Celluloid-based filmmaking is alive and well in Europe, thanks to a network of film labs dedicated to both the preservation of technology and cinematic experimentation. This two-night program features work from three artist-run cooperatives: L’Abominable in La Courneuve, France; Labor Berlin in Berlin, Germany; and Labo Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. While the artists associated with these labs produce work in a variety of styles, the films selected for these two evenings are similar in demonstrating extremes of the photographic process.
Monday night’s films:
Parties Visible et Invisible D’Un Ensemble Sous Tension
Director: Emmanuel Lefrant
In these landscapes in fusion, it’s the logic of a world that reveals itself. A bipolar world, where invisible takes shape with the visible, where the first dissolves itself into the second and vice versa. (7 mins.— L’Abominable)
Directors: Oliver Fouchard, Mahine Rouhi
Co-presented by Cinema Project and Northwest Film Center.
Films in this Program
Directed by Emmanuel Lefrant
In these landscapes in fusion, it’s the logic of a world that reveals itself. A bipolar world, where invisible takes …
“In the Alps, in Kurdistan, in Tchecheny... It all begins with a blue tree – BLACK – Then, clouds raking …
Directed by Guillaume Cailleau
A hand-processed film that is extremely rich in contrast. More than with standard black–and–white material, the black and white here …