25 Aug 2022
Masterclass and Screening at Hypnos Theatre
A masterclass and feature film screening by Rouzbeh Rashidi at Hypnos Theatre, Malmö, Sweden on 23rd September 2022.
Rouzbeh Rashidi presents a masterclass about his Homo Sapiens Project (HSP) and a screening of his 2019 experimental feature film Luminous Void: Docudrama that will give an overview of his film practice.
Masterclass: For over two decades, Rouzbeh Rashidi has been developing a radical experimental moving image practice that explores personal vision, mutating the spaces and people he encounters daily into a phantasmal exploration of the transmuting capacity of cinema. These images become personalised ‘memories’ that curate the self and reality. The most consistent elaboration of this process has been the Homo Sapiens Project which has been developing for over ten years. Since its inception HSP has undergone an organic metamorphosis, drastically mutating from cryptic film diaries and oneiric sketches to fully-polished feature films. Yet, while HSP is steadily evolving, one thing remains constant: the view to create impressionistic portraits of people and places, imbuing them with an eerie sense of mystery that is perhaps reminiscent of horror and sci-fi cinema.
More info about HSP: bit.ly/2ymb6Y8
Feature Film: Luminous Void: Docudrama is a documentary like no other. Starting with the bizarre practices and fantasies of a group of filmmakers working under the label Experimental Film Society, it spins off into a manifesto of light and sound. This dazzling journey through a view of cinema as cosmic ritual and erotic delirium is also an idiosyncratic celebration of the medium itself. Rouzbeh Rashidi’s ornate visual style unleashes a parade of visionary scenes that redefine movie magic as a fevered hallucination.
More info about the film and the trailer: bit.ly/2OsOSdR
Early Bird Ticket Price (available until August 31) – 350 SEK
Regular Price (from September 1) – 400 SEK
➝ To attend, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Rouzbeh”