Lucid Dreaming - Conversations on Cinema, Art and Moving Image
By LONO Studio
In Lucid Dreaming, curator and writer Pamela Cohn interviews a constellation of artistic luminaries working within contemporary contexts of documentary practice and experimental moving image. Together they explore artistic inspirations, conceptual intent and processes, and the expanding socio-political possibilities of creating personal memoir.
In this conversation, the final of our third anthology, Pamela Cohn speaks to multimedia artist, filmmaker, and musician Lawrence Lek. They discuss the films 'AIDOL', 'Geomancer', 'Sinofuturism' and more. Lawrence says "I wanted to find out if it was possible to do a kind of coming-of-age tale from the perspective of an Artificial Intelligence and make it work as a story.".
In Conversation 4, Pamela speaks to Japanese experimental filmmaker Takashi Makino. Takashi says: "The theme of my new installation work is connecting people physically again, not so much with our bodies, but connecting in the very deepest part of our hearts."
In conversation three of our third anthology Pamela speaks with creative producer and distributor Karin Chien. Karin says "We all share a human desire to see ourselves on screen, to see ourselves reflected in the narratives that we consume and the narratives in which we participate."
In this episode host Pamela Cohn speak with artist Basir Mahmood. Using video, film or photograph, he weaves various threads of thoughts, findings and insights into poetic sequences that coalesce into ever re-instituting forms of narratives.
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to artist and filmmaker Filipa César about her work in dialogue, through archives and against Histories. Filipa says: "Who decides which images are saved, are important, or relevant for the world, for making History?"
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to filmmaker and animator Jalal Maghout about his craft, about memory and forging of images. Jalal says: "In animation, you build a world, and especially in animated documentaries, there is a responsibility in the presentation of that world because you are talking about real people, real events, real places."
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to dancer and artist Zinzi Minott about her work in the context of society, performance and identity. Zinzi says: "You see scattered images of me in beautiful classic ballet shots next to something blowing up because that’s actually my life. That’s what going to dance school was."
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to artist Jasmina Cibic about her work in the context of society, nationhood and identity. Jasmina says: "When does art start to work with citizens? When does it start to not only serve the religious or political or aristocratic authority?"
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to filmmaker Ana Vaz speak about her work and relation to place. Ana says: "You could say that all of my films are kind of lost in this entanglement between present, past and future."
In this episode, our host Pamela Cohn speaks to filmmaker Camilo Restrepo speak about his work and the memory of his country. Camilo says: "I am the first viewer of my films. It’s an experience for me to learn about this difficult history that haunts me."
In this episode our host Pamela Cohn speaks to artist Anouk De Clerq speak about her work and the space of cinemas. Anouk says: "Art and film is a deep social space. I use it to form a connection between people, but also to connect with other people and a cinema space is a beautiful space to do that."