Sylvia Schedelbauer’s films transform fragmentary found footage into hallucinatory landscapes merging large historical actions and evocative solitary gestures. Subtly using rhythmic montage and overlays of sound, Schedelbauer creates unsettling experiences in which seemingly familiar moments from the past become haunting reflections on the present. Compelling, resonant and sensually rich, these films brilliantly enrich a classic experimental film tradition. Schedelbauer was born in Tokyo and lives in Germany. Her elusive bicultural family history has been and continues to be the driving force behind her artistic vision. Schedelbauer’s films have been shown at dozens of film festivals throughout the world. The evening’s program presents several made between 2007 and 2018.
In person: Sylvia Schedelbauer