(Dis)possessions

Filmexplorer's Video Essay Gallery | Exhibition 3 | 6.9-2.10.2022

Chloé Galibert-Laîné presents:
«Life Without Dreams» by Jessica Bardsley

Kevin B. Lee presents:
«Michael Ironside and I» by Marian Mayland

Johannes Binotto presents:
«Le mystère des roches de Kador» by Léonce Perret

Podcast discussion on Exhibition 3

Does the viewer possess the film or does the film possess the viewer? Is the viewer’s experience of dispossession nothing but the dissociation that is generated by film editing? Does this dissociation amount to the consciousness of using a medium?

Can a video essay emancipate from its being directed to existing objects (footage) and be directed to the (typically cinematographic) ungraspable objects, such as dreams or traumas?

Should a video essay always create an argument, provide evidences and possess the interpretation of its images? Or could it rather plant questions, exhibit its vulnerability?

These and other questions punctuate the inspiring podcast discussion between the three curators of third exhibition of Filmexplorer’s Video Essay Gallery: Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Kevin B. Lee and Johannes Binotto.


Life Without Dreams | Jessica Bardsley

Life Without Dreams | Jessica Bardsley

Michael Ironside and I | Marian Mayland

Michael Ironside and I | Marian Mayland

Le mystère des roches de Kador | Léonce Perret

Le mystère des roches de Kador | Léonce Perret

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