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


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.

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