SPECIAL SCREENING: 16th of October (3 PM) - Introduction by special guest! (TBA)
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel have created an experimental documentary with audacity and brilliance, a film that could as well be shown on a wall at Tate Modern as on a cinema screen. It is about the experience of working aboard a fishing trawler on dark, grim and dangerous waters, filmed in the North Atlantic. Using a range of tiny cameras that can be passed from hand to hand, or fixed to objects or clothing, the film gives us unexpected views from unexpected angles: we can see what the humans see – and get the freaky, hallucinatory sense that we are also seeing what the fish sees, what the gulls see, even what the ship sees. The directors have been widely recognized for their otherworldly films, also represented at this years MIRAGE through De Humani Corporis Fabrica, they stem from the wonderful ‘Sensory Ethnography Lab’ at Harvard’s Film Study Center, an undertaking whose name succinctly summarizes its aim. The idea is not to just show, tell or inform you about a way of life, but to make you experience how that way of life might feel.