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Two Short Nights Film Festival
Exeter Phoenix’s 16th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a jam-packed programme of screenings and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible animation, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the globe, alongside emerging local talent.
Shorts #2: Artists Moving Image + Q&A
The premiere of Exeter Phoenix’s 2017 Artists’ Moving Image Commission winner Isobel Adderley’s W E F E W, with a Q&A from the artist. Adderley’s work explores the preconception of the body and physical space as separate and opposing forces through film, sculpture, live performance and music production. Isobel has recently worked with Random Acts on her piece Qwake and more locally with Somerset Art Works.
A short programme of artists’ moving image works from exciting new talent will follow the premiere of this commission. Including Golden Berlin Bear nominated HIWA, an experimental short in which a dream set in the streets of Athens turns into a nightmare. While in Maria von Hausswolff’s Alien Tourist, an alien lands on a foreign planet, shifting through the dark wilderness.
W E F E W
Isobel Adderley, UK, 2017, 8mins
Taught skin over twisted bones. Hairy skin, caked and matted in mud. Animal or human, human or animal, or neither, or both. Hybrid bodies convulse across the screen. Concrete architecture. Human rocks. Empty space. Hard surfaces merge with skin, with fur, with fabric. Separate elements bound together by new skin grown around them: this place.
Hannah Subotnick, USA, 2016, 2mins
In the darkness i can see
Maria von Hausswolff, Denmark, 2016, 15mins
An alien has landed on a foreign planet, where life once existed. Moving aimless through dark shifting nature, glimpses of frozen figures, humans, in a deserted wilderness where the sunlight is now out of reach.
Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece, 2017, 11mins
In Jay’s dream the sun is so weak, you can look straight at it, without getting blind.
Florian Fischer & Johannes Krel, Germany, 2016, 11mins
A dialectical treatment of our relationship to nature as a warehouse for materials and mystical space of possibilities.
1000 Smiles per Hour
Fabian Altenried, Germany/UK, 2017, 15mins
Drifting across the outer edges of a concrete landscape, a twilight meeting engenders a precious moment of connection for a melancholy performer, amid the coldly apathetic city limits.
Antes de irme
Mariana Sanguinetti, Argentina, 2017, 10mins
Jimena’s ex-boyfriend now lives in their old place with his new girlfriend. She still has the keys and things to tell him. She goes in when no one is there because it just feels normal.
Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix