Focus: Short Film Programme II
Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess to deconstruct wildlife films as a genre, for example exaggeratedly searching for the perfect shot of an animal, the object of desire, only to then deny us this shot.