Welcome the fifty eighth 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 Dani Salvadori, nanou ghanem, Armineh Hovanesian, Natali Prosvetova and Cat Morris for being featured this time.
‘Gnossienne no 1’ by Dani Salvadori
The enchanting music based on Satie’s Gnossienne n°1 lets us immerge in a blue/orange abstract 3D world. A permanent and slow moving transformation. It is like a meditation in forms, surfaces and colours. Simply fascinating. I love this use of the Matter app and the perfect editing work. Well done, Dani Salvadori!
’10h26 elle espère’ by nanou ghanem
Romantic and very poetic black and white movie. Walking, driving. Always on the way forward accompanied by an old yearning song. ‘elle espère’, ‘she hopes’ in french. A hope for freedom, a hope for love? I would like to understand the lyrics.
The retro film look and the warm crackles of the LP works well together. I watch and listen to it beyond space and time.
‘Myrtle talks Mobile Art’ by Cat Morris
This movie is one of the ‘TrueView Interviews’ from theappwhisperer. Myrtle, a retro styled woman (out of Cat Morris photo work) talks about mobile art instead of her creator. It gives the effect of a ventriloquist’s dummy. It is a simple but funny and impressive idea which lets me think of Monty Python’s cut out animations by Terry Gilliam. Nice to see her work in motion. I’d wish it would be the episode one of a series.
‘A day in a life!’ by Armineh Hovanesian
Armineh Hovanesian takes us into her day in a modern building. Hallways, doors, lifts, reflections.
Well-known impressions of an everyday life. But to keep an eye on it changes the perception. What is the destination of this trip through the labyrinth of a sober and clean modern world? The hidden place which we all have to enter when it comes to free oneself. I don’t betray more! I suppose it is a wink of the eye telling us how boring our brave new world can be. That is what I love in the ‘Art movies’. The way to see the world in another way.
‘Train your brain, love your body’ by Natali Prosvetova
Skilful self-presentation (selfie) and a yoga performance. The use of a time-lapse effect gives a special feeling of lightness to this flow of extreme movements. It has the spontaneity association of break dance. Soundtrack, styling and cinematic effects support this impression.