Sequenza, an experimental short film by Manon de Boer en George Van Dam is selected for the parallel programme ‘La java de la source’ at FIDMarseille (1-7 July), Marseille’s International Film Festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Fanny Zaman’s upcoming film Carpets is also one of 10 participating projects at FIDLab, the festival’s co-production platform.

CarpetsSequenza found its way into one of the parallel sections at FIDMarseille, whith ‘La java de la source’ focusing on the theme of sound. For their 14-minute experimental film project, Manon de Boer and George Van Dam took Sequenza VIII for solo violin by composer Luciano Berio as a starting point.

The film, produced by Auguste Orts (Thing, Spectres, Think About Wood, Think About Metal), already screened at Art Basel in Switzerland and the International Art Festival of Toulouse, France. Principal photography was done by Léo Lefèvre, George Van Dam performed the music. Van Dam and de Boer also edited the film.

Also an experimental project, Fanny Zaman’s Carpets takes part at the FIDLab co-production platform of the fest, being chosen out of 371 submissions from 86 countries worldwide. During two days, the 10 selected projects in all stages of production will be presented, followed by one-to-one meetings with attending (co)-producers, distributors, funds, etc.

The acceleration and abstraction of trading, from commodities to financial products to sets of data - topics Zaman already broached in DplusOne and Local (Draft Version), the first two installments in her tryptich - takes a major leap in Carpets. The film looks at algorithmic trading and the people who perform this style of work. It focuses on the relation between reality and (re)presentation executed in this branch of finance and see a recognisable world of contradiction.

Carpets is a production by Trope Editions and received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege.

Published on Thursday 5 June 2014