Lightning 1st Part

  • April 20, 2016 / 16:30
  • April 29, 2016 / 16:30

Director: Manuela Morgaine
Cast: Rodolphe Burger, William de Carvalho, Michael Jasmin, Margot Crespon, Maxime Nourrissat, Frank Smith
France, 2013, 126’, color
English with Turkish subtitles

This documentary panorama is a filmic zigzag that forks out like a bolt of lightning. Lightning explores the nature of lightning through four seasons from all over the world. Autumn follows a lightning hunter, associated with Baal, Syrian God of Thunder. A visionary, Baal screens 25 years of video archives of lightning and gives us the scientific key to unlocking this fabulous and devastating phenomenon. Five of the lightning-struck reenact their ordeals at the very locations where they were struck, places to which most had never before returned. Winter strives to analyze melancholy, the final stage of depression, and the ways in which it can be overcome. A psychiatrist personifies Saturn, the god and dark planet. He travels to Africa and Syria to find both his own roots and the source of certain ancestral practices: a ritual performed by women deep in Guinea Bissau, spinning dervishes, and a torpedo fish which, in the ancient city of Aleppo, held the secret to wellness. At the same time, five melancholic patients represent their existential angst describe their long and unique journeys.

Lost River

Lost River

The One I Love

The One I Love

Blind

Blind

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Lightning 1st Part

Lightning 1st Part

Lightning 2nd Part

Lightning 2nd Part

Coherence

Coherence

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Piercing Brightness

Piercing Brightness

Time Lapsus

Time Lapsus

Waking Life

Waking Life

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky?

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky?

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.