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Artist Talk: belit sağIFFR 2017
Presentation by Turkish artist and filmmaker belit sağ. She will discuss recent images of conflict, propaganda and war, as well as our relationship to those images, with a focus on her four recent videos.
Artist Talk: Jesse McLeanIFFR 2017
Presentation by the American artist and filmmaker Jesse McLean, who is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behaviour and relationships. With a selection of her work she will present a collagist approach to video, and examine the influence of media and technology on her own creative practice.
A Man After MidnightSu Hui-yu IFFR 2017 5′
Referencing a popular ABBA song, Su Hui-yu’s video conducts a séance of a late-night Taiwanese television variety show where host Frankie Kao presented song and dance numbers.
Man Carrying ShameSu Hui-yu IFFR 2017 5′
Shrouded in darkness, the private imagination of a man addicted to pornography is made public in Su Hui-yu’s eerie video.
Nue QuanSu Hui-yu IFFR 2017 9′
Based on a real-life incident, this ethereal video is a quiet requiem for a man who suffocated to death from erotic asphyxiation with his one-night stand.
Stilnox Home Video: The Midnight HoursSu Hui-yu IFFR 2017 21′
Trapped between waking life and the subconscious, Su Hui-yu finds television characters come to life in his smoke-filled apartment room after he takes a sleeping pill.
Su Hui-yu: The Midnight HoursIFFR 2017
Midnight is when artist Su Hui-yu is most awake. Walking through the haze of Taiwan’s history, he finds naked bodies telling stories of oppressed sexual thoughts. Most titles in this compilation programme will be shown for the first time in a film festival. Also see Super Taboo in the Tiger Competition for Short Films.
Thou Shalt Not Self-pollute (Dr. Kinsey)Su Hui-yu IFFR 2017 13′
Traditional society tends to look down on masturbation. In atmospheric slow motion, a doctor tells his patients of the 'self-polluting' consequences of exploring one's sexual desires.