FIFMA participates to the very first edition of Tresor – Contemporary Craft, that will take place in Basel from September 21 to September 24.
The Festival will present on this occasion a selection of documentaries, within the cultural program of this unique fair.
France, 2015, experimental movie, 4’
Choreographer, dancer, and ceramist Kimiko Otaka took inspiration from a character from her childhood: the famous wrestler of a thousand masks, Mil Máscaras. Fascinated by his ability to change masks without ever showing his face, the artist plastered on her face a three kilogram block of sandstone and porcelain, which she fashions as she pleases, day after day, at the whim of her mood.
SOUS LES MAINS DU COUTELIER / UNDER THE HANDS OF THE CUTLER
Czech Republic, 2014, documentary, 4’
This short documentary follows the work of the Czech cutler Ignác Hloh who creates his knives from salvaged objects. The film follows the process of knife fabrication starting from a piecof metal and a piece of wood Ignác Hloh found in his garden.
GLASS IS TOMORROW
Belgium, 2015, documentary, 9’
Glass is Tomorrow films the collaboration between glassblowers and designers who came together for a European exchange platform. The camera captures the creative process behind a dozen pieces produced quickly and with charm. Tension, emotion, and dance are each an integral part of the glass production process.
FEU, EAU, AIR / FIRE, WATER, AIR
ANNE MURAT & DAVID BART
France, 2015, documentary, 14’
In Japan, Ysabel de Maisonneuve is fascinated by the contrast in nature, which is both so
delicate and so violent. Together with some villagers, she decided to cut bamboos and wrap
them in fabric of silk and cotton, creating volumes/packaging that protect their secrets…
Therein begins Shibori. Fire, Water, Air, as it turns out, is a portrait of a sensitive artist,
for whom the gesture is first and foremost a spiritual act.
JEROEN MAES & IVAN HAENTJENS
Belgium, 2015, documentary, 6’
Root is a monumental sculpture measuring 7 meters in length and 3 meters in width.
This glass skeleton, developed using 36 blown elements, was inspired by pine tree logs.
The work will end up suspended, resembling a bony prehistoric structure, on the ceiling
of the Michelin-starred restaurant Cuchara, in Lommel, Belgium.
LES FANTÔMES DE L’ESCARLATE / THE GHOSTS OF SCARLET
JULIE NGUYEN VAN QUI
France, 2012, documentary, 14’
“Almost 600 years ago, a master dyer named Jean Gobelin sets up his workshop on the shores
of the Bièvre, a river which is today buried. His ambition was to fi nd the formula for a scarlet
red which would dazzle and resist the passage of time.” Thus begins Julie Nguyen Van Qui’s
documentary, a cross between a dark tale and a police investigation. The fi lmmaker awakens
the ghosts of the workshop to tell us the story of this surprising manufacturer.
GILLES JONEMANN, CRÉATEUR DE BIJOUX ET D’OBJETS /
GILLES JONEMANN, DESIGNER OF JEWELLERY AND OBJECTS
France, 2010, documentary, 22’
The workshop of Gilles Jonemann, designer of jewellery and objects, resembles a cabinet of curiosities. For Gilles Jonemann, a jewel does not exist without the body. The documentary relays to us the passion of this great designer, who has worked for Hermès, Morabito, and Per Spook.