Living In The Dark
By Thomas Leung
A young man remembers a childhood with a blind father and his own temporary sightlessness.
Atom Awards, Australia, 2006 - Best Tertiary Animation
Victorian Student Animation Festival 2005 - Winner of Best Production Design
Winner of Best Film
5th Bondi Shortfilm Festival - Winner of Winner of Best Cinematography
Tehran International Animation Festival
Australian International Animation Film Festival
Melbourne International Arts Festival
IFVA, Hong Kong
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Artist: Art+Com AG
Gestaltung: Prof. Joachim Sauter, Dirk Lüsebrink
© ART+COM AG
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"[..] In 1844, Samuel Morse invented Morse code, enabling people to communicate instantly over long distances [..] A few years later, a teenage girl called Kate Fox in Rochester, New York began communicating with the spirit of a murdered peddlar by rapping on the walls of her house, using her own crude alphanumerical system, a kind of "folk" appropriation of Morse code. [..] Her psychic activities caused a sensation parallel to the telegraph, sparking the New American Spiritualist Movement, which is still in existence today." (Oursler in Neri, 2001)
source: The Presence Project: Tony Oursler, 22/09/2006
Psychic and metaphysic contacts in relation to history of telecommunications inspire Tony Oursler to create Influence Machine (2000). Oursler uses video projections of figures such as the Fox sisters or ghosts, telling stories form another spatiotemporal dimension, onto trees and smoke.
tr@nsfer is a reference on Tony Ourslers work.
Forests and trees, as a space of ghosts appearance, are becoming a space of
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Dir. Slava Ross / Russia / 2002
Times are hard for single mothers. But there are things young boys don't want to know. A tremendously touching drama about growing up in 20th century Russia.
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