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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 55 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

Welcome the fifty-fifth showcase in our Mobile Movies Column, curated and edited by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita.  Every two weeks Vox and Baita will curate the movie uploads to our Flickr group MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer.  They will view all the videos uploaded and comment on the ones selected.

Within this selection today, both Vox and Giulia have curated the movies and Giulia has written the commentary this week, this will alternate (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices.

Please view and enjoy these fabulous mobile movies below.  We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Dani Salvadori, Stef LP, Judith Reismann, Karen Axelrad and Armineh Hovanesian.

‘Project Peloton’ – Dani Salvadori

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The video of Dani Salvadori portrays a bicycle race in London a few weeks ago. Edit and music are perfectly in line with the scene that seems set in the second half of the 1800’s. It is a very original example of a Street Movie.

‘Of Lives Lived at Grand Central Stations’ – SLP

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Seize the moment of a movement, a gesture, a portrait in the crowd. The eye of the photographer is attentive and the edit fascinating. In this video, music and images seem to mark time in a fast train station. Very interesting work.

‘Full Moon’ – Judith Reismann

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The woman who comes down the stairs and runs. But what and why? The still image focuses on her feet faster and the music creates a state of waiting. In just a few seconds of a repeated movement reminiscent of a futuristic framework of G. Balla or a scene from the film by Alfred Hitchcock, “The Man Who Knew Too much.” Fascinating!

‘Drive Through’ – Karen Axelrad

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Shoot a complete movie inside a car while the brushes of the car wash are performing. This video stops the image to watch the front window, while water and brushes move. A scene becomes surreal, a reality that is crushed and deformed by water and movement. And in the end, the image crisp and clear of a city. A daily scene, thanks to the eye of Karen Axelrad, becomes a metaphor.

‘Searching for Shade’ – Armineh Hovanesian

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The image runs along the railing of a balcony and includes the shadows produced by the railing. Straight lines and the horizontal lines seem to follow a rhythm. The shadow sets the time and pitch of the author among those shadows and at the end, it appears as its own shadow on the wall. But there is something intangible. Suggestive work!

Vanessa Vox, born in Paris, studied Art History and Archaeology in Aix-en-Provence. During and after her studies she worked as a passionated dancer and choreographer. In Switzerland (2003) she began to explore the possibilities of digital art and video editing in collaboration with her husband, a swiss musician and artist. 2013 she moved to the south of France where she deepened the rich possibilities of mobile apps. It was the beginning of a new passion. Many of her short videos have been presented within our Mobile Movies Showcases. And two of them were exhibited in the first ISMA exhibition 'L'Arte è Mobile', Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Rovereto (Italy). Giulia Baita. Italian iPhonographer. She lives in a beautiful island in the Mediterranean called "Sardinia". Passionate about painting and drawing, she obtained a degree in History of Contemporary Art. Studies and supports examination of the History of Cinema at the 'University of Cagliari'. She is a professor of Italian and History and whilst in high school continued to cultivate her passion for the Art. For several years she has been and continues to be in love with Mobile Photography and Mobile Art. Some of her photos have been shown in international exhibitions and she is currently highly interested in the Mobile Movies.