Artenvielfalt ft. Phable – Love Lines (Archive)

22 08 2013

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Apricot by Ben Briand

13 08 2013

A touching trip into the whimsical, wondrous alcoves of a lover’s memory. Do you remember your first relationship? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember your first love? Apricot subtly hauls its audience into the realms of thought. The brilliant lofty dream-like cinematography allows the viewer to meander and slide into their own peaceful, contemplative abyss. Watching, but simultaneously searching, focused, yet distracted. The style and finesse in which this short is shot is truly breathtaking. Each frame could be a still, capturing the beauty and delicacy of each memorable moment. This is what this short is trying to express. It is our memories that are the keys to our past. They are little jewels that should be nurtured and cared for carefully collected in our own intrinsic vaults. It’s about who we “share moments with” and how interactions are “rare and out of the ordinary.” Apricot asks us to think, but to think for no reason. To think for the sake of remembering, to drift carelessly through our mind, to wander and find and to romantically entangle with our long lost thoughts.

KB.

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Roshambo by Free People

10 07 2013

Summer has finally arrived in London town! When the sun escapes the clouds, good things seem more accessible. Summer is a time for living, for loving, for experiencing and experimenting. This relaxed, beautiful atmosphere is exuded from the film, Roshambo. The shortness of the film really adds an intensity and intimacy as we are drawn into the lives of these two Brooklyn lovers. The montage style merges fantastic cinematography with beautiful music. This intenseness creates a very tight and believable narrative and while you watch a smile cannot but be impressed on your face. Specifically, the shot of the lovers kissing with the sun behind them though the window particularly deserves a mention. It is as if the sun itself acts almost as a tangible, ethereal ball of love that is created through the lover’s connection. This idea relates to work by John Donne, “The Sun Rising” which can be read here: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sunrising.htm I feel that this short really does embody the beauty of romance in an urban environment; it is spontaneous, yet stylish. Romantic, but rough. I think we all hope for a bit more of Roshambo in our lives.

KB.

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On How to Feel Better by Joshua Kang

14 06 2013

 

On How to Feel Better

Step 1. Drive somewhere

Step 2. Get a late night snack

Step 3. Play your favourite album

Step 4. Do the laundry

Step 5. Drink juice after a bad dream

Step 6. Spend time with friends

Step 7. Do stupid things

Step 8. Meet new people

Step 9. Make a cup of coffee

Step 10. Read

Step 11. Play your favourite album over and over

Step 12. Be loved

Step 13. Be loved again

Step 14. Be loved again

… Step 51. Be loved again

On how to feel better

After being heartbroken

Some very sound advice. Created with fantastic cinematography, this short really does pull at the emotions. Stylistic and beautiful in conception, a truly sublime short.

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West of the Moon by Brent Bonacorso

10 06 2013

This short will have you confused and enthralled as we embark on a fluid, lofty narrative voyage. A surrealist love story manifests out of the odd and extraordinary. The narrative dips and dives, swings and swirls as the audience floats along endeavouring to follow the seductive, yet strange tale of events in this fantastical world. The inventiveness and originality of this short combined with its unpredictability allows the mind to wonder and create. Interesting and illuminating, whimsical and wondrous, this short is both visually rich and mentally stimulating.

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Klangkarussell – Netzwerk

9 04 2013
‘ Love and hate are just two sides of the same coin. But with love something very drastic has happened. It is unimaginable how this drastic step was taken by people who had all the good intentions in the world. You may never have expected what has destroyed love. It is the continuous teaching of love that has destroyed it. Hate is still pure. Love is not. When you hate, your hate has an authenticity. When you love, it is only hypocrisy. This has to be understood. For thousands of years, all the religions, politicians, pedagogues have been teaching one thing, and that one thing is love. Love your enemy. Love your neighbour. Love your parents. Love God.
Why in the beginning did they start this strange series of teachings around love? They were afraid of your authentic love. Because authentic love is beyond your control. You are possessed by it. You are not the possessor, you are the possessed. And the society wants you to be under control. The society is afraid of your wild nature. It is afraid of your naturalness. So from the very beginning it starts cutting your wings. And the most basic thing that is dangerous in you is the possibility of love. Because if you are possessed by love, you can go even against the whole world.’  Osho
So through the teaching of love, we’re forced to try to love rather than letting it come to us naturally, making it lack in sincerity. Personally, I think he’s wrong about why the teachings of love originated – surely those with the full capacity to love authentically wanted to pass it on and teach it to others, rather than using it as a controlling device against us. Maybe it’s the absence of love,  derived from its teaching, that has become the controlling mechanism, and if so how do we rectify it?
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Long Branch by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

7 04 2013

This film intrigued by its name, Long Branch reminded me of the music producer “Long Arm” and his phenomenal album “The Branches”. Please see :https://theartchiveproject.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/long-arm-when-children-sleep/ for more on Long Arm.

However, I did not want to post this film for its title. Through “Long Branch” a typical situation that I think everyone has been in arises. It is the long monotonous journey to return home on a night out in an attempt to partake in the act of a one-night stand. A burning desire sparks the beginning of the trip, but as it wears on intensity and lust begin to subside. Yet, “Long Branch” so subtly replaces this animalistic urge with a feeling of bubbly romance. Endearing and playful we view the blossoming of love.