The legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam, (celebrated for his work on the early James Bond films, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barry Lyndon among many others), aged 93, cigar in hand, brandishes his Flo-Master one last time to conjure up the year 1962 and the iconic War Room he created alongside Stanley Kubrick in DR STRANGELOVE.
Charismatic, erratic, egocentric, almost forgotten... Sergej Tschachotin was a scientist of international repute, friend to Pavlov and Einstein, revolutionary and pacifist. His private life was equally packed: five marriages, eight sons. The feature documentary tells the story of Tschachotin’s epic existence – from 1883 to 1973 – through the memories of four of those sons.
Filmmaker Boris Hars-Tschachotin, Sergej’s great-grandson, weaves together an intimate, tortured family saga that mirrors the myriad contradictions and possibilities of the 20th century.
From the depths of a darkened room a “whirlwind” in slow motion glimmers florescent. Without realising the visitor is drawn into the vortex: By going with the flow of images towards the centre of the spiral, by his simply being there, the visitor is the cause of change.
The Makroskop is an interactive, generative space – a connective experiential realm, that mirrors in essence, an audio-visual psychological profile of the last century.
The hauntingly evocative short film Lurch about a little cypher of a man who becomes increasingly obsessed with his labors in the bowels of a natural history museum, caretaking an emporium of bottled amphibian samples, steeped as they and presently he all are in a dizzying variety of preserving fluids. The taste of these liquids are the pull and trigger.
Blank reproduces the sterile conditions of a genetic laboratory of molecular medicine. The room, the bodies and cells of the animals are subject to the strictest controls; everything has been created specially. In the film the viewer will pass through a six-minute animal behavior experimental setup and participate on different levels.