Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
A New View of the Moon by Alex Gorosh
"We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give strangers an up-close look at a familiar object; a new view of the moon."
Music: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Telescope: 12" collapsible Dobsonian reflector
Eyepiece: Televue 13mm Ethos
DoorDream by Will Dohrn
"Shot during lockdown 1 and late 2019, ignored during lockdown 2 and edited during lockdown 3.
Inspired by passing neighbours and the work of Chris Cunningham.
25th anniversary fan vignette to Aphex Twin’s Yellow Calx. Shot on an iPhone 8 with Filmic Pro using a custom engineered door peep hole lens mount made by Ratworks Engineering."
Shot and edited by Will Dohrn
Music - Aphex Twin - Yellow Calx
Vienna Hit by Anna Vasof
THE FACADE by Jan Kamensky
Synchronicity by Michelle Brand
Music by Vincenzo Di Francesco
"People come, people go - Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.
The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture. We all are walking down our own line of time, believing we live in our own time line, however this line constantly overlaps with the line of others – or perhaps we all are moving on the same line – and all lines are connected through a constant process of change."
Sounds Good by Sander Joon
"Boom operator is trying to record the sound of mushrooms."
Author: Sander Joon
Additional animation: Dag Ove Solaas, Katarina Skott, Leore Klyszejko
Sound design: Sander Joon
Sound re-recording & mixing: Matis Rei
Supervisors: Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn, Uri Kranot
Production: Estonian Academy of Arts, The Animation Workshop (Open Workshop), BOP! Animation
WEAKNESS OF THE FLESH
"Concrete, when dry, cemented and stuck. The body, delicate. When the mind is pushed, the potential of the defense system is revealed. Blank canvases and raw environments. The complexities of human nature exposed. Depth of understanding to the natural course. Society's normality can’t enslave us. The mind pushes to the body. The mind pushes towards the weak flesh. A rebound effect that continues. This is a universal temptation that repeats through time."
Filmed in Los Angeles, USA
Directors: Kevin McGloughlin + Jacob Jonas
Choreographer: Jacob Jonas
Featuring: Emma Rosenzweig-Bock
Music & Sound Design: Max Cooper
Vocal: Samad Khan
Cinematographer & Color: Shaun Boyte
Animation & Edit: Kevin McGloughlin
Assistant Editor: Joy Isabella Brown
Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Mathieu Wothke
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker
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