In the Franz Schubert’s song cycle The Fair Maid of the Mill based on poems by Wilhelm Müller there is one that was constantly played in the curator’s head while compiling the film program (she even heard it in her dream) — Das Wandern («Wandering»; B♭ major). Its heroes are a miller and the millstones and millwheels that follow the example of water, which changes everything and glorifies movement. Films regardless of timing and genre are moving images and a hymn to the change. Therefore, in the Fantasia Training program, we propose, in contrast to the classic static viewing, chosen in advance in the box office or in the app, — the path of radical openness to all films in order as one of the ways of viewing experience, especially significant for Krasnodar residents who could not get to cinemas during the year.
A spontaneous visit to the cinema at 5 a.m., a test of the maximum possible viewing time and a chaotic floating around the exhibition hall with a visit to the screening room and back are just some of the ways to explore the viewing experience that you can try in 24 hours of this cinema attraction.
An important part of the program will be a performance by KP Transmission (Karina Kazaryan), whose musical performance will complement two silent German films, Serpentine (1895) and Different from the Others (1919). Her hazy and grainy compositions sound gloomy and chthonic, they have a feeling of uneasiness, a vague, unclear atmosphere.
The contextual leitmotif of the program moves in second and sometimes octave intervals between the sensation of the other/diverse/outside/variegated, which can be expressed in the form of exile, both to another country and to the virtual world; or directly in the form of a collision with the world of the deep sea; or through the experience of facing death.
The heroes of the films are scientists and giant animals, a business consultant and a retired inventor, an infant and the Second World War, Russian aristocrats whom the 20th century meets in Malmkrog (the German name for the Transylvanian village of Malankraw) and musicians who roam the aristocratic country estate in Ireland and grandiose bourgeois mansion in Marseille — both are now (in 2021) open to the public as museums, sea lovers, bored children, German workers on the border with Greece and Bulgaria and young rappers in the heart of Altai, homosexuals and blackmailers, butterfly-women and super-masculine shamans, Donna Haraway, the founder of cyberfeminism and Ayn Rand, ideologist of neoliberalism, a resident a tour guide of Berlin and representatives of the Seminole tribe who fight with alligators in front of tourists, Siberia as a designation of something distant and Transnistria, a separatist republic on a narrow plot of land bordering Ukraine, mutating, fixing, but not solidifying forms of people are not opposed, but form multiple connections, enter into dialogues, which, we hope, will happen between the audience.
The film program will be held in the amphitheater of the Typography CCA