Jonna Kina’s Arr. for a Scene (2017) and Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 5 The Raft of the Medusa (2017) will be screened at IndieLisboa, held from 26.4.–6.5. in Portugal.
Kina’s Arr. for a Scene was selected in the international short film competition of the festival. Arr. for a Scene is a documentary of two foley artists while they are producing sounds for one of the most famous film scene in the film history (the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1960). This performance is documented on 35 mm film. The original film scene will remain invisible while the viewer sees only the foley artists creating sound effects for the scene, such as footsteps, shower and door closing. During the performance, the foley artists are looking straight at the camera. The film inverts the position of the screen and the gaze of the viewer. The viewer becomes part of the scene. The film examines the way sounds are constructed for the use of cinema and what happens when the structures of a film are dismantled into parts.
Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 5 The Raft of the Medusa is included in the Silvestre section of the IndieLisboa. The short documentary parallels the wrecked boats of the African immigrants on the Italian Lampedusa island and the abandoned cars of asylum seekers that have travelled from Russia to Salla, Finnish Lapland with Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819), located in Louvre. Based on true events, the subject of the painting is the 1816 shipwreck of Méduse, a frigate with administrative personnel on their way from France to African colonies. The passengers of the ship rescued on a raft they built and left drifting on the open sea with fatal consequences. Over the years, the painting has become a universal symbol for both despair and hope.
IndieLisboa, 26.4.–6.5.2018, Portugal
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