Artistic Research in Film Conference 2021

Artistic Research in Film Conference 2021

International GEECT Conference// Transversal Entanglement // Artistic Research in Film

3-5 June 2021

The freedom of searching the unsearchable in the process of filmmaking as artistic research allows combining different disciplines, such as philosophy, cultural studies, urban studies and film studies to enhance each other’s range of knowledge production. In her ongoing art-based research project, Ella Raidel investigates China’s urban spaces in and through cinema.

The subject investigated is how global capitalism is affecting and haunting the living conditions of our time. In exploring the line between documentary and fiction, Ella Raidel develops a method of performative documentary to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries, and references can be woven into one narrative. This research is not only to scrutinize the social reality and to render the social discourse but also to reflect on the convention of filmmaking and its representations. Her new film A PILE OF GHOSTS on Chinese Ghost cities will be released in 2021 and will be the subject of this talk.

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Filmmaking as Artistic research

Filmmaking as Artistic research

OF HAUNTED SPACES – Filmmaking as Artistic Research

Filmmaking as Artistic Research is new territory. The freedom of searching the unsearchable in this process allows combining different disciplines, such as philosophy, cultural study, urban study, and film study to enhance each other’s range of knowledge production in making a film. In her ongoing art-based research projects, Ella Raidel investigates Chinas urban spaces in and through cinema. The subject investigated is how global capitalism is affecting and haunting the living conditions of our time. In exploring the line between documentary and fiction Ella Raidel develops a method of performative documentary to create a discursive space in which facts, analyses, commentaries, and references can be woven into one narrative. This research is not only to scrutinize the social reality and to render the social discourse, but also to reflect on the convention of filmmaking and its representations. Her new film A Pile of Ghosts on Chinese Ghost cities will be released in 2021 and will be the subject of this talk.

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There is no such thing as documentary. Conference.

There is no such thing as documentary. Conference.

The conference is online now!

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4.00 – 7.00pm

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 1.30 – 7.00pm

Co-organised by Dr Erika Balsom (Canada/United Kingdom), Prof Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Dr Marc Glöde (Germany/Singapore), and Dr Ella Raidel (Austria/Singapore)

As the concluding programme of the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films., this four-part conference brings together scholars and practitioners across filmic, anthropological and curatorial disciplines, addressing notions of multivocality, performativity, and truth in fiction, through Trinh’s practice as a filmmaker and theorist.

As Trinh wrote: “There is no such thing as documentary…The words will not ring true.” Both a response and homage to Trinh’s provocation, and at once a close but also an opening, the conference extends multiple threads of inquiry beyond the ontological frames presented in Trinh’s films, to further explore the theoretical parallels and proximities between arrangement and composition, territorialisation and deterritorisalisation, that underscore Trinh’s cinematic works.

Presented in collaboration with King’s College London/ Supported by NTU Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby.

Film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby.

Conversations with filmmakers Heidrun Holzfeind, Shireen Seno, and Kimi Takesue for the introduction of the accompanying film program Speaking/Thinking Nearby curated by Marc Gloede and Ella Raidel, NTU CCA Singapore, October 2020

About the film program: Special attention in the accompanying film program has been given to Trinh’s approach of the withdrawal from the usual pattern of the documentary with regard to authenticity, representation, observation, or the creation of sentiments in favour of non-linear storytelling in which the documentary appears as a performance.

A conversation with filmmaker Kimi Takesue.

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A conversation with Heidrun Holzfeind

A conversation with filmmaker Shireen Seno

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.Online Film Programme: Speaking / Thinking Nearby

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.Online Film Programme: Speaking / Thinking Nearby

1 November 2020 — 28 February 2021

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s approach to film has addressed a wide field of discussions—reaching from the ethics of representation in ethnographic film, to aspects of migration, debates on global socio-political developments, and different layers of feminist discourse. Her films are investigations into the question of the voice as well as the relationship between the visible and audible. This programme will present a selection of films that echo some of these discussions negotiated by Trinh in her filmic works as well as her writings, and create a dialogue with other filmmakers and scholars.

Co-curated by Dr Marc Glöde, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM, and Dr Ella Raidel, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM and WKWSCI.

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“There is no such thing as documentary”

“There is no such thing as documentary”

26 Feb 2021, Fri 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM
27 Feb 2021, Sat 01:30 PM – 07:00 PM

As the concluding programme of the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. (17 October 2020 – 28 February 2021) at NTU CCA Singapore, this four-part conference brings together scholars and practitioners across filmic, anthropological and curatorial disciplines, addressing notions of multivocality, performativity, and truth in fiction, through Trinh’s practice as a filmmaker and theorist.

As Trinh wrote: “There is no such thing as documentary…The words will not ring true.” Both a response and homage to Trinh’s provocation, and at once a close but also an opening, the conference extends multiple threads of inquiry beyond the ontological frames presented in Trinh’s films, to further explore the theoretical parallels and proximities between arrangement and composition, territorialisation and deterritorisalisation, that underscore Trinh’s cinematic works.

Co-organised by Dr Erika Balsom (Canada/United Kingdom), Prof Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Dr Marc Glöde(Germany/Singapore), and Dr Ella Raidel (Austria/Singapore)

Presented in collaboration with King’s College London

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Double Happiness Booklet/DVD

Double Happiness Booklet/DVD

Double Happiness Booklet with DVD!
with texts by Cathérine Hug and Ella Raidel,
44 pages, 190 x140 mm, color illustrations
Documentary Film, 75 Min., AT/CN 2014, color, Dolby Surround
Original Languages and DVD Subtitles:
German, English, Chinese 中文
contact: ella@ellaraidel.com, office@sixpackfilm.com

Erhältlich auch bei Sixpackfilm Wien, Satyrfilmwelt Wien, Alex Buchhandlung Linz, Hotel Grüner Baum Hallstatt, Tourismusverband Hallstatt, Kochlibri Gmunden, Cafe Giovanni Traunkirchen

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„This surreal, exquisitely framed documentary looks at the construction of a near-exact replica of a scenic Austrian town Hallstatt in an undeveloped Chinese tract of land. In a style both entrancing and playful, the film questions the difference between real and imagined, model and reality, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of authenticity and happiness. Features insightful interviews with urban planners, designers, and the trailblazing Beijing architect Ma Yansong.“

Dieser surreal, exquisit kadrierte Dokumentarfilm sieht sich die Konstruktion einer fast exakten Kopie eines malerischen österreichischen Dorfes Hallstatt in einem unentwickelten Teil Chinas an. In einem hinreißend und spielerischen Stil, befragt der Film die Unterschiede zwischen real und imaginiert, Modell und Realität, stellt zum Nachdenken anregende Fragen über die Natur von Authentizität und Glück. Ausgestattet mit aufschlussreichen Interviews mit Städteplanern, Landschaftsdesignern und dem bahnbrechenden Pekinger Stararchitekten Ma Yansong.
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Altering Archives

Altering Archives

The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture-Altering Archives
Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen and Ella Raidel

Routledge Contemporary China Series

The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture investigates Sinophone films and art projects that express this desire for archiving and reconfiguring the past. Comprising ten chapters, this book brings together contributors from an array of disciplines – artists, filmmakers, curators, film critics, and literary scholars – to grapple with the creative ambiguities of Sinophone cinemas and image culture. Blending eclectic methods of scholarly research, knowledge-making, and art-making into a new discursive space, the chapters address the diverse complexities of the cinematic culture and image production in Sinitic language regions.

With contributions by: Yu-lin Lee, Chen Chieh-jen, Hongjohn Lin, Peng Hsiao-yen, Ella Raidel, Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo, Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, Agnes S. Schick-Chen, Isabel Wolte