The women’s bodies belong to the men, whose own bodies belong to the state, and all of them belong to commerce. Over the course of centuries, a power structure has emerged, one that assigns clear roles to every individual. In modern society, appreciation and disembodiment run on parallel tracks. The body’s kinetic energy is less needed, instead it has become a business card, a display surface for social status and a carrier of meaning in a world ruled by the image. Within processes of individuation, it is at once an instrument for protest and the expression of a rejection of this status quo.
online: interfilm.de/sooner (Nov 23 - 29)
Frédéric Schuld // Germany // 2020 // 05:00 min
In the 19th century, children were forced to work as chimney sweeps. A report, written by a man who was once such a child before becoming an instructor, sheds light on the daily grind of a British chimney swift.
Sophie Le Hire // France, Senegal // 2019 // 06:40 min
Animation, Documentary, Experimental
Road workers’ monotonous movements morph through rhythmic krumping into a symbol of the daily struggle for survival in Dakar, a city that devours the bodies of those that exhaust themselves within.