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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 57 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

Welcome the fifty-seventh 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 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 Lily into the rain (Nanou Ghanem), Natali Prosvetova and Judith Reismann for being featured this time.

‘Midi’ by Nanou Ghanem

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Music accompanies this fun movie and follows the repetitive action of the woman who goes in and out the door. This black and white movie reminds me of the films of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. The action seems to foreshadow some funny scene will happen soon.

‘Hands On’ by Judith Reismann

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The hands move read, sinuous, soft. They seem to follow a dance, a mime poetic. Gestures can be highly expressive without using words. In this case the study of body movement and gesture is really interesting.

‘Hikikomori’ – by Nanou Ghanem

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Hikikomori- Some clothes hanging are moved by the wind. Everything else is stopped. In the background is a black urban periphery. A reality alienated in which the clothes hanging are the only element of life. A surreal movie that suggests a timeless space. The music perfectly accompanies this feeling.

‘Pure Morning’ – Natali Prosvetova

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Pure morning – Movie using Matter App wisely. Colors and drawing accompanying the movement of a prism which overlaps with the starting image. The majestic and impressive music highlights the importance of the subject. Perhaps a geometric world of the future?

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.