Experiment 120 – Fluidity

EXPERIMENT 120 / Fluidity

A Kinderprogramme on water and sound art for OORtreders festival

Experiment 120, programme of experimental films for children, will present on October 23rd at 10 am a selection of very short films around water and sound art for all ages at OORtreders festival in Pelt, Belgium.With artworks of Patrick Bokanowski, Pierre Bastien, Elena Duque, République Géniale, Wasser Biennale, Jordyn Stewart, Janine Randerson, Maki Satake, Florence Cha Cayron, Miranda Parkes and Denise Batchelor.

Get ready to travel, for 40 minutes, along the paths of water and sound through pools, boats and glaciers; but also through jellyfish beds, singing rivers and artificial landscapes, with a selection of films that celebrate experimentation in many poetic, sonic and visual aspects.

The films are dialogue-free and open to all audiences.

Please note: some films are not suitable for photo-sensitive audiences (epilepsy).

The programme will be presented by Marie-Pierre Bonniol, the artist and curator behind the programme. The programme has been made in cooperation with Circuit, Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Cinédoc, Dampfzentrale Bern, Studio Walter and Julie Tippex.

Programme – 40 minutes + discussion

Landscape technician, Jordyn Stewart (Canada, 2019, 5’ extract) 

Waiho, Retreat, Janine Randerson (New-Zealand, 2017, 3’19) 

A BLINK, Maki Satake (Japan, 2000, 8’31)

Au Bord du Lac, Patrick Bokanowski (France, 1994, 6’) 

La Mar Salada, Elena Duque (Spain, 2014, 3’) 

O sohno do sol, Florence Cha Cayron (Belgium, 2017, 4’57)

Wasser Biennale, W. Franz (Autriche, 2020, 1’)

Zoro Babel & Andrea Lesjak in Bern, documentation of the exhibition République Géniale, Dampfzentrale / Kunstmuseum Bern (Switzerland, 2018, 2’)

Alvin Curran’s Maritime Rites Live in Bern, documentation of the exhibition République Géniale, Dampfzentrale / Kunstmuseum Bern (Switzerland, 2018, 3’)

Water music, Pierre Bastien (Belgium, 2003, 1’26)

Lake Pūkaki, Miranda Parkes (New-Zealand, 2007, 21’’)

Chrysaora Colorata, Denise Batchelor (New-Zealand, 2015, 3’11) 

Programme credits

Programme curator: Marie-Pierre Bonniol

OORtreders / Musica: Frederic Van de Velde

Image credits: Elena Duque courtesy of Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Florence Cha Cayron, Denise Batchelor courtesy of Circuit and Jordyn Stewart.

Venue info

Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

Festival website

Experiment 120

Experiment 120 is an itinerant programme of experimental films for young audiences initiated by artist and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol in the spring of 2020. Exploring 120 years of experimental films, Experiment 120 offers perspectives of different types of film expressions in historical programmes, which also include animated films, video art, documentations on artworks and films made by children.

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