Sublime landscapes: fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Sometimes the view is obstructed by a historical event, a natural phenomenon, a personal vision, the gaze of the media, ambiguous images.
Films screened in this combined programme
Atlante 1783Maria Giovanna Cicciari IFFR 2017 25′
A romantic, rough-edged Mediterranean landscape. Atlante 1783 searches for clues in Calabria, where the 1783 earthquake re-wrote geology and history.
Latency Contemplation 2Cho Seoungho IFFR 2017 8′
Seoungho Cho's internal visions and his perception of the outer world come together in a fluent meditation on space, place and sound.
Only the Beloved Keeps Our SecretsBasel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme IFFR 2017 10′
Images of ritual and dance collected online overlap to obscure one another in Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s video, which contemplates the erasure of images.
The WatchmenFern Silva IFFR 2017 10′
"Visibility is a trap", wrote Michel Foucault with regard to the panopticon as a model of control. Fern Silva's The Watchmen opens opportunities to escape it.
The RemnantIFFR 2017 19′
In 1659 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch Commander of the Cape in South Africa, planted a hedge of indigenous wild almond trees. Its remnants still exist.