Please join us for the screening of Eduardo Williams’s new video A very long gif.
Time: 13 November, 12:00-17:00 – the 78-minute video will be screened on a loop
Venue: Østre, Østre Skostredet 3
Recorded with a swallowed pill camera, the video A very long gif is an observational journey through the landscape of the digestive system, combined with a detailed zoom into cities and people moving in the limits of our vision, filmed with a powerful telephoto lens. The sound of overlapping movements through different human agglomerations offers the third level of observation of the video. With the sensual materiality of images constituting different worlds in themselves, what happens when we contemplate different scales working together?
The video is produced by Azkuna Zentroa, www.azkunazentroa.eus, with the collaboration of BEK.
Eduardo Williams is a filmmaker and artist whose works explore a fluid mode of observation, looking for mutual relations and open adventures in a physical and virtual network. He believes that uncertainty can yield its own sources of beauty and creates new forms of small-scale resistance through communal escape and shared complicity, so as to chart the rhythms of autonomy over automatism.
Williams’s shorts films premiered at Cinéfondation and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival, and at FID Marseille. His first feature, The Human Surge (2016), won the Pardo d’oro for Best Film at Filmmakers of the Present at the 69th Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Tate Modern and other festivals. In 2019 he received the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. His last short film Parsi (2018) was produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the Biennale de l’image en Mouvement 2018 and premiered at Berlinale – Forum Expanded, it was shown at Tate Modern, Julia Stoscheck Collection, Lincoln Center and other festivals and museums.
Images: Stills from A very long gif courtesy of Eduardo Williams.