“Signes de Nuit – Cinéma d’ailleur et de demain”

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 16:39

Originally published by Cluster, written by Cristina Lobnik
photo: courtesy: Sigens De Nuit

Next week starts the Short Film Festival “Sigens De Nuit” in Paris presenting a program with films coming from approximately 35 countries. The International Festival is comprised of films, which reflect new views, original imagery and a critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. Artists with different mental and social backgrounds present films, which combine music, image, rhythm, time and space carry not only an aesthetic purpose, but also broaden the possibilities of communication and understanding between people within different international communities.

Included in the Festival’s International Competition is a cinétract by Cluster’s Paris correspondents Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, Wolkengestalt, which will be shown on Monday 31st at Cinéma L’Archipel.

photo: courtesy: Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

Inspired by Goethe’s meteorological observations from September 11 1819, which “are remarkable for their precision, the careful mapping and sorting out of different types of weather phenomena, but above all their sense of measure, the calm certainty that after a storm the sky would clear” according to the co-director Graeme Thomson, “the sense of the film lies in the open, multilayered disjunction between the events and times to which it refers. Goethe lived in an epoch when painters had begun to rethink how to paint the sky. Revolution was in the air.””

The cinétract “Wolkengestalt” from Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson is currently being shown at the exhibition “Place@Space (Re)Shaping Everyday Life” at the Art Space Kunstencentrum Z33 in Hasselt (Belgium).


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