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Official Line-up is Announced!

Media Release Dated: 15 September 2005

Official Line-up is Announced!

Films from entries by students at Elam School of Fine Arts have been selected for ELAM PAST AND PRESENT – an exhibition evening held at the Academy Cinema on 17 October showcasing the films of past and present Elam students.

Ten short films have been chosen to screen alongside works by Elam graduates, Florian Habicht and Briar March.

”The overall quality of the entries was outstanding, making the selection process extremely difficult. However, a decision has been made and we now have some really innovative films to show to the public,” says Exhibition Director, Katrin Hagen.

Films to screen on the night span many genres including animation, comedy, drama, experimental and documentary.

The official line-up for ELAM PAST AND PRESENT is as follows:

Rua Acorn, Have You Met Matthew Kneebone? (2004)
Documentary (5min)
A glimpse into the world of someone who works so close, yet so far from, the world of Fine Arts

Monica de Alwis, Breaking News (2005)
Experimental / Art Video (2min 30sec)
A news reader is disrupted by video disturbance

Tim van Dammen, Hallway (2005)
Art House (5min 34sec)
Two people meet in a hallway and have an honest exchange

Richard Frater, We Tried but There was Nothing We Could Do (2005)
Video Art (2min)
The director, Frater, is interested in how minimal editing devices can attain shock value within a still context

Louise Lever, Sealed Shut (2005)
Drama (4min)
Two friends, their relationship and falling out

Louise Lever, Speech Bubbles (2005)
Animation (58sec)
A comedy about two balloons who have a short conversation but lack communication

Mythily Meher, Poor Grime (2004)
Animation (1min 30sec)
Poor grime man wants so much more …

Holly Shin, Remote (2004)
Video Art / Performance (1min 45sec)
In theory, users manipulate technology, but in reality technology manipulates its users. This work is about interface / interspace between technology and its users.

Simone Wrigley, Dead Rock Stars and Jesus (2005)
Trailer. Experimental Documentary
A drawing for a feature-length documentary about a man’s process of withdrawal from Methadone

Daisuke Yoshizawa, Untitled (2005)
Experimental Documentary (5min 30sec)
This documentary outlines the trial of nine Japanese men charged with the murder of their fellow student at Columbus Academy in New Zealand

Posters for ELAM PAST AND PRESENT have now gone to print. Look out for these around central Auckland in late September.

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