THIS IS MY HOME BY BJORN MELHUS, 2011 2-6 MINUTES Deals with post traumatic stress disorder as experienced by war veterans upon their return home.
This is my Home, 20115-channel video installation withdifferent sized screens, some have textand others have video and images withaudio commentary of the text ‘this is myhome’
Shot Types• Close up• Mid length• Point of view• Extreme long shot• Long shot• Medium close up
CAMERA ANGLES AND MOVEMENTS• Eye level• High angle• Low angle• Crane shots• Hand held shots• Pans
EDITING TECHNIQUES• Use of text between shots• Slow motion• Narration
• Like photographic wallpaper or a • The size and placing of the screens gallery of ancestral portraits, each flat and the voice reading the periodic text screen employs fictional images of quotes is intriguing. domestic interiors and exteriors.
LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN (DE), EXHIBITS:• 54th Venice Biennial (2011)• The Denver Art Museum (2008)• Museum Ludwig Cologne (2006)• Sprengel Museum Hanover (2006)• The Serpentine Gallery (2004)• FACT Liverpool (2004)• The ZKM Karlsruhe (2003)• The Whitney Museum (2003)• 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003)
FIVE THOUSAND FEET IS THE BEST BY OMER FAST, 2011 30+ MINUTES It is through exploration; the retelling, editing, interpretation, misunderstanding and subjective recollections that the kernels of what is real is encountered by means of an interview between Fast and a Predator Drone aerial vehicle operator now based in LasVegas and working as a casino security guard. The operator recalls his jobs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, activating the unmanned plane to fire at civilians and militia from the optimum height of five thousand feet.
Viewable on a cinema sized screen in alecture hall, it has a story about aretarded train driver, a family carexplosion/detonation by the US AirForce and a troubled man beinginterviewed by a psychiatrist in LasVegas who speaks about them.
SHOT TYPES• Medium shot• Long shot• Extreme long shot• Medium shot• Close up• Extreme close up• Point of view
Camera Angles andMovements• Birds eye view• Eye level• Aerial shot• High angle• Low angle• Pans• Tilts
Editing TechniquesCrunching of timeContinuity of time180 degree ruleEyeline matchNarration
Documentary style videomaking backed with narrationThe video is being narrated by a Droneaerial vehicle operator who describeswhat is taking place, the aerial shots ofLas Vegas at night are trulybreathtaking, peculiar stories arevisualized, sometimes the narrative isdisconnected slightly from the image,indirectly referring to the Middle Eastconflicts
LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN (DE), EXHIBITS:• The Model, Sligo (2011)• 54th Venice Biennial (2011)• Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2008)• Barbican Art Gallery, London (2008)• Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008)• Whitney Biennial (2008)