Where Dreams Cross will guest this years Daytime Sessions at Trädgården in Stockholm. The film program is exclusively curated for a secret club-SPA; “Nangilima” hosted by Isa Maxe. The theme of “Nangilima” is meditation, rituals and ecstasy. The screenings will take place at a secret location somewhere in the club area during Daytime Sessions (30 May – 1 Aug 2014).
More info about the club Daytime Sessions visit: www.tradgarden.com
Marissa Viani Serrano uses video art to create poetic experiences in the free manipulation of time and space. She studied philosophy and film in Mexico and Germany (HFF Munich). “Lunaticus” explores the concept of the “divine disease” with the technical and formal resources of digital video and experimental film. In the Middle ages, the “divine disease” was known as a form of neurological or psychiatric disorder and took its name from certain symptoms that the patients suffered in a state of crisis. These symptoms were associated with involuntary body movement, heightened sensitivity and clarity of thought. Together they caused a state of altered reality in the perception of the patient that led him into a mystical or divine experience. “Lunaticus” focuses on recreating this type of sacred approach with a stylized montage of original and processed images and sounds.
Title: ”Lunaticus”, 2.30 min, 2012
Michelle Hannah is a Scottish artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from MFA Program at Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Her work revolves around the darker recesses present in the human imagination, something that saturates her work as an artist. With recurring themes of Gothic, surrealism and science fiction, she creates films that get the viewer to fall into both a harmonic and uncanny state. In her almost meditative and mysterious film “I am the sun at night” we get to see a darkness in which a slowly increasing light is spreading towards us. In a spiritual and meditative way the still point, the source of all light is approaches us. In a way it is playing with the viewer, with both fear and delight, it creates an intimidating beauty and a sense of a dignified state.
Title: I am the sun at night, 4.23 min, 2010
Ingrid Torvund lives and works in Oslo. Ingrid has been working on the “Magic blood machine” project for three years, done in a collaboration with Jonas Mailand. Most of the filming took place in Kviteseid in Vest Telemark Norway, where Ingrid grew up. Vest-Telemark is known for the folklore and storytelling where pagan and christian symbols exist side by side. Dragons, angels, crosses, demons, troll and talking animals are all present in this tradition and the mixture has intrigued her while growing up. In the film “Magic blood machine” we get introduced to a mystified and fairytale universe based on this mixture. During a series of tableaux, we follow several dragon like animal characters in a deserted forest. They are trying to revive a teddy bear-like god figure, by reconstructing his body. In this mythological and peculiar play that has no direct dialogue or narrative we get to experience mysterious rituals, grief, and time travel.
Title: Magic Blood Machine, 22 min, 2013