Film is beautiful, film is wonderful, but - above all - film is tangible. It is a physical object that runs through the camera and projector. Filmmakers love their copy of a film; it has increasingly become a personal object. Panta Rhei features films made with and projected from 16mm, 35mm and multiple 16mm by filmmakers who travel and incorporate the saturated colours, flicker effects, dust and other imperfections into their visual language.
Films screened in this combined programme
Everything Turns...IFFR 2017 12′
Open investigation of number mythology. An almanac of time, space and place on Super-8 film, humorously referencing Hans Richter.
The Captured Light of an InstantLichun Tseng IFFR 2017 20′
Restlessness becomes concentration. Lichun Tseng’s film, inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s personal observations, is a layered, 35 mm experience in which time and place coalesce.
Luna e SanturJoshua Gen Solondz IFFR 2017 11′
Luna e Santur was inspired by a paranormal encounter. Masked figures engaged in a mysterious, passionate ritual filtered through stroboscopic flicker.
350 MYATerra Jean Long IFFR 2017 5′
The Tafilalt region in the Sahara Desert was once the Rheic Ocean. 350 MYA conjures the ocean’s presence in the landscape: deep time in the folds of space.
The Last TrainDianna Barrie IFFR 2017 12′
Footage from the trailer of Kereta Api Terakhir, found in the archive of Lab Laba Laba, melts into a soup of highly imaginative imagery of chemigrammed perforations.
HighviewSimon Liu IFFR 2017 20′
Highview consists of four, partially overlapping, 16mm images that fully coalesce into a colourful abstract painting, but also often create a narrative as an exploded montage.