PROGRAM D to undress
Consisting largely of films that reflect a consciousness of the physical body as the cradle of the self, this program’s filmmakers are coincidentally all female and almost all in their 20s. Carnògica and Mother of the Mother . . . present abstract tales of the self, using sound, light and a strong sense of sensuality. In At the Parishes, a delicate reunion with a long-estranged father takes place through a tele-conference system. Communication in Girlfriend occurs only with the camera and the filmmaking process (voiceover narration). The films seem to hint that being aware of the physical self, or the carnal body, relates to how we measure distance with others. Meanwhile, the self-image of contemporary youth cannot no longer be separated from technology.
- SWITZERLAND / 2004 / No dialogue / Color / Video / 12 min
Director, Photography, Editing, Source: Martina Jacoma
Sound, Music: Marco Greco, Martina Jacoma
Production: Martina Jacoma, SUPSI-DACD
A video art work using X-ray images and endoscopes to anatomically observe the human body converts autobiographical experience into visual experiment.
Born 1981 in Locarno, Martina Jacoma graduated from the Department of Environment, Construction and Design at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in 2004.
Mother of the Mother and Also the Mother of the Mother’s Mother, and Her Daughter(“Haha no haha mo mata sono haha mo sono musume mo”)
JAPAN / 2005 / Japanese / Color / Video / 11 min
Director, Script, Photography, Editing, Music, Source: Setoguchi Miki
Art Design: Hagiwara Shiho
Personal Footage: Tsuchida Eriko
To come to terms with memories of a bed-ridden mother and of an isolated island where the filmmaker lived as a child with her grandmother, a curse gives life to dolls made from food. A modern-day Hariti (demon mother goddess) tale.
Born 1980 in Kagoshima, Setoguchi Miki graduated from the Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Gut of Gut (2004) was invited to Image Forum Cinematheque’s “Young Perspective 2004” program.
At the ParishesBei Parish
- SWITZERLAND / 2003 / Swiss-German, others / Color / Video / 30 min
Director, Script: Yaël Parish
Photography: Christine Munz
Editing: Gion-Reto Killias
Sound: Bettina Tenchio
Music: Marcel Vaid
Production, Source: Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich
The filmmaker’s parents hired nannies to take care of their three children. As an adult, the filmmaker visits the nannies, and confronts her now divorced parents and brothers about their trauma.
Born in 1973, Yaël Parish graduated in 2003 from HGKZ’s Film and Video Department. Her filmography includes Mensch und Menschine (short, 1999), Ruckkoppelung (experimental, 2000), Mannsbilder (short, 2000), Zeitreise (documentary, 2002) and Liebesweise (short, 2002).
- JAPAN / 2005 / Japanese / Color / Video / 32 min
Director, Script, Editing, Sound, Source: Sonobe Mamiko
Photography: Sonobe Mamiko, Kawamura Tomomi
Hanging out every day with a classmate, the filmmaker feels the urge to “undress her.” Using a narration soundtrack that speaks to another “you,” and emphasizing the ever present camera, the suspense mounts. A graduation project from Yamagata’s Tohoku University of Art and Design.
Born 1982 in Sapporo, Sonobe Mamiko began filmmaking after entering the Tohoku University of Art and Design in 2000. She graduated from the Media Arts Studies Visual Communication Design Program in 2003.