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Xcèntric. 11th season 2011-2012

Impossible Landscapes/Psychogeography

Audiovisuals

The notion of psychogeography, conceived by the Situationists in the mid-1950s, consists in studying the effects of the geographical medium on the affective behaviour of individuals. Psychogeographic poetics differs from the panoptical approach in that it focuses on subjective statements and differential itineraries within the landscape rather than its globalizing, scientific, alternative observation. In the films in this session, observation of the landscape is constantly supplanted by the expression of a vision, of an emotion or of a voice. Noises, graphic interventions and superposition of the myth over reality are fantastic strategies used here to counteract the global screen’s will to supremacy...


Oh, I Can’t Stop!, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Poland, 1975, 35 mm, 10 min.; Line, Grzegorz Rogala, Poland, 1981, 35mm, 7 min.; Pasadena Freeway Stills, Gary Beydler, United States, 1974, 16 mm, 6 min.; Hernals, Hans Scheugl, Austria, 1967, 16 mm, 12 min.; The Girl Chewing Gum, John Smith, United Kingdom, 1976, 16 mm, 12 min.; Under Construction, Zhenchen Liu, China-France, 2007, video, 10 min.; Fuji, Robert Breer, United States, 1973, 16 mm, 9 min.; Höhenrausch, Siegfried Fruhauf, Austria, 1999, 16 mm, 4 min.; Camping Cezanne, Thomas Steiner, Germany, 2009, video, 8 min. 30 s.

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