OnFilm is excited to present the Spring 2016 program “Voicing,” featuring the works of Chantal Akerman, Mounira Al Solh, Jayce Salloum and Mónica Savirón. Formally, these works are organized around the possibilities of spoken or textual narration enlivening an otherwise minimal soundtrack. However together, they elaborate an idiosyncratic critique of the authority of the voiceover as material and political conquest, problematizing the narration of identity (or imperatives to do so) in politically fraught art markets, and restating the performative faculties of the camera in playfully inventive and wildly affecting ways.
Introductions and Q&A by Jurij Meden, Curator of Film Exhibitions at the George Eastman House
Karpo Godina, arguably the most internationally acclaimed Slovenian filmmaker and cinematographer, launched his career in the mid-sixties with a quick succession of independently produced 8mm experimental shorts, predominantly designed to question everything he was being taught at the state film academy. DIVJAD, PES and ANNO PASSATO, which comprise only a small part of this succession, are primarily exercises in motion: constant motion of the gaze, constant motion in front of the gaze, motion in all known and unknown directions, all linked together through seemingly random editing and mere hints of lustful stories.