative Accessoire, "i 'm gonna take you places you 've never been before", sex object, typically masculine desire...? – an experimentalselfexploringsongcovervideo about love, Gender, pop – and drugs.
Erik Pauhrizi
The world is a dream (1st part of a trilogy)
The world is a dream (1st part of a trilogy)
9:11 min | 2012 | video (HD+16mm) | sound (english subtitled) | DE/Braunschweig

The film called 'The world is a dream.' It is an experimental short film about freedom and risk, which I learned during my three-year stay in Germany. What really is freedom through the eyes of a man with a muslim name and come from a third world country?. I come from Indonesia and grew up in a culture whose rules are very strict. After I lived three years in Berlin and Braunschweig, I came across the biggest conflict in my life. It is a clash of dreams, visions and desires.
Rico Chibac
virtual realitv
virtual realitv
4:13 min | 2011 | video (HDV) | sound (english subtitled) | DE/Braunschweig

This video shocks the users of the world wide web. It was published on YouTube and shows the immense brutality of the war in Afghanistan. The video was made using an infrared camera, whose broadcast images were recorded off of a computer screen.
Michel Klöfkorn
11 min | 2009 | video (Canon EOS 20D) | col | stereo (english) | DE/Frankfurt

At first glance, Michel Klöfkorn seems to set a contemplative lookout on nature, but soon, as we are caught by the soft and poetic rhythm of the landscape at dusk, when suddenly a frenetic little army of hybrid beings take over and devastate everything on their way. Half robots, half giant ants, Michel Klöfkorn has cleverly made use of pigeon spikes usually found on building ledges.
Isabell Spengler
Lint Lent Land
Lint Lent Land
9 min | 2009 | DV (35mm/HDCam) | col | sound (no dialog) | DE/Berlin

The film consists of 8 sequences composed of 12 still photos each. Each photo stands for 5 seconds. The photos show models of landscapes made of wrapping paper, sparklers and kitty litter – simultaneously trash and sign. The soundtrack consists of natural sounds (such as water, fire, wind etc.) cut up, looped and pitched into a musical form shifting between atmospheric environments and structural composition. “Lint Lent Land” – The title can be read as a sentence or as a reflection of the film’s time structure.