November is traditionally the month of the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) and Fotografiska as a big fan of quality films decided in collaboration with PÖFF to combine photography and cinema as there could not have been a better exhibition at hand than Alex Prager’s “Welcome Home”.
On November 22 and December 6, starting at 17:00, a special program of PÖFF Shorts “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” will take place in the cinema hall of the Alex Prager exhibition on the 3rd floor of Fotografiska. The evening begins with a special tour by Piibe Kolka taking us through Alex Prager’s exhibition “Welcome Home” and is followed by the special screening of four unique short films from world-renowned creators.
Piibe Kolka is a filmmaker and video artist who is interested in the gaps between reality and fiction and the performativity of everyday life. She has spent a few years in the melodramas of US metropolitan streets, capturing it on video camera, and opens Prager's exhibition from the perspective of Hollywood references and the colorful street drama influenced by William Eggleston.
“Follow The Yellow Brick Road” is a programme of shorts that echo the themes and techniques within Prager’s work that change our view of traditional narrative as well as examine complex relationships of audiences and observation. With a title taken from one of the classics of Hollywood cinema, the selection helps us see the paths that lead towards Prager’s work and the roads that venture away from it.
The programme is introduced by Laurence Boyce - the Short Film Programme Director
Play (Dirs. Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet, Germany, 2003, 7 mins)
Play is a montage of archive footage of audiences in which the on-screen action can only be seen reflected in the facial expressions and gestures of the audience. Individual behaviour condenses into collective behaviour. The event is transferred from the stage to the hall; audience members become the actors in an unpredictable drama.
Outer Space (Dir. Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 1999, 10 mins)
Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.
Uso Justo (Dir. Coleman Miller, USA, 2005, 22 mins)
A director of experimental films plays a dangerous game with the inhabitants of the fictional city Uso Justo. Everyone interferes: the doctor and his friend, the nurse who has dreamt all her life of being a film star, a group of detectives who are trying to push forward their nephews, a sick child who would rather see butterflies than anything else... how an innocent hospital drama can turn into existential chaos
Play The Wind (Dir. Alex Prager, USA, 2019,
A sensuous art film with no dialogue, Play the Wind follows a brooding man in a beat-up car (Dimitri Chamblas) as he takes a nostalgic drive through Los Angeles. Lost in a world that feels like part of a fabricated memory and part distant dream. After locking eyes with a dark-haired woman (Riley Keough), her life takes a turn for the unexpected when she suddenly thrusts into her past. She tumbles rapidly through space and time as she confronts and strips away layers of her old self.
November is traditionally the month of the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) and Fotografiska as a big fan of quality films decided in collaboration with PÖFF to combine photography and cinema as there could not have been a better exhibition at ha
06.12.2020, 17:00 - 19:00