A programme about soft bodies in hard places, six international artist-filmmakers surveil the eerie control of urban life. A ghostly torso contorts under a communications satellite, an abandoned Panopticon prison yields to the landscape, obsolete sci-fi technologies strobe and enchant, Chicago skyscrapers pierce the cosmos, two women pace the empty streets of two dark European cities, and a high-rise at night leaks an anthology of private moments.
Klaus vom Bruch (Germany), Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller (Germany), Tessa Lynch (UK), Amie Siegel (USA), and Fern Silva (USA/Portugal).
'Soft Cells' is part of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018 and is the third screening in Uncanny Loop, an ongoing programme of artists’ moving image connecting the contemporary urban experience with the Gothic mode. Curated by Transit Arts, with the support of Arsenal Berlin.
— Kobold's Gesänge | Klaus vom Bruch | 1986 | Video | 5 min 20 sec
— The Watchmen | Fern Silva | 2017 | 35mm transferred to digital | 10 min
— Manual | Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet | 2001 | Video | 9 min
— Scales in the Spectrum of Space | Fern Silva | 2015 | 16mm transferred to digital | 7 min
— The Wave Machine and the Flâneuse | Tessa Lynch | 2016 | HD video | 16 min 30 sec.
— The Sleepers | Amie Siegel | 1999 | 16mm | 45 min
Civic House (26 Civic Street, Glasgow, G4 9RH)
£7 / 5 concessions
Image: Klaus vom Bruch, 'Kobold’s Gesänge', 1986. Distributed by LIMA Amsterdam.