e-flux Film Award presents: Special Screenings. Part I

e-flux Film Award presents: Special Screenings. Part I

Riar Rizaldi, Notes from Gog Magog (still), 2022.

e-flux Film Award presents: Special Screenings. Part I

Admission starts at $5

February 22, 2024, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

We are delighted to invite you to the first of a special three-part screening of artists’ films presented by e-flux Film Award and curated by the award’s 2023 pre-selection committee members. This exploration of the forefront of recent artists’ films starts on Thursday, February 22 at 7pm, and features works by José Cardoso, Nour Ouayda, and Riar Rizaldi introduced by pre-selection committee member Dmitry Frolov. See details on Parts II and III, which take place on Saturday, February 24, here.


José Cardoso, What the Soil Remembers
Ecuador/South Africa
2022, 29 minutes
In 1960s South Africa, a close-knit community from Die Vlakte was forcibly and violently uprooted to make way for the Stellenbosch University as part of the Apartheid regime’s segregation measures. What the Soil Remembers recounts the traumatic effect displacement had on residents by bringing to the foreground a university that is still grappling with its racist legacy. To this day, the Die Vlakte community is fighting for justice and seeking reparations with little to no tangible solutions. (Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva)

Nour Ouayda, The Secret Garden
2023, 27 minutes
The inhabitants of a city awake one morning to find that never-before-seen trees, plants, and flowers suddenly erupted throughout the streets and in the squares. Strange and mysterious events start taking place as Camelia and Nahla investigate the origins of these new and peculiar creatures.

Riar Rizaldi, Notes from Gog Magog
Indonesia/South Korea,
2022, 19 minutes
An exploration of the interconnection between ghost stories, tech company culture in South Korea, and the economy of logistics in Indonesia told through a notebook/premake film, and a dossier of an unmade techno-horror feature-length film set in between a port in Jakarta and an unnamed employee assistance program office in Seoul.

About e-flux Film Award
e-flux Film Award is a prize for artists’ films that push the boundaries of the aesthetic and critical potential of moving images in the age of planetary circulation of information. Selected by a jury of distinguished artists, filmmakers, and film selectors and curators from open submissions, it is awarded annually. e-flux Film Award welcomes submissions from both emerging and established artists who subvert and redefine traditional narrative forms and broaden our understanding and perception through the mastery of both film form and content. “How does one see what is hidden behind the images?,” Harun Farocki once asked. In line with e-flux Film’s programming that aims to challenge the expectations established by the commodification of moving-image art and to facilitate the critical discussion of artists’ films, e-flux Film Award is committed to recognizing works that deviate from the dominant and conventional regimes of visibility providing insightful and critical perspectives on today’s world.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

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Video Art, Awards, Experimental Film, Documentary

José Cardoso is Seydú’s father, and a filmmaker, illustrator, and graphic designer. He has developed fiction, animation, and documentary films on themes revolving around surrealism, consciousness, and anti-colonialism. After being selected for his first feature film Iwianch, The Devil Deer at the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival, he won the Tom Berman Award for the most promising filmmaker. His work has been awarded in IFFR Rotterdam (Ammodo Tiger Short Film Award), Regina International Film Festival, China International New Media Short Film Festival, Ícaro, Ningbo Short Film Festival, Siberia Doc Film Festival, Kunturñawi, and Premio Colibrí, and selected at Sitges Cinema Fantàstic, Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Internationale Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Sheffield DocFest, BlackStar Film Festival, and ImagineNative among others.

Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker and film programmer. Her films experiment with various forms of fiction writing in cinema. She is a member of the Camelia Committee with Carine Doumit and Mira Adoumier, and part of the editorial committee of the Montreal-based online film journal Hors Champ. Between 2018 and 2023, she was deputy director at Metropolis Cinema Association in Beirut where she managed and developed the Cinematheque Beirut project.

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His artistic practice focuses mostly on the relationship between capital and technology, labor and nature, worldviews, genre cinema, and the possibility of theoretical fiction. His works have been shown at various international film festivals (including Locarno, IFFR, FID Marseille, Viennale, BFI London, Cinema du Reel, Vancouver, etc.) as well as Centre Pompidou Paris, NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, Taipei Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Venice Architecture Biennale, Biennale Jogja, National Gallery of Indonesia, and other venues and institutions. In addition, solo exhibitions and focus programs of his works had been held at Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto, and Centre de la photographie Genève amongst others.

Dmitry Frolov is a curator and researcher in the field of film and video art. Since 2017 he has served as curator at the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF), and since 2021 as curator of the film program at the Pushkin House Cultural Centre (London).

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