4-14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Expanded video

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The Milan Film Festival takes a scenic ride through the development of the music video over the last two to three years. There is over 12 hours of footage that bring together experiments on the “expansion of the old videos” that dabble in web art, short narratives, interactive videos, the performing arts and documentaries.

 

There are directors who have abandoned videos in search of the cinema, such as Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry; and some, such as Sofia Coppola, Romain Gavras and Gaspar Noé, who make their occasional, but eternal, return to the small screen. And then there are some great artists who branch out from photography into the electronic arts, from animation to experimentation, such as Richard Mosse, Alva Noto, David O’Reilly and Carlos Casas. Saman Keshavarz, Dan Scheinert & Dan Kwan, Daniel Wofe, Ben Dawkins and Kahlil Joseph are part of the new generation to come out of the ethereal video labs that are in a state of continuous and crazy mutation, in a fuzzy cloud that is somewhere between video, film and art.

Still from "Wanderlust" - Björk - Encyclopedia Pictura

Arcade Fire
Programme

06/09/2014  22:00 / Scatola Magica 
10/09/2014  00:30 / Parco Sempione
 
Arcade Fire have built the imagination of the 2000s through music and lyrics, and they have allowed us to become part of this imagination though videoclips, short films and live experiments in augmented reality.
 
Scenes from the Suburbs USA/Canada 2011. Dir Spike Jonze. 29’
Arcade Fire: A Take Away Show Francia 2007. Dir. Vincent Moon. 14’
Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time USA/Canada 2013. Dir. Roman Coppola. 22’
Arcade Fire - Afterlife USA/Canada 2013. Dir. Emily Kai Bock. 8’

Ultraviolence
Programme

06/09/2014  01:00 / Parco Sempione 
11/09/2014  20:30 / Scatola Magica

Manifested violence, exhibited and exorcised, that conveys an ambiguous and distressing message in a short-circuit of empathy and addiction.

Vitalic - Stamina USA 2012. Saman Keshavarz 6’
Movement - Us USA 2013. Dave Ma 5’
Jay-Z & Kanye West No Church In The Wild feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream USA 2012. Romain Gavras. 5’
Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ USA 2009. Dir. Nash Edgerton. 4'
Justice - New Lands Spagna/USA 2011. Dir. Canada. 4’
Biting Elbows - 'Bad Motherfucker Russia. Ilya Naishuller 5’
Liars - No.1 Against The Rush USA 2012. Dir. Todd Cole. 5’
Dealer (Burial) USA 2014. Dir. Ben Dawkins. 12’
Kavinsky - Odd Look USA 2013. Dir. Marcus Herring. 4’
M.I.A. - Born Free USA 2010. Dir. Romain Gavras. 9’
Indochine - College Boy Francia 2013. Dir. Xavier Dolan. 6’
Pissed Jeans - Bathroom Laughter USA 2013. Dir. Joe Stakun. 3’


Too Much Human
Programme

07/09/2014  22:30 / Scatola Magica 
11/09/2014  00:30 / Parco Sempione

The modern man obsessed with his vices and neuroses.

The Shoes - Time to Dance UK 2011. Dir. Daniel Wolfe. 9’
Joel Compass - Back to Me USA 2013. Dir. Ian and Cooper. 3'
Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon) Belgio 2013. Dir. Jérôme Guiot. 5’
Lapalux - Without You (ft. Kerry Leatham) UK 2013. Dir. Nick Ray Rutter. 4'
Bastille - Of The Night UK 2014. Dir. Dave Ma. 4’
Portugal. The Man - Sleep Forever + Got Hit All USA 2011. Dir. Michael Ragen. 13’
Amon Tobin - Esther's Belgio 2007. Dir. Charles De Meyer. 6’
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus UK 2009. Dir. Toby Dye. 5’
Depeche Mode - Wrong UK 2009. Dir. Patrick Daughters. 3’
Koudlam - Alcoholic's Hymn Francia 2011. Dir. Jamie Harley. 5’
The Knife - Full of Fire Svezia 2013. Dir. Marit Östberg. 10’
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We No Who U R Argentina 2013. Dir. Gaspar Noé. 4’


Beyond the Mirror
Programme

04/09/2014   00:00 / Parco Sempione 
09/09/2014   20:30 / Scatola Magica

The aesthetics of video have gained such an authority and autonomy that they have become a great receptacle of audiovisual imagery: drawing from the cinema and video art, and from video games and electronic art.

Ben Frost :: A U R O R A :: I Irlanda 2014. Dir. Trevor Tweeten, Richard Mosse. 3’
Russ Davies - Controller USA. Dir. Saman Keshavarz. 8’
Radiohead - House of Cards UK 2007. Dir. James Frost. 4'
Ninos Du Brasil - Sombra Da Lua Spagna 2014. Dir. Carlos Casas. 6' 
Holly Herndon - Chorus Giappone 2014. Dir. Akihiko Taniguchi. 7’
Ben Frost :: A U R O R A :: II Irlanda 2014. Dir. Trevor Tweeten, Richard Mosse. 2’
Porter Robinson - Spitfire USA 2011. Dir. Saman Keshavarz. 2’
Alva Noto - Uni Acronym Germania 2011. Dir. Carsten Nicolai. 7'
David Bowie - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy) USA 2013. Dir. Barnaby Roper. 10'
Boggie - Nouveau Parfum Ungheria 2013. Dir. Nándor Lőrincz, Bálint Nagy. 3’
Ben Frost :: A U R O R A :: III Irlanda 2014. Dir. Trevor Tweeten, Richard Mosse. 2’
DyE ft. Egyptian Lover - She's Bad Francia 2014. Dir. Dent De Cuir. 4’
Placebo - Too Many Friends USA 2013. Dir. Saman Keshavarz. 6’

 


Artpop
Programme

04/09/2014  21:00 / Scatola Magica 
08/09/2014  17:00 / Teatro Studio Melato
 
Videoclips' evolution is related to pop music, whose leading roles doesn't exhibits more their bodies into effective and short performances, but they embody a new seduction strategy and distorts classics models of videclips. 

All The World's A Stage - Ways of Seeing Olanda 2013. Dir. Donna Verheijden. 18' 
Lady Gaga & Beyoncé - Telephone USA 2009. Dir. Jonas Akerlund. 10’ 
Kanye West - Bound 2 UK/USA 2013. Dir. Nick Knight. 4’
Stromae - Les leçons c'est 'tous les mêmes' leçon n° 24 Belgio 2013. Dir. Jérôme Guiot. 5’ 
Phoenix - Entertainment USA 2013. Dir. Patrick Daughters. 4’ 
Pharrell Williams - Happy USA 2013. Dir. We Are From L.A. 4’ 
Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts USA 2013. Dir. Melina Matsoukas. 7’
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors USA 2013. Dir. Floria Sigismondi. 8’ 
Lana Del Rey - National Anthem USA 2012. Dir. Anthony Mandler. 8’


Pop Motion
Programme

05/09/2014  01:00 / Parco Sempione 
10/09/2014  20:30 / Scatola Magica
 
Having always been a place of experimentation, in these clips we find stratification, overlays, deformations and a reworking of techniques and genres.
 
The Japanese Popstars - Let Go USA 2011. Dir. David Wilson. 3’
Björk - Wanderlust USA 2007. Dir. Encyclopedia Pictura. 8’
Beastie Boys - Don’t Play No Game That I Can't Win USA 2011. Dir. Spike Jonze. 11’
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing UK 2008. Dir. Shynola. 4’
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal USA 2008. Dir. Sam Pecknold. 2’
OK Go - The Writing's On the Wall USA 2014. Dir. Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, Jr. & Bob Partington. 4’
Fat Freddy's Drop - Clean The House USA 2013. Dir. Mark Williams. 4’
Gotye - Easy Way Out Australia 2011. Dir. Andrew Goldsmith & Jeremy Blode. 2’
Metronomy - Love Letters USA 2014. Dir. Michel Gondry. 3’
U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight Irlanda 2009. Dir. David OReilly. 4’
The BPA - Toe Jam feat. Dizzee Rascal & David Byrne USA 2008. Dir. Keith Schofield. 3’
DyE - Fantasy Francia 2013. Dir. Jérémie Périn. 4’
OK Go - End Love USA 2010. Dir. OK Go, Eric Gunther, and Jeff Lieberman. 4’
Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance Israele 2007. Dir. Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan. 4’
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards UK 2012. Dir. Joe Pelling & Becky Sloan. 3’
Cornelius - Like a Rolling Stone Giappone 2006. Dir. Koichiro Tsujikawa. 4’

Dance Dance Dance
Programme

05/09/2014   22:30 / Scatola Magica 
12/09/2014   01:00 / Parco Sempione
 
The energy of dance, from pop stars’ ever more evolved choreography that are experiments closer to adverts; to video art and performance rather than music videos.
 
Arcade Fire - Afterlife (Live at the YouTube Music Awards) USA 2013. Dir. Spike Jonze. 5’
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down for What USA 2014. Dir. Daniels. 3'
Hercules & Love Affair - I Try To Talk To You (ft. John Grant) USA 2014. Dir. David Wilson. 4’
Forest Swords - Thor's Stone USA 2013. Dir. Dave Ma. 4’
Jamie xx - Sleep Sound UK 2014. Dir. Sofia Mattioli. 8’
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy USA 2011. Dir. Jesse Dylan. 3’
Arcade Fire - We Exist USA 2014. Dir. David Wilson. 6’
The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye Svezia 2013. Dir. Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson. 5
Autre Ne Veut - Ego Free Sex Free USA 2013. Dir. Allie Avital Tsypin. 4’

Stand By Me
Programme

07/09/2014  01:00 / Parco Sempione 
08/09/2014  20:30 / Scatola Magica

The burning secret of the first, delicate stage of existence:. the dreams and nightmares of youth.

Nous ne serons plus jamais seuls Francia 2012. Dir. Yann Gonzalez. 10’
Dear Reader - Took Them Away UK 2013. Dir. Rob Savage. 3’
Our Deal - Best Coast USA 2010. Dir. Drew Barrymore. 11’
Eels - Mistakes Of My Youth USA 2014. Dir. Brian and Brad Palmer. 4’
Goldfrapp - Annabel USA 2013. Dir. Lisa Gunning. 7’
Justice - Stress Francia 2008. Dir. Romain Gavras. 7’
Mutual Benefit - Advanced Falconry USA 2013. Dir. Allie Avital Tsypin. 5’
MGMT - Kids USA 2008. Dir. Ray Tinvtori. 6’
M83 - Midnight City / Reunion / Wait Francia 2012. Dir. Fleur & Manu. 14’
Majical Cloudz - Childhood’s End Canada 2013. Dir. Emily Kai Bock. 4’


THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK
Programme

13/09/2014  22:45 / Parco Sempione
12/09/2014  19:00 / Spazio Oberdan

Two screenings of This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk - the hit series screened at the BFI in London last spring, and curated by LUX artist' moving image, the prestigious distribution house that will be judging the short film competition. The two programmes provide a frame for a pivotal moment of transition in the relationship between cinema and music. 

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