Congratulations to both filmmakers!
FIGURE MINUS FACT
by Mary Helena CLARK
2020 / 16mm & HD & Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / 13'
Night, like mourning, remakes space through absence: forms at the threshold of perception heighten sound and touch. When someone dies there is a pull towards the concrete and tangible, but disbelief creates a world of unreliable objects. Figure Minus Fact draws and redraws coordinates between spaces, senses, and objects, groping in the dark, desiring to see something that’s not there. Spaces become evidentiary yet deceptive in a subjectless portrait of loss.
"Psychedelic salami, subtle light changes, blue filter, night camera, passing of time, decay and life... The film that drew me by the use of seemingly incompatible shooting techniques and unexpected motifs that were yet connected with such outstanding subtlety and rhythm. I felt a strong inner logic that was cryptic to me but I didn't feel the need to decrypt it. I just let go and entered the intimate private space of Mary Helena Clark."
– Ivan Marušić Klif, member of the jury
by Zachary EPCAR
2021 / 16mm & HD / color / sound / 15' 03
A portrait of the urban residential development as it slips into oblivion.
"In a place where everything seems to happen on the surface, this film takes us deep into the infrastructures of desire on which our present moment is built. This is where humans and objects coexist in an uncanny state of interdependence, touching, penetrating and animating each other. Where possession is just another name for the loss we experience, for the void we leave behind when we move on."
– Katrin Mundt, member of the jury
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