Sophie Hamacher

16 Jun 2019 - 20:00
sophie hamacher

Doors 20:00, films 20:30 | 5 EUR |

Super(vision) an excerpt

2018, 6 min, 16:9, Color

Love Song on Liberty Crossing

The Staten Island Ferry becomes a place of contemplation during my final three months of gestation.

Reflecting on pregnancy and oncoming motherhood, my commute through the New York Bay becomes a personal topography of an in-between: between two continents, two cities, two languages, and two states of being -

individual and mother. Love Song on Liberty Crossing is a letter to my unborn child that interweaves my own footage with archival material and found sound.

2017, 11 minutes, 16:9, Color, Stereo

 

Dear KC,

A film of friendship made using Super8 and found material.

2016, 6:31 minutes, 16:9, Super8 transferred to HD, Stereo

 

Night Bus

 

A lyrical assembly of sounds and images portrays the experiences of workers traversing New York City on the night bus. In their nocturnal journey, the concepts in Jonathan Crary’s 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, are invested with the immediacy of sensation as reflections slipping across dark windows, coins pouring in the till, moaning air brakes, squealing hinges, and the low hum of motors merge with apparitions emerging from the inky blackness of the city. Appearing only as hazy reflections through weathered windows, the characters reflect, in voices heavy with fatigue, on the work behind or ahead of them. These meandering narratives of solitude and sleeplessness give voice to the lived experience of the 24-hour economy.

A film by Sophie Hamacher, Sarah Stein Kerr and Tessa Rex

2015, 13 minutes, 16:9, Color, Stereo

 

Debt Tide

Four young women explore a coastal landscape. Their carefree wanderings are intermittently interrupted by radio voices reiterating the realities of the financial crash. As a celebration of youth and friendship, this short film is also a fragmented meditation on debt and a playful reflection of innocent rebellion.

The soundtrack includes snippets from radio broadcasts, atmospheric recordings and excerpts from a reading of Joseph Conrad’s Karain: A Memory.

2013, 7 minutes, 16:9, Super8 transferred to HD, Color, Stereo

 

Der Nebel

In this intimate narrative, which takes as its premise the Little Ice Age at the end of the 18th century, the film

Der Nebel extends the genre of found-footage-film to question its own clarity. Examining the act of seeing as an act of transmission, the film merges footage from Youtube with an extended shot of a ferry ride through the fog. The fog, a metaphor for capitalism, remains ultimately opaque, revolving around obscure allusions to the world’s financial crash.

2009, 11 minutes, 16:9, Color, Stereo