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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 56 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

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Welcome the fifty-sixth 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 Vox has written the commentary for this week, this will alternate (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Please note, that Flickr seem to have changed their coding and I can’t (at the moment) embed the videos within this post. I have messaged them and hopefully they will have a solution soon. For the moment, I have added the direct link to the videos as posted to our group on Flickr.

All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices. Many congratulations to Jo Sullivan, Armineh Hovanesian, Dieter Gaebel, Karen Axelrad, Judith Reissman and Her Third Eye for being featured today.

‘Freedom’ by Jo Sullivan

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What a joy to see this new work from Jo Sullivan. A young girl in a garden, eerie and gracefully hipping like an elfe. The silent film look and the music both work well together. Check this little charming film quickly, it will brighten your day!

‘Alone with Satie’ by Armineh Hovanesian

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Just another one of those unique and very sensitive B&W short films by Armineh Hovanesian. Beautiful melancholy mood on a Satie piano piece. We are looking through a barred window.  It’s shady and dark. We are thrown back to this longing music.  Trapped at home… ‘Alone with Satie’.

‘ImpossibleHumans’ by Dieter Gaebel

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A delightful morphing work by Dieter Gaebel. Transforming from man to woman, young to old, from a serious to a smiling face. All these friendly and sunny portraits make me feel lovingly connected with the whole of humanity. Beautiful vibes!

‘Tarantella’ by Karen Axelrad

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Karen Axelrad documented the performance of a traditional italian group: I Piccizati. Hard to believe that it is in Berlin! The message is clear: music brings people together, lets everybody dance and feeling as one. Shared joy and energy.

‘Weddingfly’ by Judith Reissman

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Judith Reissman filmed the busy and peculiar life of ants. A wedding fly. Blurred footage and some superimposed pictures here and there give the impression that we are surveying their area from above. The green tone as well as the softly throbbing and threatening music disconcert the viewer.

‘Passing through’ by Her Third Eye

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A very short piece. No sound. Only the visual rhythm of fast passing balustrades which sometimes gives the strange feeling of moving in the opposite direction. Interesting optical interferences filmed by Mari Mansourian.

By Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

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.

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