Experimental Film from Latvia: Baltic Analog Lab Programme
Experimental Film from Latvia: Baltic Analog Lab Programme (84 mins)
Saturday December 7th, 6.15pm, The Guesthouse (Free Event)
This programme is guest curated by Ieva Balode of Latvia’s Baltic Analog Lab. It focuses on three female filmmakers who are also members of the Baltic Analog Lab film collective. These works by Signe Birkova, Lāsma Bērtule and Balode herself are existential journeys into the psychic realm of human existence as well as female bodies. It gives an insight into an analog experimental film scene in Latvia which is currently dominated by female filmmakers.
- Sisyphus Condition. (Ieva Balode, 2018, 11 mins)
- Equal Tense (Ieva Balode. 2018, 7 mins)
- Commission (Ieva Balode, 2019, 6 mins)
- Take-Off (Signe Birkova. 2016, 9 mins)
- Touch of Zen (Signe Birkova. 2017, 12 mins)
- His Name Was Chaos Bērziņš (Signe Birkova, 2018, 25 mins)
- 28 Years Later (Lāsma Bērtule, 2019, 10 mins)
- Ieva & Dainis crack the code (Lāsma Bērtule, 2018, 4 mins)
Baltic Analog Lab is an artist collective and film lab based in Riga, Latvia. It was founded in 2016. Uniting filmmakers and photographers interested in analog film and photography, Baltic Analog Lab aims to produce, teach and inspire an audience by providing a space for experiments, creation, learning and teaching. The main curatorial event of the lab is the experimental film festival Process, which occurs during March in Riga.
Ieva Balode is an artist and film curator working with analog image. She takes part in international exhibitions and festivals presenting her work in installations as well as cinema and performance situations. As a curator she is a founding member of Baltic Analog Lab. She is also a director of the experimental film festival Process which takes place annually in Riga since 2017.
Signe Birkova is a filmmaker from Riga. She studied philosophy, journalism and film. She has made TV programmes, short fiction films, animation films and documentaries. She is currently making one about circus and theatre.
She is very fit and gorgeous.
Lāsma Bērtule is based in Riga, Latvia, where she makes films and also helps to show and preserve films. She is a member of Baltic Analog Lab and takes part in organising and programming the experimental film festival Process.