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To Pick a Flower and The Kalampag Tracking Agency

Tue 31.01.

As a filmmaker, Shireen Seno (b. 1983) is an important voice in independent Filipino cinema. In her short film TO PICK A FLOWER (PHL 2021), she examines photographs of women with potted plants, of trees, sawmills, and the lumber trade, which were taken during US colonial rule (1898-1946) over the Philippines. The difficult relationship between humans and nature is intertwined with the perspective of the colonial powers, which permeates the archives and conventions of photography. As a curator, Seno also makes excavations: “The Kalampag Tracking Agency: 30 Years of Experimental Film & Video from the Philippines”, a subjective rather than representative program co-curated with Merv Espina, which she presents as her Director's Choice, brings together 13 short films made between 1985 and 2015 that reflect an alternative Filipino moving image practice and include works by Raya Martin, Roxlee, Miko Revereza, John Torres, Tito & Tita. (Birgit Kohler)

To Pick a Flower Shireen Seno Philippines 2021 Digital file engl. OF 17 min.
The Kalampag Tracking Agency: 30 Years of Experimental Film & Video from the Philippines:
DROGA! Miko Revereza 2014
Minsan Isang Panahon Once Upon a Time Melchor Bacani III 1989
ABCD Roxlee 1985
Bugtong: Ang Sigaw Ni Lalake Riddle: Shout of Man RJ Leyran 1990
Very Specific Things at Night John Torres 2009
Juan Gapang Johnny Crawl Roxlee 1986
Chop-chopped First Lady + Chop-Chopped First Daughter Yason Banal 2005
The Retrochronological Transfer of Information Tad Ermitaño 1994
Ars Colonia Raya Martin 2011
Class Picture Tito & Tita 2012
Anito Martha Atienza 2012
hindi sa atin ang buwan the moon is not ours Jon Lazam 2011
Kalawang Rust Cesar Hernando, Eli Guieb III & Jimbo Albano 1989
approx. 70 min.

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