The limits of human observation in the contemporary media landscape explored through short films, documentaries, discussions and an exhibition.
Films in ‘Blind Spots’
La montagne magiqueAndrei Schtakleff IFFR 2016 68′
A camera takes us deep underground where Bolivian miners toil in primitive conditions. A time-machine film that takes us through the pitch black to a primeval altar and simultaneously confronts us with the tourist industry’s voyeurism.
The Light and the PaperSara van der Heide IFFR 2016 3′
How empty is a blank page? This film carefully studies the prime precondition for seeing: the presence of light.
EidolaPeter Miller IFFR 2016 6′
Artist Peter Miller used infrared glasses to examine a coil in the camera and wrote his 'images' onto it with a laser pen.
EigenlichtMelvin Moti IFFR 2016 18′
Certain minerals convert absorbed UV light into visible colours of unearthly beauty. Shown in sacred, cosmic silence.