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Christoph Schwarz, Supercargo, 2010.

Juan Arata, Mosca, 2005.

Soren Thilo Funder, Disastrous Dilogue, 2011.


Lunchtime shorts: Christoph Schwarz, Soren Thilo Funder, Juan Arata, Su Hui-Yu

artiste(s): Christoph Schwarz, Soren Thilo Funder, Juan Arata, Su Hui-Yu
Discovery Zone, Luxembourg City Film Festival 2013

Lunchtime shorts. 12h00.
Admission: 4 €, free entrance with Discovery Zone Pass.

Christoph Schwarz, Supercargo, 2010 (13'30'')

Christoph Schwarz (*1980 in Vienna), lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Christoph Schwarz came to Shanghai on a container vessel. As a ship steward on the "MS Confidence" - operating on a "semi-automatic routine" - he was the only person on board during most of the voyage. To overcome isolation and boredom he began to document his trip on video.

"I take my cleaning duties very seriously, and stemming from some ironic insight, I would try to execute my duties above and beyond any expectations or professional necessity. I would imagine that my swirling wiping motions in the engine room were major contributions to the inner workings of the global economy."

Soren Thilo Funder, Disastrous Dialogue, 2011 (10')

Soren Thilo Funder (*1979 in Copenhagen), lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Disastrous Dialogue focuses on the modern subject's fixation on catastrophe images, here particularly the Hollywood-produced "Catastrophe Cinema". Appropriating movie script dialogues from three major catastrophe movies, all written and directed by the German director Roland Emmerich, Disastrous Dialogue sets out to challenge the mainstream viewpoint of disaster strategies. The script is translated into Arabic and performed by Egyptian actors, transforming the script through the voice of Hollywood cinema's unrepresented. The film was shot immediately before the Egyptian Revolution and is dedicated to the actress Sally Zahran who perished during the brutal attacks on Egyptian demonstrators.

Juan Arata
, Mosca, 2005 (1')

Juan Arata (* 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), lives and works in Berlin, Germany

What is time? Why do we depend on an invention that we've created for ourselves? In the Grand Realm of Things one man's life is nothing. However, nobody thinks this way about his own life. A fly, for example, never lives for longer than a month. How must that feel?

Su Hui-Yu, The Upcoming show, 2012 (18')

Su Hui-Yu (* 1976 in Taipei), lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

Up until the end of the 1980s, Taiwan had only three television stations, and all were operated by the government. Unlike today, television stations did not broadcast programmes around the clock, but rather would display a colourful test card at midnight. Still a child at the time, I associated these mysterious patterns not only with the end of the television day, but also with the end of my day. That was an era when everything, including both time and space, was closely controlled by the government, and information travelled more slowly. The Upcoming Show is a fictional television programme that might have mysteriously aired sometime in the middle of the night after programming had officially ended. The video contains appropriated and recreated segments from variety shows starring television personalities popular in the 1980s and 1990s, and invites viewers to revisit those days when television still rested at midnight.


Christoph Schwarz, Supercargo, 2010.

Juan Arata, Mosca, 2005.

Soren Thilo Funder, Disastrous Dilogue, 2011.

Su Hui-Yu, The Upcoming Show, 2012.