Rolien Sandelowsky: this
Project video by the beautiful Rolien, and she writes:
“this is a movie i made using a doll, a chair and a bag of plain flower, referring to the superficial overconsious world we are living in. we all grow up thinking we can do everything and be everyone. people do things because other people do so, without acting with a reason, just because they do. drugs, sex, walking away being alone rather than an independent individual. in contrast to this superficiality, I decided to include heavier work of a known, gifted and appreciated artist chopin. the background music in this video is etude op. 10, number for - by sviatoslav richter”
Take a watch!
Maria Bock: Baldguy (Skallamann)
This was probably my favourite film of all the International Shorts I saw last night at the Chauvel Cinema as part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF).
Its a 12minute film and follows a boy who tells his parents he made out with this bald guy. His mother is disgusted - “couldn’t he at least have made out with someone with hair?” - but comes to realise her son’s excitement is just the same as when she met her husband when they were young. Its Norweigan with subtitles, and yes, they pretty much sing for most of the 12 minutes. Its great!
The other film I adored, both for the message and for the wonderful animation (I’ve never seen animation quite like it, its beautiful) was Barking Island (Chienne d’Histoire) by Serge Avedikian and you can see it at the link below.
Let me know your thoughts!
www.hraff.org - the Australian Shorts are tonight - GO if you can!
David Kelly: How to build your creative confidence
Resonating entirely, I’ve got that story of primary school too. And even though I found some creative confidence whilst in 6th form - thank you Mrs Egan-Fowler - I’ve lost it again. Have to work on finding it and enticing it out once more.