The Short List: DIS
Metrograph and DIS present The Short List, a collection of short films and TV episodes from the 2021 Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva, curated by DIS and Andrea Bellini. These three films distort familiar genres—court TV, documentary, PBS drama—to interrupt our human-centered narratives and explore not only how history happened, but how “history” is made up, and in service of what or whom.
BYRON & SHELLEY: ILLUMINATI DETECTIVES (Leah Hennessey & Emily Allan, 35 minutes) Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley are imagined as sex-crazed, drug- addled undercover agents of a secret society.
EVERYTHING BUT THE WORLD (DIS, 37 minutes)
A TV pilot for a multi-genre docu-sci-fi series, which departs from the premise of a nature show by turning the camera onto nature’s least natural invention: us.
PENUMBRA (Hannah Black, Juliana Huxtable & And Or Forever, 33 minutes)
An animal, all animals, on trial for crimes including “being disgusting,” in a dream- like confrontation between being and the law.
Co-presented with DIS and Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève