[rohrpost] TONIGHT! Directors Lounge Screening - Spatial Relations - Deborah Uhde and Melissa Faivre

richfilm productions office at richfilm.de
Do Jul 28 18:26:06 CEST 2016

Directors Lounge Screening:

Spatial Relations
Deborah Uhde and Melissa Faivre
Thursday, 28. July 2016
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Two young artists who recently moved to Berlin 
present their experimental video work. On a first 
view their work seems to be very similar as they 
use associative techniques of montage and 
editing, and both demand an active viewer who 
positively combines and completes the offered 
pictures to their own interpretation or, story.

This applies specifically to two of the films, 
"The Space In Between" by Melissa Faivre and 
"State of the Art of the State - a Dysfunctional 
Machine" by Deborah Uhde. Both films seem to work 
with loosely connected images, which do not 
easily combine as a story and are brought 
together by rhythmic editing and a poetic film 
language. Both films deal with spacial relations, 
with the space between people and objects, 
between objects and exterior or interior space 
and the space between camera and subject.

The film by Melissa Faivre shows two domestic 
spaces and two people interacting in those 
spaces, mostly using cameras. One of the spaces 
has a large bed, a makeshift steel frame and two 
windows, the other one lots of electronic 
equipment. The reason for the interaction stays 
obscure, it may just be a spacial exploration. 
The gazes from and to the camera distorted by 
analogue and digital means to reveal secrets 
about the place or the people or about their 
relation and it creates some suspense. The 
interaction seems to follow some performative 
rule. The viewer is not really asked to analyze 
the fragments but to put together the pieces of 
distorted and rhythmically edited information to 
some visual-poetic experience.

Deborah Uhde's piece "State of the Art of the 
State - a Dysfunctional Machine" seems to be made 
of pieces of information about a space in a very 
different way. Views of a science campus, the 
"physikalisch-technische Bundesanstalt 
Braunschweig", are being combined on a double 
screen and edited in associative ways. The rhythm 
of the pictures is slow and seems to follow the 
pace of a documented research, the cataloguing 
and search for art on the campus as the subtitles 
state. However, we rarely get to see art, at 
least no paintings or sculptures but strange 
constellations of buildings, containers, rulers, 
marks and construction signs, any of which could 
be part of some art project but very unlikely is 
so. The one object that looks very much like a 
modernist sculpture, a steel object that combines 
spheres and poles, apparently is an object for 
measurement as the viewer is informed by 
subtitles. Deborah's film thus combines spatial 
views in a poetical and rhythmical way, but then 
it seems, she rather asks the viewer to 
critically engage and make their own distinctions 
between aesthetic and utilitarian spatial use.

Both filmmakers present a number of very 
different films, set between the documentary and 
experimental forms. A program of very fresh new 
experimental films from filmmakers living in 
Berlin and coming from France/Netherlands and 

Artist Link:

Directors Lounge  http://www.directorslounge.net
Richfilm  http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
Z-Bar  http://www.z-bar.de

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