Some pieces represent relaxing pastimes which end up being completely ingenious (Jeu, Playing Dice). Others set recreational concepts aimed at our intellect through language, photography, music (Associations, The Song Remains the Same). They implicate all the audience, stimulating them to build up connections that are more or less fun.
Visual interpretation also underpins virtuous work with regard to the camera and the montage (Spacey, Analogies). They’re manoeuvres that articulate time and movement, hiding the mechanism of their configuration. Finally, some of the films in the programme reveal amusements which include behaviour that must be coded (Play, Gurtrug). If the former achieves performances with audience reaction, the second reveals a collective and unconnected distraction which is not devoid of revelry.
Play, Christoph Girardet y Matthias Müller, 2003, 16 mm transferred to digital file, 7 min; Playing Up, Ian Helliwell, 2007, digital projection (orig. Super 8), 3 min;Jeu (Play), Georges Schwizgebel, 2006, 35 mm, 4 min; Playing Dice, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, 1972, 16 mm, silent, 5 min; Codes of Conduct, David Rimmer, 1997, 16 mm, 5 min; Associations, John Smith, 1975, digital projection, 6 min; The Song Remains the Same, Mark Toscano, 2014, 16 mm, 4 min; Analogies, Peter Rose, 1977, 16 mm, 14 min; Spacy, Takashi Ito, 1981, 16 mm, 9 min; Gurtrug Nr 1, Werner Nekes, 1967, 16 mm, 14 min