The audience's enthusiastic support for Expanded Cinema was encouraging over recent years. Jeonju IFF decided to broaden the scope of this section, which has introduced the various aspects of the expansion of the film media beyond limitations. The experiment to combine theater screening and gallery installation has been tried in limited ways over the last few years, and this year, it will be performed in earnest with the sub-program Expanded Plus of Expanded Cinema. "Expanded Plus: UTOPIAN PHANTOM" presents the works in the non- theatrical installation format, which can be curated in the way of moving image among those included in Expanded Cinema and Newtro Jeonju. Most of the works in the section are presented simultaneously in the theaters and galleries.
The masters who testify to the current trend of moving image, including James Benning, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ben Rivers, Ju Anqi, and the rising artists such as Jodie Mack, Helena Wittmann/Nika Son, Malena Szlam, Peter Bo Rappmund/Adam R. Levine, Natalia Marin, and Jang Woo-jin participate in it. We can see their works in Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok, an art space opened last year in Palbok- dong, Jeonju.
Besides the works of Expanded Plus, Expanded Cinema presents a number of exciting new films including Albert Serra's Roi Soleil that could be considered a supplementary story of The Death of Louis XIV (2016), The Fragile House depicting the rift of a family in a way that flexibly reshapes the frames and screen of cinema, Closing Time , an essay film of the urban symphony form that creatively represents the air, scenery and time in Taipei, Happy Lamento , a jam session film by Alexander Kluge and KHAVN, Sofia Antipolis , which provides an unfamiliar experience with discursive narrative and sense, and Years of Construction , the latest edition of the series “Photos and Transcendence” by Heinz Emigholz. We expect the audience to pay attention to original short films such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Blue that magically shows the psychedelic action of “dream-image,” Eugene Green's How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal , an eccentric satire about capitalism and consumption culture, and Neither Roses, Nor Daisies by Korean artist Yim Jeunghae living in France and creating works across the boundary between arts and cinema.
* The film with the special mark ( ) will be installed at the Expanded Plus. (Located at Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok)
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