8/03/2020

Poetry Video FUNGI PAIR 3 min. by Ebba Jahn with a Composition by Paul Hubweber


               In fall you can probably see, hear and read the new poetry video
Fungi Pair by Ebba Jahn | HD 3:18 min. |  2020, Germany
Two rare fungi bloom into unusual beauty. Stanzas of the poem A Mushroom is the Elf of Plants by Emily Dickinson appear in text form, accompanied by a contemporary composition for multiple instruments by Paul Hubweber entitled Zellen - cells. 

The music was recorded 1995 at Stadtgarten Köln/Cologne by Bull's Eye Ensemble, composed by Paul Hubweber who also played trombone on the piece.

The mushroom is called phallus luteus and grows probably only in Korea.

The film - I found one minute of fast time lapse video material with a license to use by Apro Choi from Korea. This found footage I slowed down to ca. 3 minutes.


Emily Dickinson
lived from 1830-1860. Please see this wikipedia link to learn more about this important American poet.

8/01/2020

BRIDGING IT video 4 min. by Ebba Jahn with music by Paul Hubweber

                                 


BRIDGING IT by Ebba Jahn, Germany 2020, HD 3:37 min.
Music title: HOLDE HEC by composer and trombonist PAUL HUBWEBER

The collage video  compiles, without words, distinctive connections over water, along with original music, which rise above time, distance and present troubles.

Composer and trombonist Paul Hubweber re-worked his 80s music title HOLDE HEC, for his new 2 cd album WARM AUSGEZOGEN > get a taste of it on the bottom of this post...

Ebba Jahn edits some of her favorite cc archival findings of bridges for it, among them an excerpt of the avantgarde 16 mm Bolex film SIDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE by German/Canadian Paul Winkler, which she had seen as a film student at her favorite intl. short film festival in Oberhausen, Germany, 1978.

A correlation between multitracks in Winkler's film images and Hubweber's music recording emerges, adding to the video's groove.

Artspaces, Film Festivals and programers receive upon request the password for viewing BRIDGING IT on Vimeo and on FilmFreeway from Ebba
or watch it at these festivals:


Next festival appearances:
 





24.-26. September 2020
Novi Sad / Serbia



EXS 6
 





















Film will be available only to the Trouville, France International short film market and its video library to be held during the festival from September 7. - 11.2020.

https://off-courts.com/en/


  




        




Last but not least - related

Album - Above you see a Paul Hubweber video production of his album warm ausgezogen, now available in a small edition of which video BRIDGING IT, now on the film festival circuit, is proud to have the first track Holde Hec.
To order a copy of his great album email Paul Hubweber


DVD - Recently experimental filmmaker and professor Ingo Petzke contacted Ebba. He could tell her, that Paul Winkler, who is now 81 years old, is still living in Australia making films - and he likes a scene from his film Sidney Bridge from 1977 included in Bridging It.
Ingo Petzke has founded RED AVOCADO FILM and also released a DVD with many of Paul Winkler's films including the complete 13 min. film Sidney Bridge.

         





7/20/2020

Video FOG HORNS by Ebba Jahn | Festival intern. du film de Nancy 28.Aug.- 6. Sept. 2020

We see a webcam surveillance video of a harbour entrance on a foggy day in Cuxhaven, Germany. A sound of a fog horn extends into film music, a contemporary composition for his trombone by Paul Hubweber.
Ships come in slowly and the first stanza of the poem "Fog Horns" by poet David Mason from Colorado appears slowly and in writing first.These three elements - webcam image, poem, trombone music - appear in the video as if they were always meant for each other...
Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929
16.4.20 - Poet David Mason has just retired fom work as professor at the English Department Colorado College in Colorado Springs USA:

I asked him what I could say during the Cadence Festival Zoom Hang event on 4/18?

"You can say I'm proud to have my poem featured in your film. I wrote the thing some years ago, while looking at a painting called Fog Horns by Arthur Dove.

Somehow I fell into five-syllable lines with some rhymes.
I enjoyed the way the form encouraged me to break out of simple logic into mood.

I'm in Tasmania, now - my home for rest of life..."
Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929
The painting also visualizes the first three fog horn sounds of the video. Paul Hubweber heard it and while seeing the still silent rest of the film, he chose from his archive his composition Trombone Parts from Ab und Auf for the video.
                     Looking forward to the European Festival Premiere at:
28.8. - 6.9.20
www.fifnl.com 
Labo section program I


The World Film Festival Premiere took place Saturday 19th of April, 2020 - due to lockdowns online for 24 hours in the program Better Left Unsaid

nwfilmforum.org/cadence

Better Left Unsaid
Not silent, these video poems emphasize language as an auditory experience, a graphic experience, and a cultural experience. A dying language left untranslated, constraints leaving language limited, and limited language leaving emotional threads through found and filmed footage—this screening leaves room for inference and poetic impressions.

April 19 at 7:30pm PST

 










7/04/2020

BALM Music Video by Ebba Jahn with Paul Hubweber, Sascha Oetz

BALM Music Video by Ebba Jahn | HD 2:17 min. | Germany 7/2020
  From an album in progress with the working title HeimArtLieder

Music Title

Balm
Paul Hubweber - trombone
Joscha Oetz - double bass

Recorded in Cologne/Köln 24.02.2020 by
Markus Braun

Video
Bill Couch - camera
 
Concept   Editing  Video Production
Ebba Jahn (c) 2020 

Jean-Michel van Schouwburg writes:
White waves of clouds are hanging in the air and move forward like a lava of foam above hilly industrial suburbs.
From nowhere the voice of the trombone cleaves the space invisible like the echo of the lava moving with the help of a ghostly double bass.
A surreal wordless song blowing masses of white dreamy water cells hiding the daily labour ...

First comments:
Andrew C: I love it
Dwayne J: Das Video ist melancholisch, dennoch entspannend, angenehm :-)
Yoko M: I could enjoy it a lot

Ulrike H: Ziemlich apokalyptisch....gefällt mir.

Ingo P: Sehr schön. Minimal mit nur 3 Einstellungen. Die erste ist die beste. Am aufregendsten ist die Fliege links in der Dritten:-) Wo ist das gewesen? Musik passt auch dazu. Hätte gern länger sein dürfen, die erste...

Lawrence C: Beautiful! I remember being in the San Francisco Bay Area and seeing the cloud flowing from the Pacific over the coast hills just like that.

We'll see, when and where a premiere can take place - stay tuned right here...
Until then, festivals, artspaces, writers, interested supporters can mail for a private password to watch this video on Vimeo or FilmFreeway.
Just send a mail to Ebba.


Paul Hubweber                Joscha Oetz 
Photo Credit: Hubweber Archive

6/14/2020

LACUNA FESTIVALS | 26.6.-31.7.2020 - Online


The Lacuna Festival YOUTUBE channel shows some new EJ videos
June 26 - July 31 2020 
https://www.lacunafestivals.com
 
https://www.lacunafestivals.com/events.php
The Lost Festivals are open and we have got lots of exciting news for you so here...

The events schedule with some of the activities is now available online and events can be booked straight away. We have a huge range of events in many languages and formats so find out more. 

Our Youtube channel is also up and running - it has not got content yet but it will do very soon. Get subscribing now so you don't miss out - just click here. 
 

6/03/2020

Another's View of the Universe | Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020

The title's source:
Only through art can we get outside ourselves
and know another's view of the universe
which is not the same as ours...
Marcel Proust


It consists of found poetry in free form also called cento*, combined with animations depicting the universe by Julius H from Germany, and accompanied by improvised music by the intl. trio Sverdrup Balance.
For the first time ever hear the voice of the man in the moon...


This short film has further developed from a recently answered call for a music video by a composition festival in Romania with the theme "Planetarium", with original music by trio Sverdrup Balance - consisting of experimental vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium, pianist Yoko Miura from Japan, and signal processor instruments with Lawrence Casserley, a former professor for music from the UK .

*A cento is a poetical work wholly composed of text passages, here taken from six writers and artists by Ebba.





Quotation by Hans Jean Arp
Another's View of the Universe Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020

is awaiting invitations tor screenings and is therefore only visible with a password on Vimeo or for festival curators on Film Freeway - for now. 

Please contact Ebba Jahn for it...
 

6/01/2020

PLANETARY FUMAROLE - Sverdrup Balance | HD video by Ebba Jahn 3:51 min.

 
https://vimeo.com/424298148

Video by Ebba Jahn, HD 3:51 min., Germany 6/2020

This video is inspired by a call for audio / video works from a music composition festival  themed "Planetarium",  created with original music by trio Sverdrup Balance - consisting of vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium, pianist Yoko Miura from Japan, and with signal processor instruments with Lawrence Casserley, a former professor for music in the UK.

For a floating journey through space I enjoyed researching images with licenses available to me and chose  scenes, which were mainly created by JuliusH from Germany.

For the first time ever hear the voice of the man in the moon...

5/20/2020

Selfie with Tuba - Pinguin Moschner | Video Collage by Ebba Jahn



Photo by Pinguin Moschner

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinguin_Moschner

After all his gigs were cancelled due to lockdowns, German tuba player Pinguin Moschner worked on a tune for a tuba-solo and recorded "tilbake" (engl. return). Performed with touching virtuosity it inspired me to make a video collage with it, so we collaborated online between Opladen and Berlin, Germany starting end of April 2020.
See the video also here, presently Nr. 77 in a row of over 100 artistically interesting short videos >>>  New Media Fest 2020  

5/09/2020

AQUA IMPROMPTU Video Collage by Ebba Jahn | HD 13 min., 2020

NEXT */ starts July 10th 2020:


AQUA IMPROMPTU HD Video 13 min., Ebba Jahn, Germany 2019/20

It is a video collage centering around flying drops, in space and on earth, along with coloured rivers, a sense of curiosity, joy and hommage.
Watching extreme summer weather, outside the filmmaker's window under construction in Berlin inspired the impromptu video. Her scenery and sound recordings are intertwined with memories of selected film-, video and photo materials from colleagues and agreeable archives.
Nature sound combined with Paul Hubweber's Trombone Variations and the vocal music piece Neptune's Bellows by trio Sverdrup Balance tie all elements together.

First comments from contributors:
Experimental vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium:
"The video is excellent, off the wall and deep."
Signal processor and former professor Lawrence Casserley from UK: "The film is lovely - a beautiful strangeness rooted in reality."
"Das Video ist echt gut geworden - so schön mysteriös," says photographer Gudrun Arndt.


VIEWING:
Filmfestivals and screening spaces find it on FilmFreeway  but have to request the password by email to Ebba Jahn. A small HD 720 file is also available.
Shortfilmdepot.com  and FilmFesivalLife.com have AQUA IMPROMPTU too.


NEXT FESTIVAL July 10th until September:

https://online.adaf.gr

 



















Past:



66. Intl. Short Film Festival Oberhausen  
May 13.-18. 2020 // 66. Kurzfilmtage
German Competition Official Selection
[ONLINE due to Corona lockdown] showed films for passholders 2 days
+ side program Filmgeflacker
+ www.kurzfilmtage.de   Video Library until June 16th for accredited film industry only.






4/22/2020

#STAY HOME... Video by Ebba Jahn | HD, 1 min., Germany 3/2020 in various exhibitions

#STAY HOME... by Ebba Jahn | Video HD 1080, 1 min., Germany 2020

This is my first artistic response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements in Berlin. How make a film in this shutdown situation? For this video, expression could find a different way via 15 seconds of animation footage which I found freely available with a creative commons licence by Elena Babicheva from Moskau - thanks a lot!
I could stretch the length so it may give viewers a whole minute of awe and encouragement while moving through their own present disturbances – at least the filmmaker finds her lockdown vibes colorfully reflected and enjoys distributing it now...

The music Zauberschule comes also freely licensed out of my editing program and was mixed with electronic sounds from my archive.



Selected | Curated | Invited by:

The Nomadic Art Gallery in New Zealand
which had the first inspiring art call - thank you! 


Curated by Rob Warren, UK
A diverse multi arts online exhibition in four galleries... definitely worth several looks!
THE WORLD TAKES A BREATH





 
SODA FESTIVAL

ARCHIVAL ROOM 
Saarbrücken, Germany [online] Eugen




    



    The New Museum of Networked Art 
    Director - Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

    New Media Fest 2020    

    Has several artistically very interesting short
    videos and it is still growing...

    open-call-shut-down




     ... and programs are networked including Ebba's 
   from California:
Torrance Art Museum
    INNENANSICHTEN 
    Aufruf/Call zu einem kollektiven Filmprojekt
    der Filmwerkstatt Münster


      WE'M.Zine - Dagna, Maria

     1111 Gallery Budapest, Hungary 
    [online]                      

    Lacuna Festivals

    organised and curated by
    Sarah-Jane Mason & Simon Turner

     
   

For this festival I'm creating several works.Three of my new videos were already selected for the originally planned festivals - so I'm very happy to participate actively as an artist in this event, which has to go from Fuerteventura and Lanzarote online instead in end of June. Stay tuned...


< This Laurel came July 1st, 2020
from the Alternative Film Festival ALTFF in Toronto, Canada
 

Quarantine Section 
Ultra short films

Best 1-Minute Experimental

#STAY HOME... by Ebba Jahn
Lullaby for a Pandemic by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Stock Footage Terror Trip by William Stancik
Here 'til June by Melanie Futorian


https://www.altff.org/winners 


__________________________________________________________________________
Contact filmmaker / artist / curator / videographer Ebba Jahn in Berlin
email: EbbaJahn (at) aol.com


#stayathome #theviewfromhere #staysafe and most of all #staycreative #shortfilms #videopoetry

4/11/2020

See Short Video: The Organ's Play no Soothing Song by Ebba Jahn, 2'18, 4/2020


The Organ's Play no Soothing Song from EJProjects on Vimeo.

The mood of this short black and white film material from 1932 I found special for quite some time. While trying to find out more about it, including the title or composer of the piece played by George Robert, who might not have written it himself, I found some information about him on Wikipedia in Dutch, and also about the Organ, a Müllerorgel, located at the Cathedral Sint Bovas in Haarlem, Netherlands...
The research continues - if you know something about the organ piece please let me know...

nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Robert_(organist)
email EbbaJahn


4/08/2020

THE GREAT... video collage by Ebba Jahn for Telephone II

A secret image...
I won't even tell the complete title in this stage of the game, until Nathan starts the exhibition...;-)
If you're an artist, check out this great arts game idea organized by Nathan Langston who is a poet based in Seattle.
You will receive a work that has been done before you and to build on. I just finished mine; based on 3 sentences I made  a 3 minute video, which  was sent out by Nathan to 3 artists in Seattle, Los Angeles and Turin/Italy, and who will create their work from there...
I'm excited to see what they -and the many others who will particpate- come up with... finally it will be a growing online exhibition. Looking forward.

3/23/2020

66. Intl. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 13.-18. Mai, German Competition



This year, the festival has to change how it's taking place due to corona health risks.

                             Looks like it will be online and some next year.                                        

www.Kurzfilmtage.de


2/08/2020

7 Videos | Screening im Kulturraum M7 in Berlin CANCELLED

 
Cancelled. 
 
7 Videos were created since Paper Pairs & Trombone and are available for screenings now.
They were entered into a few film festivals and are awaiting  a spot on a festival short list, but they do also want to see the beamer light now.



11/04/2019

For HANDS UP Exhibition Paraffine Hand with Tulips was chosen.





(c) Ebba Jahn 2019
This photo is showing my hand holding a can after spraying the title of my latest work, a dvd case for my art & improvised music video.

I preferred to spray by hand through a stencel/mask instead of giving it to a printing press for its slight variations the hand movement and finger push provides to each case. The typography alludes to letters some Abstract Expressionist American artists were using, and in my case (pun intended) add to a handmade quality which corresponds to the video.


In addition the photo is a camera test – it's showing the camera solution quality for a video-minute project of the DVD case / spray production process.

                     ***

(c) Ebba Jahn 2019

(c) Ebba Jahn 2019



9/02/2019

New DVD PAPER PAIRS & TROMBONE




DVD Release 1. September 2019

A Limited Edition of ../50, perhaps with 51 - 100 in addition is the plan.
Each cardboard case is individually filled,  sprayed, numbered and signed on the back by Paul Hubweber and Ebba Jahn, who designed it.












The available formats:

1.) DVD-R with mpeg-4 /.mp4  running on computers and in some newer DVD-Players worldwide.


2.) Upon request a DVD-R with mpeg2-DVD format can be sent. It plays on DVD-players with  DVD-R capacity as well, but so far everybody preferred mpeg-4.

The disc-top was thermo-printed which made it a little shiny.




Die Filmbesprechung von Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg ist eingelegt auf deutsch und englisch, der Text auch auf diesem Blog zu finden  >>:

Translation / Übersetzung aus dem Französischen von Beate Blasius, redigiert von Claudia Blasius.


The  review in English by Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg.

Translated from German to English by Ebba Jahn.




The origanl art for this inlay card consists of an encaustic work by Ulrike Hasenburg.







The backside of the card is of use while you are watching the DVD. It helps to follow, whose works are in the picture.






   

Buy a unique DVD via email to Ebba Jahn and receive Paypal invoice and Postbank IBAN,
or use my music shop EJProjects on
Discogs

6/10/2019

Video PAPER PAIRS IN ZETTEL'S TRAUM by Ebba Jahn, 2019, HD, 3'42"

  PAPER PAIRS IN ZETTEL'S TRAUM Video von Ebba Jahn - so kurz wie eine Single ist das Foto-Video von der Paper Pairs Ausstellung in Hans Schneiders Galerie Cafe Zettel's Traum in Leverkusen Opladen - noch bis zum 13.7.2019 in der Altstadtstr. 20 zu sehen.
 

Das Video besteht aus Fotos von überwiegend  Gudrun Arndt, auch Ulrike Hasenburg, und ist während des Duo-Konzertes von Hans Schneider und Paul Hubweber inmitten der Ausstellung entstanden.