Imagine Science Film Festival Touring Program
Imagine Science Film Festival Program Four - Observer Effects
The eye is a camera. Optics and filmmaking are both the study of light. Point a camera at some part of the world and it reacts, it is changed through the act of looking and recording, just as observation changes the state of a particle in quantum physics. This program is about the act of looking as science, as film, as storytelling, and as optics.
In Waking Hours
dir. Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vanagt, Netherlands, 2015, video, 18 min.
Beautifully reproduced early vision experiments demonstrate the cow eye as organic camera.
Dir. Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno, Japan, 2015, video, 4 min.
Multi-layered light-painted animations become a dynamic evolutionary history.
Dir. Alexey Marfin, UK/Hong Kong, 2015, video, 7 min.
Your genetic information, and even your unique eye color, may soon be just another commodity in the globalized post-personal economy.
DIr. Lia Giraud, France, 2014, video, 19 min.
A richly imagined exploration of light as photography and quantum theory.
Dir. Carl-Johan Westregård, Sweden, 2014, video, 13 min.
A sequence of 360-degree nature shots become a tense minimalist science fiction epic.
Dir. Max Hattler, Hong Kong, 2015, 3 min.
Close observation transforms ordinary surfaces into a violent sensory experience.
Dir. Paulina Skibińska, Poland, 2015, 14 min.
A cryptic search, beautiful and abstract, unfolds above and below the ice.