Jacob Dwyer – The Squirrel (2012)
Harmony Korine – Gummo (1997)
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Friday, 26 September 2014, 20 h
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Stefanie & Tomas
The Squirrel, one of Jacob Dwyer's earlier movies, “shows” a squirrel running around a tree trunk, always perfectly hidden behind the trunk and never caught on camera. As Dwyer and the camera move around the trunk, a computer-generated voice tells us a story. The video style and image quality is homemade, hand-held, and casual.
Jacob Dwyer (b. 1988) studied fine art at Newcastle University. He holds an MA in Experimental Film from Kingston University, London. He has spent the last two years as an artist-in-residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam. He lives and works in Amsterdam.
Text source: Maaike Lauwaert
In his film, Harmony Korine follows a series of characters through Xenia, Ohio, a town devastated by a tornado in the 70′s. While there are a few main characters that keep a narrative structure, most of the film is a series of sketches and real people that Korine documented during the course of the filming. The story follows two adolescents, Tummler and Solomon, as they ride around on bicycles looking for stray cats that they can kill and sell to a Chinese restaurant to buy money for glue sniffing. There is also a mute character, iconic “Bunny Boy”, that appears in the film at various points as an almost surreal ambassador for the storyline which is otherwise mostly collaged together as opposed to the traditional three act format for a film.
Harmony Korine (b. 1973) is an American filmmaker and writer whose work is some of the most imaginative and appalling in the canon of cinema today. Korine has made and written films that seek to show a true beauty in characters that are marginalized in society. Blurring the lines between the scripted and reality, his movies are filled with white trash, drugged up teens, celebrity impersonators, the elderly, and the mentally ill all of whom often actually play themselves making viewers both cringe in horror and feel a sweet sadness in their honesty. Familiar themes of tap dancing and fantastical urban legends riddle the storyline of his films and leave the viewer confused but satisfied by what they’ve just experienced.
Text source: Press Street