Short Film Screenings - 短片放映

We have put together a good selection of urban art and street culture shorts from around the world, especially for you. This is a drop-in screening, films will be shown on a loop throughout the day, so stop by anytime to catch one or three shorts in a single seating!

Date: Mon.-Sun, March 20-26
Time: Please refer to festival timetable
Location: HKwalls Festival Hub, G/F Ovolo Southside, Yip Fat Street entrance

 

我們精心為你在全球範圍內,挑選了一批展示都市藝術及街頭文化的短片。短片全天候循環播映,觀眾可隨意觀賞一二,無須事先登記。

日期:2017320-26
時間:請參閱活動時間表
地點:Ovolo奧華酒店-南岸地面HKwalls大本營(業發街入口)

 

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Aqua Regalia / Hong Kong (2017) 5:08

By FAITH XLVII

Directed by Dane Dodds

Set amidst the squall of Hong Kong, this project is the third iteration of FAITH XLVII’s ongoing series Aqua Regalia. The explorative video is on of the first videos for FAITH to co-direct, alongside filmmaker Dane Dodds. The previous projects in the series came to fruition as exhibitions in London and New York City.

FAITH’s fascination with abandoned spaces has led her to discover buildings across the world that are saturated with layers of histories and memories; in this case an expansive and desolate five-story apartment block in central Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The material residue of the former residents were sifted through in search of personal relics and sentimental treasures which formed the building blocks of the installation.

Once-cherished objects, imbued with emotional value by the strangers that used to own them, are aligned with the monumental in this reconstruction process. Treating these discarded remnants in this way allows for a reinterpretation of the mundane as valuable, and everyday, personal narratives as sacred. Ultimately creating these shrines, beg to question one’s invested value in objects and the inherent symbolism in the items that surround our lives.

The short film documents this process as its starting point while FAITH’s own words weave the images of the building with the nuanced interactions outside in the city.

These two disparate realities are interlaced, making them seem like parallel spaces existing within each other – in a sense functioning as a psychological metonym. All of the feelings these ‘spaces’ have witnessed – all the treasured memories and forgotten moments – are collapsed in on each other. While mirroring the past, present and future, the most visceral and subtle elements of being human begin to appear.

 

Aqua Regalia / Hong Kong (2017) 00:05:08

FAITH XLVII 製作 FAITH XLVII  Dane Dodds執導

Aqua Regalia,是FAITH XLVII持續製作中的影片系列,今次把第三站停在香港。這次,FAITH初嘗當導演的滋味,與電影製作人Dane Dodds共同執導,可謂充滿探險精神。之前完成的兩部系列作品——倫敦及紐約,已在當地展出。

FAITH著迷於廢置空間,她在全球尋找富有歷史感及集體回憶的建築物。今次,她在香港人口最密集的地區之一,找到了一座寬敞卻荒涼的住宅大廈。建築內,仍留有住客遺留的物品,篩選出有紀念價值的物品,這些回憶的寶藏把這座大廈構築成為一幢裝置藝術。

這些曾經被陌生人視為珍寶的物件,滿載著情感,在重建的過程中饒有紀念意義。像這樣珍視廢棄的殘跡,仿佛重新定義了平凡事物的價值,日常身邊的人事物,亦變得不再平凡。在作者描畫的回憶殿堂內,觀眾不禁懷疑:那些一度投入在事物中的感情去了哪裡?生活中隨處可見的物件又象徵著什麼?

短片一開始,FAITH用自己的語言,向我們描述這座建築物——它如何身處在這個城市,卻幾乎沒有與外界的互相影響。

內外兩種截然不同的反差共同真實存在,讓人有種看到了平行空間的心理暗示。然而,這兩個「平行空間

所共同見證的一切,都崩塌了——無論是珍藏的記憶,抑或是被遺忘了的片段。在這塊映射出過去、現在及未來的鏡面裡,人性最內心、最細微的部分開始浮現。

 


Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film (2014) 11:41

By Brett Novak

Commissioned by the Halsey Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, director Brett Novak shot a short film on the infamous street artist behind OBEY: Shepard Fairey. This film gives audience a glimpse of how this skateboarder turned mega famed street star turned out to be.

 

Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film (2014) 00:11:41

Brett Novak導演

受南卡羅萊納州的Halsey Institute of Charleston之託,導演Brett Novak以街頭藝術家OBEY(真

Shepard Fairey)為主角,拍攝了一齣短片。影片中,觀眾可以看道一位滑板小子,如何成為聲名大噪的街頭明星。


Graffiti Asia (2010) 22.50

Graffiti Invasian 02:20

by the SRK Films

 

Synopsis: These films are the first to examine the spread of graffiti in Asia, concentrating mainly on Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as the Philippines, China, and Hong Kong.

Interviews with local artists provide an insight into the life of the graffiti artist in countries far removed from graffiti’s origins in the US. They discuss the most popular graffiti locations, the attitudes of each country to the idea of graffiti art, and the network of established and emerging artists across the region.

All material in the film was collected at first hand by the authors, who traveled around Asia photographing pieces, throw-ups, drip tags, and more, as well as interviewing the featured artists.

 

Graffiti Asia (2010) 00:22.50

Graffiti Invasian 00:02:20

SRK Films製作

 

影片簡介:這兩部影片,是回顧亞洲塗鴉文化傳播的先行者。主要介紹了印尼、泰國、馬來西亞、韓國、新加坡、台灣等地的塗鴉文化,亦涵蓋了菲律賓、中國及香港等地。

對當地藝術家的訪問讓我們了解到,在這些與塗鴉發源國美國相距甚遠的國家裡,塗鴉藝術家的生活是怎樣的。他們會分享最受歡迎的塗鴉場地,分析每個國家對塗鴉藝術的不同態度,探討區內塗鴉領域的大師及新秀藝術家。

影片中的所有內容,都來自SRK Films的第一手資料搜集,製作團隊踏遍亞洲,把各種形式的塗鴉(包括piece、throw-up、drip tag等等),及對藝術家的採訪,記錄在鏡頭之下。


The Mystery of Flying Kicks (2014) 14:12

Directed by Matthew Bate

Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all, we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.

 

The Mystery of Flying Kicks (2014) 00:14:12

Directed by Matthew Bate

 

是謀殺?是性愛?還是毒品、藝術、政治……?懸掛在電線上的波鞋,成為都市中鮮明的符號,引發了或詼諧或惡意的猜測。為求徹底了解真相,我們請全球公眾幫手,一齊解密。透過網上呼籲及電話留言,公眾向我們致電提出自己的猜測,提供相片、錄影片段、影音網誌、動畫作品等等。The Mystery of Flying Kicks這齣影片,可說是我們通過數碼技術,與全球公眾的特殊合作行動。


RackGaki (2007) 28:25

By Suridh Hassan

Synopsis: Dedicated to Japan’s rackgaki (graffiti) scene, this film illustrates the work of major graffiti artists working in Japan today. It showcases the creativity that lies within this new and relatively unexplored form of contemporary Japanese art. Interviews with the artists, and the authors’ own experiences in documenting the different aspects of this subculture, reveal an art-form at the cutting edge and often at odds with police and civic authorities. An accompanying DVD brings to life the imagery of the book and includes footage of graffiti being created. Set to a soundtrack by some of Japan’s leading Trip-Hop artists, the viewer is fully immersed in the subculture that is Japanese graffiti.

 

RackGaki (2007) 00:28:25

Suridh Hassan製作

 

影片簡介:此影片介紹了現時日本主要塗鴉藝術家的作品,期望向日本rackgaki(塗鴉)藝術致意。觀眾透過日本這種新式、尚未完全開發的藝術形式,可以感受到其中的無限創意。從藝術家的訪問,到作者在記錄這種亞文化時的所聽所聞、所思所感,都為觀眾打開了認識rackgaki的一道門——因為這種前衛的創作形式,往往與警方或政府的主張不一致。影片把RackGaki這本書內的想像付諸現實,在隨書附送的DVD中,更有足本的塗鴉創作過程。影片配樂由日本Trip-Hop界領軍人物製作,觀影過程中,觀眾將全心投入在日本塗鴉rackgaki這種亞文化之中。

 

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