With their fluid approach to structure and close attention to rhythm, the films in this programme demonstrate different ways of expressing connection and interconnection – with oneself, with another, between humans and non-humans, and with both the urban environment and natural surroundings. They ask us to be attentive to the relationship between exterior and interior worlds, transforming perception through new languages of observation and contemplation. https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2021/shorts-interconnections/08-21_16-00
LE RÊVE running at Divergent Senses // Short Film Program – Museo Nitsch Napoli / curated by Raffaella Morra
The screening of independent films and videos is a rare occasion, accessible to few healthy participants recruited for these experimental procedures; the next phase comes when all our attachments to old methods of structured meanings are obliterated. The proliferation of images slowly transforms into a mass significant in the grey recesses of our neural cortex; the dreams and memories relay images of subjectivity, based on visual representations that cannot be exemplified in a direct way.
As a puzzle without a clear matrix, the video screenings titled Divergent Senses are the separate components or hidden qualities of a unification; these videos are interpretive inferences rather than linear stories, drawing imaginative connections between the onscreen event and emotional engagement. The videos pursue alternative ways for the participants to exercise their minds and discover interests in situations they might not otherwise experience. Here cues, patterns and gaps are presented to avoid the application of schema, organized clusters that guide the thought processes. When information is missing and out of order, the perceivers seek their causal relations; the salient information is omitted to arouse curiosity and enable the participants to understand their motivations of elaborate details, and mentally construct a coherent description.——————–