Live On TV

Live On TV

Date: 
06.02.2011 14:30
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
Screening
Location: 
HKW
Lecture Hall
Hilarious by Roee Rosen
Hilarious by Roee Rosen

This programme presents seven contemporary positions addressing television and its successor, the Internet. Starting comically and absurdly, these short films ultimately climax into horror as professionals and amateurs expose their vulnerability to the camera in found footage clips à la YouTube and artificially staged scenes.

This programme presents seven contemporary positions addressing television and its successor, the Internet. In We'll Let You Know a stage actor attempts to describe an aesthetic experience while an  annoyed voice from the wings – so paradigmatical for TV – demands the bore be removed. Everytime consists of 16 synchronically mounted YouTube clips in which several different teenagers cover the same hit song. The series How To Explain It To My Parents resembles the studio talks of scandal shows on TV, except that this time it features a contemporary artist trying to explain his art – to his parents. The piece Somewhere Only We Know is based on found footage and shows game show candidates as they are waiting to find out about their scores. Incident by a Bank shows the reconstruction of a bank robbery from the mobile phone footage of passers-by who recorded the original incident as if it were a spectacle put on for TV rather than a 'real' event. The film Hilarious, which was shot in the style of a late night talk-show, stretches the idiosyncratic humour of this genre far beyond the point where things stop being funny. While unfolding an imaginary horror film through its sound track, Suburb Within reduces the TV image to its abstract quintessence: noise.

 

We'll Let You Know, Stephen Sutcliffe, uk 2008, 1 min

Everytime, Camille Verbunt, nl 2008, 4 min
How to Explain It to My Parents: Arno Coenen, Lernert & Sander, nl 2009, 12 min
Somewhere Only We Know, Jesse McLean, us 2009, 6 min
Incident by a Bank, Ruben Östlund, se 2010, 12 min
Hilarious, Roee Rosen, il 2010, 21 min *
Suburb Within, Pekka Sassi, fi 2009, 11 min
* Director will attend screening and Q & A

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