International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

21e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 29 Septembre - 8 Octobre 2023



October 8th, 2023 - 4 pm
Maison de l´Inde - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris


Momently Gone
Mathieu Samaille
Canada / 2023 / 0:19:27

Momently Gone was inspired by the suicide of two of my sisters and the fatal cancer of my father. This overwhelming common thread gave birth to a whole that is more enveloping than testing, because there is sweetness in feeling close to the absent being, there is sweetness in soothing a raw, universal reality, by sublimating it. in a work. Thanks to digital tools, I work by layers of images and sound to reflect the poetic intertwining that we create in ourselves when we are immersed in our inner self, anchored to the sensations and visions that we have. of a being we miss. The theme is treated with variations: each experience of the disappearance of others is unique, symbolic and always fragmentary. Images turn in a loop and are transformed, like our memories in the moments of fusion with the being that obsesses our thoughts, a state in which it is also ourselves who disappear, a state by which, gradually, we ourselves let's evolve. It is a journey of reminiscences, flight, lack, awareness and new perceptions to which I invite you, an intermediate space, between conscious and unconscious, where everyone meets beyond culture, in the hidden world of the senses.



Follow Me Quietly
Wheeler Winston Dixon
United States / 2023 / 0:04:32

“Don't follow me; I'm lost.” – U.G. Krishnamurti


Kent Tate
Canada / 2023 / 0:04:04

i"Ark" describes a time when we had a front row seat where it seemed that we could see everything yet it felt as if we were seeing nothing at all. Over the years I’ve found fewer and fewer animals when I go out into nature to look at this or to film that. In the last year I haven’t found any wild animals and I've rarely heard any birds. So where have all the other animals gone? What has happened to them and what is happening to us?


The Great Basin! Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Desert
Eric Weeks
United States / 2023 / 0:15:00

A film, book and print project that addresses climate change, the severe drought in the Western United States, gun culture, the military’s use of the basin and range of Nevada for atomic testing, cultural stereotypes, my own personal history, and my experiences in this mostly remote area. In the 15 minute short film I am creating complex collages of my still and motion captures made in Nevada with appropriated short clips from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, recent weather footage, The Lone Ranger, as well as John Wayne’s and other historic films, cartoons, and many other cultural artifacts, in order to speak to the place and its significance.


My Anxious Body

Kerttu Mättö
Finland / 222 / 0:06:08

"My anxious body" is a short documentary about our biological bodies not being compatible with the society we live in and about the anxiety it causes to our bodies and mind. This movie is based on a monologue that has come up from the director's own experiences with anxiety. My anxious body is black and white-movie with beautiful and even mystic images and sound design. The creator of this movie gets her relief from the fear of death.


Negative / Positive Film

Film Negativo / Positivo
Federica Foglia
Italy / 2023 / 0:14:00

Negative/Positive Film is a hand-made, camera-less collage film composed of layers of erotic 16mm films from 1920s, 1940s and 1970s, intermingled with nature documentaries and layers of organic materials. This visual abstraction merges together both positive black-and-white film, and its negative black-and-white counterpart - on the same film base. This allows the film to exist in two versions, one positive and, the other negative. The artist once again uses the very delicate technique she has been perfecting over the past years of Emulsion Grafting, also known as Emulsion Lifting. The film is as an abstract remediation of female bodies dislodged from their original erotic context and, ripped away from their male co-protagonists. The man is removed from the picture, while the female body slowly merges with the body of insects and flowers at the crossroad between eco-criticism, decorative art, sculpture, and cubism. This unique film uses organic material, melted together with gelatine emulsion, first liquified then re-solidified, to produce a crystallized allegory of womanhood.




Telemach Wiesinger
Germany / 2022 / 0:14:59

The film poem TURBULENCE stands in the field of tension between surreal fantasy and multi-layered reality.
Telemach Wiesinger's photographic recordings of aeroplanes from the perspective of the traveller encounter kinetic wing objects by the composer Alexander Grebtschenko. In the congenial collaboration of the two artists, the electronically controllable "Chimera's" - elegant bird wings with megaphone - unfold expressive "acting" presence.
The dialogue between the sound level (Grebtschenko) and the visual level (analogue film workshop Wiesinger) opens up space for emotions, thoughts and interpretations.