Home Entertainment at This is Short

As part of the Festival Windows program of This is Short project, we present our finest selection Home Entertainment to be enjoyed online from May 20-26

Confinement, lock-down, curfew, measures. All these features of the state of exception evoked mysteries of what is woven beyond the sphere of the familiar world. Largely at home. Within our horizon, depending on our gaze, we had time for meticulous examination of all the objects, notions and actions that usually reside the realm of automation or frivolous (re)cognition.

This film coronal offers immersive works, in both image and text, and spectator-wise they have been highly rewarding when experienced within the institution of cinema. Yet the way they are made and motives they suggest, grasp our attention even more in this attention-fragmented setting.

Twisted fantasies at the backdrop of everyday in Sebastian Bürkner’s entertainingly awkward and slick Purple Gray, a slightly modified water polo match playing with our perception in Ivan Ladislav Galeta’s 1970’/80’s classic Water Pulu 1869 1896, or awakening of lifeless objects imbued with emotions that inhabit “an intangible new world of virtual experience“ in dazzling Invisible World by Jesse McLean. The outer-space becomes a detached environment destined to observe - a thriller-like investigation in the neighbourhood of Tomislav Šoban’s craftmanship in his stop-motion The Tiniest, or compelling stories of America’s mythical desert from a stunning bird’s view constructed by Leo Calice and Gerhard Treml’s collective O.N.L.S.D in Eden's Edge (Three Shorts on the Californian Dessert). Thus, suggesting finishing this program with a contemporary masterpiece by Alexandre Larose, brouillard passage #14, we offer a tangible feel of freedom in glistening nature, depicting our utmost relation with the analogue world that we are part of. 

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Photo: brouillard passage #14, Alexandre Larose