ALT | Shorts Programs
The first of MODES’ two programs features works that revolve around the subjective notion of "being." Rendered through memory, environment, drones, a complex machine and the untruths of childhood, these films ask us to consider unexplored thresholds of reality.
Mesmerizing drone images conjure Plato’s cave, as four American pilots share the intimate experience of monitoring their "target" and preparing for termination.
Oscillating between past and present in a 1950s Queensland suburb, rotoscoped images of childhood memory and a mysterious film noir collide, illustrating an uncanny sense of death.
In a sumptuous homage to Monet’s gardens, nature is studied and synthesized with an extensive technological apparatus to capture the "sensitive nuances of reality beyond our senses."
On a fearless and volatile quest to find his friends, Martin displays a love that is insistent and harshly palpable; it’s all set within the confines of the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
By establishing a reflexive distance, Eija-Liisa Ahtila moves us beyond cinematic anthropocentrism and shifts our gaze away from people and onto their environment.
Nina’s imagination is impacted by the stories adults tell. In a world threatened by contamination, what is Nina’s place?