On the 18th of March, Apian (Robert Torche, Ellen Lapper, Laurent Güdel and Aladin Borioli) will screen a film in progress in Lausanne at cinéma Bellevaux during Fracanaüm. Beware the film is still very much ongoing – however the idea is to show it to a small audience to keep it alive and start exchanging around it. So you are all welcome for the screening and to share your experience around a drink afterwards.
Fracanaüm | Apian + Thomas Ankersmit | Cinéma Bellevaux, Lausanne. [ID: A short trailer announcing the evening of the 18th. In an old 3D video game style, a small avatar is strolling around. They first reach Apian – as the first part of the evening – and then Thomas Ankersmit – presenting the second guest of the night.]
Called Therianthropy, this piece – situated between a documentary and visual and sonic essay – explores Dr. Randolf Menzel’s dream. Dr. Menzel is a zoologist and neurobiologist who has studied bees throughout all his life. At the beginning of his career, he had several dreams of transforming into his subject of research. During the night and sometimes during the day, he became a bee. Evolving in line with his discoveries in the lab, his dreams, in return were influencing part of his research. This documentary proposes to build a liminal space, based upon accounts of Dr. Menzel: a dream world where viewers foray into the world of bees. Ultimately, throughout our journey into these lands – narrated by an avatar – we will establish a method of becoming inspired by Dr. Randolf Menzel.
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Film still from Therianthropy, 2021. [ID: In a yellow-orange ish colour the brain of a bee is rotating on itself leaving glitchy marks in the background. The image was realised with a visual synthesiser by mixing various scientific images collected from Dr. Menzel’s lab.]
Film still from Therianthropy, 2021. [ID: On the right side of the picture stands Dr. Randolf Menezl staring outside the frame – only the top half of his body is visible. Behind him a little wooden cabin where most of research in the field is happening. The picture was taken in his garden and fieldwork locations in the south of Germany in the summer 2021.]
After the screening, the evening will continue with a performance by Thomas Ankersmit – “a musician and sound artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. He plays the Serge Modular synthesiser, both live and in the studio, and collaborates with artists like Phill Niblock and Valerio Tricoli.”
A special thanks to Kevin Juillerat and all the team behind Fracanaüm for the invitation!
For more info please visit: http://fracanaum.ch/2022/apian-thomas.html
The entrance prize is CHF 10/15.-, and you can book your tickets here: reservation.cinemabellevaux.ch