an experimental documentary by 七个木 Qigemu 七個木 (2018)

for screener link, press kit & screening inquiries, please email qigemu@gmail.com




SYNOPSIS
Our own histories are always under curation, and as such, our perspectives become the central point in the building of personal realities. How do these multiple lived worlds, each their own amalgamation of memories, sensations, thoughts, coexist with de facto presentations of distance, history, and totality? How is this coexistence mediated if one is an actor in the online realm? The Internet functions as yet another parallel universe, but likewise an explicit symbol of the traversing between the subjective and the objective — a symbol in the questioning of solitary truths. Reality Fragment 160921 follows two people in their process of reality-curation, as they create their own spaces against and via understandings of distance, as they go through the motions of growing themselves by growing their universes. We witness not only their movements, but also partake in the thoughts of two witnesses and how by seeing these two people, worlds are merged. In turn, we ask you, a viewer of this film and thus also a witness, to pay attention to your own movements of perception and reflect around the ways in which you build your own world. Who have you merged your world with, and what does that mean for the subjective truths you tend to?







FESTIVALS/SCREENINGS/AWARDS
NO FLASH Video Show, New Jersey, US
14th Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco, US
Queer Asia Film Festival, London, UK
Shanghai Pride Film Festival, Shanghai, China [NOMINATED Best Editing]
30th Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Reclaim Pride Göteborg!, Göteborg, Sweden
Queer City Cinema Afterparty, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina, Canada
Asian Mamas Working in the Arts Film Series 02, Los Angeles, CA
21st International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Novi Dad, Serbia [SPECIAL MENTION VIDEO]
4th Tunis International Feminist Art Festival Choftouhounna, Tunis, Tunisia
Portobello Film Festival, London, UK
22nd Queer Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal [NOMINATED Best Short Film]
Beijing International Short Film Festival, Beijing, China
WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, Canada
STOCKmotion Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden [WINNER Best Editing, Best Screenplay]
Diaspora Disco, London, UK
25th Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
Global University Film Awards, Hong Kong
+CODE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
35th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany [NOMINATED Golden Key]
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London, UK
LesGaiCineMad, Madrid, Spain [NOMINATED Best International Short, Best Film by Female Director]
Videobardo International Videopoetry Festival, 7th Feminist Audiovisual Conference, organized by Argentinian Audiovisual Women, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Scotland, UK
Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
13th ZUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival,  Bialystok, Poland [WINNER Best International Short]
PinkLife Queer Festival, Ankara, Turkey
MADATAC, Madrid, Spain
Vachina Sinophone Gender Film Month Programme 5 at SOAS, London, UK
Inshort Festival, Semi-finalist, Lagos
10th LGBT Film Festival, Poland
WAKE AMERICA!, Experimental Response Cinema, Austin, USA
iNCAB (International Nomadic Contemporary Art Biennale), Casablanca, Morocco
Video Art Festival Turku, Turku, Finland
Queer & Trans Asian Short Films, New York, USA
Queer & Trans Asian Short Films, Los Angeles, USA
ICDOCS, Iowa City, USA
XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
KuirFest Berlin: Queer Feminist Rebels, Berlin, Germany
Video Art Festival Turku, Turku, Finland
Aphrodite Festival, Athens, Greece
LA Film Forum –  REPRESENTATIONS of LEAVING | QUEER DEATH and heavens, Los Angeles, USA
CINEMQ, Shanghai, China Liquid ___: Film Experiments in Queerness, New York, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Transcendence at Hillyer Art Space, Houston, USA
http://www: a birthday celebration at Carnation Contemporary, Portland, USA
NALEZA at Leiminspace, Los Angeles, USA
La Faz de la Tierra at Espacio Pla, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
Gör något bättre själv! at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Between a rock and a hard place at Werkartz, Los Angeles, USA
Folksalongen at Kulturfyren Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
FLORA* Art Show at KSDT Radio Station, San Diego, USA
Hard but Soft at Welcome to Junior High, Los Angeles, USA


ONLINE FEATURES
LOOP Discover 2018 [Shortlist] 
Lift-Off Sessions January 2019