10 computers available from1:00 pm until 4:30 pm in the viewing area to watch films made by ECLN partners and their networks.
Section 1: The ECLN journey
ECLN partners films setting out the journey:
- The Professional Awards, ECLN partner from UK 6 minutes
- Mulab ECLN partner from Rome, Italy 4 minutes
- CEPS Projectes Socials, ECLN partner from Barcelona Spain 4.5 minutes
- Hope for Children, ECLN partner from Cyprus 7 minutes
- Dimitra ITD, ECLN partner in Greece, 4 minutes
- ARTeria, ECLN partner from Poland 3 minutes
- ARTeria, ECLN partner from Poland (Wenancjusz Ochmann) 1.5 minutes
- Prostor Plus, ECLN partner in Croatia, 3 minutes
- Kau Academy, ECLN partner in Estonia 2 minutes
- Mitra, ECLN partner from Slovenia, 1 minute
- Collage Arts, ECLN partner from UK 7 minutes
Section 2: Films directly linked to the ECLN and validation processes
ECLN Partner: Kunstbedrijf Arnhem, Nederland with LKCA and Cultuurmij Oost
Meet the team: Saskia Kettelerij and Jeske Kloos, will be in the cinema between 3 pm and 4 pm.
12 Access for All 7 Minutes
Two young non-formal artists are filmed during the process of working with the ECLN – CLOCK method. They do so in order to enhance their credibility in the more formal areas of the arts.
How does this embody the spirit of ECLN: Measuring quality, experience and the level of education helps to place young artists and teachers in a fitting environment, so that their experience level and authentic quality adds up to the best possible outcome in a given situation. Building up a portfolio on the way gives parties on both sides (customer and artist) a tool to follow development and to guide further steps.
Meet the team: The LKCA and Cultuurmij Oost, (Kunstbedrijf Arnhem), Nederland in the cinema between 3 pm and 4 pm
13 KunstWerk / ArtWork 14 minutes
This film explores ArtWork, a unique reintegration program offering support to young people on social assistance or at a distance from labour market integration. The program lasts 12 to 18 months. The participants are trained by a teaching artist from Kunstbedrijf, Arnhem and a counselor of SizaWerk (a foundation where care and business skills meet and strengthen each other). SizaWerk supports people into the labor market leading them to a suitable employment.
In this program participants attend to creative lessons from theatre to photography. By being creative, they discover where their passion and talent lies. Learning to work together, they will build a positive self-image and increase their confidence as they combine the classes with work experience.
How does this embody the spirit of ECLN: It is an artist-led, non formal learning project and it is about making the invisible visible and about inclusion and sharing knowledge.
ECLN Partner: Dimitra, Greece
The Creative path…from TRAINING to PERFORMING
14 Crossroads of Art 15.30 minutes
Crossroads of Art is an arts-based programme targeting at specific communities of young people to promote, support and develop specific cultural and artistic practice in the field of theater, music and multimedia.
Watch artists from different ethnic minority groups exchanging their thoughts and experiences with Greek artists and joining their talents to prepare open performances. Enjoy their journey and aspiration to share with the world the value of multiculturalism through arts. Music, dance, songs, crafts, fantasy, theatre, acting, emotions, creativity, diversity…are all combined and presented in street events in Athens and Thessaloniki
15 Life in Ancient Greece 3.30 minutes
This film explores an arts-based project where 15 young artists create a virtual environment of everyday life as it was thousands of years ago. They support artists creating an ancient Greek life theme park in the region of Olympus Mountain. According to the Greek Mythology, the home of the twelve Olympian Gods. Ancient Greek traditions are being reborn.
ECLN Partner: Hope for Children, Crypus
- Within Without 16 minutes
In 2014, ECLN partners were welcomed to Home for Hope, a shelter for unaccompanied minors run by Hope For Children UNCRC Policy Center in Nicosia, Cyprus. This emotional visit prompted a meaningful reaction by partners and resulted in the first ECLN joint project CURATIVE ARTS PROJECT#1.
This short film documents the installation of artwork donated by ECLN partners, in collaboration with artists in their own countries, in the social and spatial context of Home for Hope. Also, it briefly introduces the work by Cyprus-based artists that lead to the curation of a public exhibition, Unaccompanied. The artworks in this exhibition approachissues of border, transcultural understanding and translation, foreignness and otherness, migration and difference. The exhibition will open at the end of September 2015 at the Cyprus National Library.
Credits: Sofia Leitao, director of research & development, Hope For Children UNCRC Policy Center and Vicky Pericleous, visual artist/lecturer at Frederick University, Department of Fine and Applied Arts
17 180 degrees of head-bending in the air of Nicosia 5 minutes
This audio-visual installation by artist Vicky Pericleous is results from a site-specific project with a transitory character that move across the boundaries of the everyday banal and the uniqueness regarded as art. Two giant balloons (3m diameter) were installed in/flown over specific points of Nicosia whilst, simultaneously, a playful party takes place. This creates a dialogue and a flow at the points and in the in-between spaces the balloons inhabited.
Credits: From the Series: R.S./V.P -Regulated Services / V. Pericleous: ‘180 degrees of head-bending in the air of Nicosia’, 2007-8, Vicky Pericleous
18 Neither too Far, Not too Close 12 minutes
The audiovisual installation toys with the idea of a visual re-enactment of a flight over Nicosia’s enclosed airport. With a special U.N permit, the artist recorded in both in audio and visual form the area over the airport through a temporary and inane device, a small camera attached to helium balloons.
The film material gathered, was broken up and re-edited frame-by-frame with the use of collage and fictional elements to reconstruct an experience of a spatio-temporal suspension and to create what the artist called a ‘condition that one cannot quite grasp’.
The artist conducted interviews with people that have either worked at the airport (like Mr. Marneros, the captain that landed the last civilian flight to Nicosia’s airport in 1974), or passengers that were using the airport; all the narrations were then, re-edited and over- layered without ever allowing the narratives to be fully developed.
The work is an audio and visual collage. It attempts to bring on the state of numbness and create channels to experience this condition of underlying political transgressiveness (from all sides involved) as well as the spatiotemporal dislocation that it steams up. It examines notions of memory as it moves between fiction and reality, resembling sometimes a hallucinative experience. The often, low resolution images reflect on the failed act to zoom into the space and reveal the mechanisms of the work’s making. Its visual abstractions recall on the modernist aura of the airport as well as points to its failure. The viewer is never allowed entrance to the airport space.
Credit: UNCOVERED project, 2010-2013, Vicky Pericleous
Section 3: Creative works and documentaries by ECLN partners
ECLN Partner: ARTeria, Poland
19 Homage to Coltrane
This film was made during one day of the 20 day JAZ FESTIVAL in Zabrz. The Maciej Obara International Quartet together with graphic designer Marian Oslislo, prepared an original and unique audiovisual spectacle in tribute to one of the greatest jazz genius – John Coltrane.
This interdisciplinary project was based on combination of sound and sign – two natural and oldest means of communication – in a common, universal and ultra-modern tale of music. This show allowed young audience to explore Coltrane’s artistic legacy presented in an original, attractive and innovative way. Jazz connoisseurs will both hear and see a contemporary and highly creative personal interpretation of John Coltrane’s timeless music..
ECLN Partner: Kau Academy, Estonia
20 Angels of Light Trailer 2 minutes
Film trailer edited by and at the Kau Academy through a youth training program on film for young people. This is part of a mentorship program that teaches the process of making a full feature documentary. The proposed film draws on never-before-seen-footage of performances, archival photographs, and new interviews that reanimate the spirit of the Angels of Light and emphasize the group’s importance to present day social activism.
Feature film synopsis: When Harvey Milk was just setting out to “recruit” the streets of San Francisco, the Angels of Light were already there. The love child of Beats and Diggers, Kaliflower Commune and Grove Street, the Angels of Light channeled the countercultural utopian zeitgeist, galvanizing the disenfranchised with their flamboyant, cross-dressing spectacle. They were radical because they were free and free because they were radical.
It may be impossible to pinpoint the exact date of the beginning of the United States’ last real revolution, but its location is clear: San Francisco. Here, a generation inspired by psychedelic drugs and enraged at the Vietnam War established its revolutionary headquarters. And here, after the Summer of Love, those who would birth the era’s last great “glam” synthesis of sex, drugs, and feathered boas, found themselves in the midst of a cultural and artistic upheaval. The group would fall apart, as was to be expected. Its avant-garde status, when the cultural battle was over, could not sustain its creative force. But while it lasted, the Angels of Light, decked out in sequins, were the flashing embodiment of a memorable and influential decade.
For all their song, dance, and eye-popping flamboyance, their implicit critique of politics, societal mores, and sexual norms was firm and serious. Irving Rosenthal and George Harris, the latter soon to be known as Hibiscus, set out West in the late sixties in the company of figures such as poets Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg. Rosenthal founded a commune and Hibiscus, immersed in his new persona of vintage dresses and glitter, became the founder and star of the theatrical troupe, The Cockettes. The impact of the Cockettes’ stunning performances reached all the way to the East Coast, astounding the New York cultural elite, from Rolling Stone and Andy Warhol to John Lennon and Rex Reed.The troupe’s growing influence and rapid success, however, soon revealed a common schism of the sixties, pitting those who believed in fighting the power against those who believed in seizing it.
Hibiscus had founded the troupe with the same ideals that informed Rosenthal’s commune and the Digger’s philosophy of free music, food, drugs, and art. When some other troupe members suggested charging admission to their performances and becoming more “professional,” he resigned.
The Angels of Light, which Hibiscus founded soon after, was to be the keeper of the subversive flame. And It was perhaps poetic justice that the newly professionalized Cockettes would resoundingly fail while the Angels flourished in the post-Haight-Street heyday. Guardians of the revolution, they were among the last still living the dream, the anarchist post-sixties experiment to see if a gaggle of young, disparate artists could still come together and create a relevant, discernible difference in public places.
This film is about the revolutionary theater that grew out of communal life. Socially aware, psychedelic, and experimental, the Angels of Light had an impact that stretched from disco to haute couture fashion to avant-garde film, and which continues to be felt in today’s ecological and emerging utopian movements.
The film also considers conflicts of philosophies and personalities that may be the most enduring legacy of the era. Decades later the creative spirit of the Angels needs to be documented and remembered. More than a reflection of an era, their commitment to artistic, sexual, and political acceptance is as relevant and revelatory today as it was 40 years ago.
Credit: Directed by Mary Jordan
ECLN Partner: Mitra, Slovenia
How does this embody the spirit of ECLN: Short films realized during two documentary film workshops between year 2012 – 2015.
Part of our research – testing phase was observing two documentary workshops in Slovenia. The film workshop organized by Mitra happened just before the DOKUDOC International documentary film festival in Maribor.
Mitra believes that documentary workshops are a great example of inclusive cultural learning (generalists, specialists, professionals) take initiatives under the “same roof” and is a place of intellectual and learning exchange. This embraces all 3 core activity strands of ECLN – applying artistic practice, transfering knowledge and skills and developing social potential.
21 Pilgrimage for the Kitty 6:30 minutes
Whilst walking through the city on we meet many long tailed cats with green eyes. More cats have squatted old, deserted buildings making them cat houses. Cats are hunting mice in the city, but how lucky they are, that some good people are bringing them food and they are also stroking them! Goodhearted individuals taking care for the animals at their own costs.
Credit: Florence Guena and Ivana Vogrinc Vidali
22 Should I try this or not 9 minutes
Hard drugs are still jeopardizing lives of numerous young people. We take a glance in the daily routine of a young heroine addict. Are the drugs totally overcoming his way of thinking and behaving in the society, or is there still a chance to make a positive change? With interviews and some very realistic played scenes we can not close our eyes in front of this huge threat.
Credit: Camille Lefaure, Žiga Novak, Aicha Boughazi
23 Religious class on Sex 11 minutes
Sex is the word that stands out in the title of this documentary film. But what does religion have to do with sex? Searching for answers, young filmmakers went to a priest who was brave and open enough to talk about male and female sexuality although he was committed to celibacy. The priest’s humorous views on sexuality, celibacy, masturbation and his observations of the world today is combined with his preaching about love between David and Jonathan. Various scenes from the priest’s private and public life are masterfully intertwined.
Credit: Dolores Juárez García & Matjaž Vertuš
24 These are the Gypsies 7:30 minutes
The first Gypsy restaurant in Slovenia opened its doors in Maribor with the support of EU funds. Comments in the film make show that opinion is divided on the idea. This light, humorous, and very watchable documentary follows a working day in the new restaurant where 13 out of 15 employees are Gypsies. They don`t serve pork and they wish the visitors ‘bon appétit’ in many languages with a touch of gypsy accent.
Credits: Mari Goguadze, Jerica Lorenci
25 Sofia 13 7:30 minutes
Short documentary about Sofia, a little girl with special needs, and her mother, 85% of children born with trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) die in the first month of their life. Sofia is almost four years old. The film breaks taboos and shows that being different is a gift of everyday life, where love knows no differences.
Credits: Petra Greiner, Marko Samec & Ajda Račečič
26 TATJANA IN MOTHERLAND 60 minutes
Selected from Dokudoc International Documentary Festival 2014. The documentary unveils a Slovenian Oedipus archetype of the possessive martyr matriarch and her relationship with her son. Through emotional manipulation and constantly creating feelings of guilt, she burdens her son to such a degree, that he remains dependant on her for the rest of his life.
The Slovenian maternal cult creates men who are pathologically obsessed with his mother. Due to an absent father he is not introduced into societal mores, whilst the mother continually rewards childish behaviour. Their development is stalled, filled with envy and jealousies. On average, he enters society aged 32, highly educated but with a low self-esteem and an insatiable need for admiration. They can becomes alcohol-addicted compulsive-creative artist; or a narcissistic businessman, who treats people like figures; or a politician who relies on divide and conquer or even a sociopath murderer.
Credit: Miha Čelar, Production: Astral Film
ECLN Partner: Prostor Plus, Croatia
The camera follows four female dancers on their choreographic journey to an imaginary landscape of desire, freedom and spiritual revelation. The focus on the body and its relation to the ruined architecture and nature, results in cinematographically surreal images, whose framing escapes the realm pure visual experience and slips over into delicate feelings of a different temporality, composed of touching, walking, waiting and wanting. Interweaving the interior dimension of movement with the dance exposed in an open space of the outside, a performative, videographic territory occurs, in which a celbration of the liminal takes place.
Credits Prostor Plus, Croatia: Co authors & performers: Kristina Čavlović, Marija Maksimović, Tihana Naglić, Sanja Gergorić; Concept and movement support: Tanja Kalcic; Filmmaker: Andrej Mircev; Editor: Andrej Mircev. Music Credit: KIWA, Estonia
28 Rent a Delta 68 minutes Language: Croatian, Italian, with English subtitles
The film reconstructs the audience’s experience of participating in a site specific collaborative event performed at the Delta location, in the ex-industrial building complex known as the Ivex building in Rijeka. SIx separate performances tell the story of.past, present and the future of the Delta location using dance, physical and narrative theatre.This film constructs a new unique view of the performances, which happens in a new time, by intertwining the timelines from the six events.
Credits: Film direction, production and editor: Nadija Mustapić; Camera: Nadija Mustapic, Ana Šegrt, Darija Žmak, Prostor + Molekula
The film was co-financed by: The City of Rijeka Office for Culture, Primorsko-Goranska County