For September 2019 DIN DIN, DE-CONSTRUKT welcomed artists and filmmakers to submit their philosophical short film to be screened during the evening. International and local New York filmmakers enthusiastically sent us their philosophical shorts varying in topics such as: movement, immigration, linguistics, technological advancements, politics, social issues, chemistry, perception, and dreams to name a few. Artist and studio assistant Alexandra Banhazl invited the filmmakers and guests to participate in collaborative philosophical discussions about the topics presented in the films.

Part 1: Contemplating Movement
The Passing – Nenad Nedeljkov [6:03]
The main idea of this project is the presentation of humans in permanent motion and the relations between figures. Conditions like running, walking, and encounters of reactions between humans is presented.

Traces:Birds – Jean-Michel Rolland [1:00]
November in Marseille, starlings gather on a crane before their big departure to Africa. The photographic trace, lost within the film, is here reinvented to show the flight of birds under a new aspect. Will their freedom of movement forever remain a distant dream for humanity?

Stay Where You Are! – Anna Pasztor [5:43]
“Stay Where You Are!” is a visual meditation about the clash between the dreams and desires for a better life and the coldhearted existence in the current climate in our globalized world. With special regard to children. No words needed. This video was created as a "screen composition" for the 2019 Edition of the Experimental Intermedia Festival of New York.

U$aar v3.0 – Sandra Araújo [3:59]
Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴀ ᴘʟᴀᴛғᴏʀᴍs sᴛᴇᴀʟᵀᴴ ᴀɴᴀʟʏᴛɪᴄs & ᴀʟɢᴏʀɪᴛʜᴍɪᴄ ʟɪғᴇsᴛʏʟᴇᵀᴹ ɪɴ ᴛɪɴʏ ɢɪғs̸ ᴏғ ʟᴀᴜɢʜ or Hᴏᴡ ᴅᴀᴛᴀ ɪs sʜᴀᴘɪɴɢ & ᴛᴡɪsᴛɪɴɢ sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ / ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛs < ᴍᴇᴍᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴀ ᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴀɢᴇ >

Build Me A Cottage - Pat Von Boekel [3:50]
Video poem made in an abandoned wool factory in Portugal for the museum of Guarda by Pat van Boeckel and Peter van der Pol.

Hermaphroditus - Nicholas Economos [3:03]
This video is a composite of two clips made during an artist residence at Signal Culture, Owego, NY in May 2016. The source clips were generated using a Raster Manipulation Unit, aka Wobbulator and recorded to a video camera directly from the display monitor. The ambient sound of the studio for the audio track reflects that experience.

Part 2: Contemplating Reality

AMAZING INDUSTRIES Floating Factory – Brett Wallace [4:44]
This video is a tour through an imagined social factory that floats in the sky. It is the ultimate manifestation of capital and the Internet. Viewers listen to a narrator whisk them through a factory of the future with drones, mechanical dogs and floating orbs.

Reality is An Image, The Camera is A Spine – Alexandra Banhazl [3:43]
Questioning the nature of the camera and its’ ability to shape our perception of reality in image and by technical apparatuses. 

The Grammar serial/Gangland: Verb – Joas-Sebastian Nebe [0:43]
In human evolution language comes into being for making the other understand one´s own position. Later humans developed thought patterns called ideologies. Nowadays, language is not only the language of words but the language of images.

6:00 pm Meet & greet potluck dinner
7:00 pm Short films submitted by local and international artists
8:00 pm Philosophical discussion with filmmakers and guests

Sunday, Sept 29, 6-9pm
@ DE-CONSTRUKT 41 Seabring Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 11231
Please bring food and or drink to share.

For more info about this event visit our program schedule.