Residency

  • 75'
  • United States
  • 2023

Filmmaker Winnie Cheung appears as one of ten female multi-disciplinary creatives invited to participate in the Locker Room’s second annual residency founded by artist Samara Bliss in this haunting metafictional docu-horror. The scene is deep winter Brooklyn, a multi-level home typical of the burrow, with slightly dishevelled yet kaleidoscopic interiors that add flavour to the collective productivity.

Cheung’s camera increasingly provokes her subjects while playing with audience perception, interchanging between a sense of freedom summoned through creative expression and community juxtaposed against the rising tension anticipated in hybrid work-living experiences. Although the artists are free to leave the space, there is a sense of confinement and self-restraint as each artist is pushed to their limits, stifled by the pressure that comes with creation.

Inspired by DIY Punk cinema, Residency recalls Richard Lowenstein’s Dogs in Space (1986) or Gaspar Noé's Climax (2018), where the absence of natural light illuminates the fusion of colours, shapes, movements and sounds generated by the omnipresent creative flow, inducing a hallucinogenic and transient experience where practice and exhibition are in constant flux.

 

Ol Marin

  • 75'
  • United States
  • 2023
Director
Winnie Cheung
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
United States
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
75'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Brandon Elefante
Sales
alief SAS
Screenplay
Hillary Andujar, Courtney Andujar, Winnie Cheung
Cinematography
Winnie Cheung
Editor
Benjamin Shearn, Winnie Cheung
Sound Design
Daniel Rosato

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Saturday 28 January 2023
    KINO 2
    For professionals
  • In Person
    Sunday 29 January 2023
    KINO 1
    With Q&A
  • In Person
    Monday 30 January 2023
    Cinerama 3
    With prelude & Q&A
  • In Person
    Friday 03 February 2023
    Pathé 3
    With prelude
Director
Winnie Cheung
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
United States
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
75'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Brandon Elefante
Sales
alief SAS
Screenplay
Hillary Andujar, Courtney Andujar, Winnie Cheung
Cinematography
Winnie Cheung
Editor
Benjamin Shearn, Winnie Cheung
Sound Design
Daniel Rosato