Program

Tu 27.09
19:00
Joli Mai (2017) / L’implossible – Pages Arrachees (2009) / Four Ways from Sundown
Manifesta 14Four Ways from Sundown FilmDocumentaryTalk

SYLVAIN GEORGE SHOWCASE

JOLI MAI (2017)
Pretty May (Those who have killed less than a hundred times, throw the first stone at me). Video. Black and white. Noir Production. 8 min.
At the end of the demonstration of 1 May 2016, the police use force.

L’IMPOSSIBLE – PAGES ARRACHEES (2009)
THE IMPOSSIBLE – PEACES OF FURY
(Songs from the protests)

Placed under the auspices of Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Dostoievski and Benjamin, of free jazz and punk, this film endeavors to testify to the iniquitous policies which shape our time, to the "infernal" character of certain political lives or black bodies (that migrants/immigrants, workers, unemployed, students, etc.). It operates, as a minority, a critical stasis of mythical and majority realities; and works on the body the question of revolt and insurrection: overflow, disidentification, undecidable reconfiguration... impossible.
The film is divided into five parts:

1. THE WOOD OF THE SHIPS (I burn properly!)
2009, Super 8, Black and White and Color, 15 min., prod: Noir Production. 

Calais, desolate city. Whiteness of the snow that covers the city. Black and tutelary shadows, cross and Belfry, which dominate it. Scarlet fires that envelop and burn her. Figures and faces of people who come back from afar. Migrants. Outcasts. Variation on calcined and infernal landscapes and political lives: the black bodies. 

2. BALLAD FOR A CHILD (We won't kill you any more than if you were a corpse) 
2009, Super 8, Color, 26 min, prod: Noir Production. 

Calais, desolate city. Evocation: In a small wood, the "jungle", a young man who comes from afar, from a Middle East at war, is murdered. It was in December 2008. And it is a whole world, political, which gives up the ghost, to whom we will give up the ghost. Invocation: A young man passes by who comes from afar. And his words, traces and survivals, like a song, come from even further afield: from the chasms, from the sea and the deserts, from oblivion, from the infinite edges. A young man passes by who comes from afar, like a new Orpheus, political, black and rebellious. An impossible young man that nothing and no one can now stop...

3. ARMED AGAINST JUSTICE (Burn! Burn! Burn!)
2009, video, black and white and color, 29 min, prod: Noir Production 

Paris. Demonstration of March 19, 2009. Civil servants, students, precarious, undocumented immigrants, unemployed, retired, pound the pavement. Until this one burns, between rage and anger; and that voices are delivered by inscribing themselves in time. Until the State represses, violently and arbitrarily; and that innocent bodies be condemned. 

4. THE TIME OF THE ASSASSINS (Fire Music)
2009, video, black and white and color, 17 min, prod: Noir Production 

Paris. Demonstration of May 1, 2009. Pursuit, repetition of the insurrectionary gesture: "Peace in the cottages, War in the castles". After a few centuries, the Hôtel de Ville in Paris was again occupied, and the Council of Paris reinvested by a revolutionary assembly. Invocation: the Commune of Paris. Evocation: the people who come. Here is the time, come again...

5. YOU WILL REMAIN HYENA ETC. (The book of the damned)
2009, 16mm, Black and White and Color, 17mn, prod: Noir Production. 

With the participation of Lionel Soukaz and Tripak. Like an infernal circle. 

Variation on treachery and denial, the spitting of the renegade as a medal, "pension funds" as becoming, from the book "Letters to those who passed from the Mao collar to Rotary" by Guy Hocquenghem, and films by Lionel Soukaz and/or with Guy Hocquenghem.

FOUR WAYS FROM SUNDOWN

Sylvain George's showcase is a part of Kino ARMATA’s Four Ways from Sundown programme, curated by Sezgin Boynik, Alush Gashi and Vigan Nimani for Manifesta 14 Prishtina, also featuring Felix Kubin, Jean-François Pauvros & Jean-Marc Montera and Anna Thew. Four Ways from Sundown is supported by Foundation Manifesta 13 Marseille.

We 28.09
19:00
Nuit Obscure (2022) / Four Ways from Sundown
Manifesta 14Four Ways from Sundown FilmDocumentary

SYLVAIN GEORGE SHOWCASE

NUIT OBSCURE (2022)
Nuit obscure – Feuillets sauvages (Les brûlants, les obstinés), 265 min, Locarno Film Festival 2022

Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, is a land border between the African continent and Europe. A buffer zone where European migration policies, their challenges and their consequences can be read and seen. A place towards which converge, from Morocco, “those who burn”, the “harragas”, minors and young adults, eager to reach Europe. They have nothing to lose but wanting to live to the end.

FOUR WAYS FROM SUNDOWN

Sylvain George's showcase is a part of Kino ARMATA’s Four Ways from Sundown programme, curated by Sezgin Boynik, Alush Gashi and Vigan Nimani for Manifesta 14 Prishtina, also featuring Felix Kubin, Jean-François Pauvros & Jean-Marc Montera and Anna Thew. Four Ways from Sundown is supported by Foundation Manifesta 13 Marseille.

Th 29.09
19:00
No Border (2005-2008) / Les Eclats (2011) / Four Ways from Sundown
Manifesta 14Four Ways from Sundown FilmDocumentaryTalk

SYLVAIN GEORGE SHOWCASE

NO BORDER (Aspettavo Che Scendesse La Sera), Super 8. Black and white. 23 min. NOIR PRODUCTION 2005-2008

Paris, Open City. Dizziness commemorations. Ruins. Winds. Tides. Young migrants Iraqis, Afghans, Iranians roam the streets between soup kitchens and camps. Consequently, they put in crisis the order of things and bourgeois society. An emancipation occurs, deeply melancholy, elegiac: redefining the concept of revolution by a new concept of history.

LES ECLATS (2011), 84 min.
THE OUTBURSTS (My face, my revolt, my name)
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY, TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2011

Fragments of voices, laughter and rage; snatches of words, images and memory; the words near and far, from yesterday, from today; the breathe of the wind, the gesture of the sun at the sunset, the reflections red-blood; the raids of the police, processions warriors, court of injustice.
For a map of the violence inflicted on migrants, the repetition of the colonialism, and the unacceptability of the "world as it is."

FOUR WAYS FROM SUNDOWN

Sylvain George's showcase is a part of Kino ARMATA’s Four Ways from Sundown programme, curated by Sezgin Boynik, Alush Gashi and Vigan Nimani for Manifesta 14 Prishtina, also featuring Felix Kubin, Jean-François Pauvros & Jean-Marc Montera and Anna Thew. Four Ways from Sundown is supported by Foundation Manifesta 13 Marseille.

Fr 04.11
16:00
Prishtina Music Conference 2022
MusicConference

PMC II / 4-5 November 2022

We are set on a mission. To develop fresh perspectives on the diversity of the thought process concerning the development of music.

To expand the collective mind on the urban music market in Kosovo, the region and the world. To come to respect sound, and treat it how it deserves.

For this to bear fruit, and as we build the pillars for a bright future with PMC, we would like to remind our audience of a very important building block to our undertaking, out of which we expect this dire change.

Consistency. Consistent in approach. Consistent in delivery. Consistent in demeanor. With the experience of a successful first edition under our belt, combined with some key improvements stemmed from the feedback received from our guests, speakers and panelists, we are pleased and very excited to inform you that PMC will be back for its second edition in November of 2022.

The conference will have the same format as last year, with presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions, workshops, and performances.