Distillation – Zuzana Žabková: Für Elise – De profundis
Zuzana Žabková’s experimental (contemporary) dance films compound the features of the avant-garde imagist films with the attributes of the Eastern-Central-European concept art.
Interaction – Alexandra Moralesová: Shuttered Cut
In Shuttered Cut Moralesová creates a new cinematic experience, by manipulating her own cinematographic work in an electronic form but with the clear intention of exploiting – therefore acknowledging – the specific characteristics of each media.
Recycling – Mira Gáberová: Forever
Gáberová introduces the form of the woman as the main medium, where representation – together with the presence of the man – banishes the „male gaze”.
Gamechanger – Dóra Maurer: Kalah
From all Hungarian non-narrative films made in the Balázs Béla Studio, Maurer’s is the only true representative of – what LeGrice calls – perceptual film.
I See You – Alicja Żebrowska: The Mystery is Looking
With a playful twist Żebrowska shifts power from the phallic male gaze to the traditionally silent and sightless vagina.
The Regions of Experience – Alice Růžičková: Biostructures
Růžičková’s Biostructures presents a study of a cherry flower glued to the film material with onionskins pigeon plumes and dandelion’s fluff fixed to scotch tape and movable celluloid.
Fragmented Pleasure – Aneta Grzeszykowska: Holes
In this undoubtedly “self-erotic” play Grzeszykowska goes beyond speaking up against the traditional patriarchal representation of the female nude.
Continuity – Paulína Mačáková: Random Thought (of birds and assumption)
Random Thought could be seen as an East-West gateway, which celebrates the never ending correspondence between different cultures, eras and styles.