Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

FRANZ TREICHLER JOUE DADA_Encounters Shortfilm Festival_Bristol

Switzerland was the National Focus at the Encounters Short Film Festival 2013. Various Swiss film-makers, from a nation which is barely known for its achievements in film, were given centre stage and presented their work in the festival’s programme. The highlight of the Swiss Focus was without doubt the UK premi√®re of Franz Treichler Joue Dada, an original live soundtrack created by the founder of the legendary band The Young Gods, for a programme of avant-garde short films. By re-scoring the work of instigators of the Dada Movement such as Hans Richter and Man Ray as well as filmmakers such as Jean Painlev√©, Martin Arnold and Stan Brakhage, Treichler boldly reinvents a seminal body of work in experimental filmmaking. Exploring the ground-breaking potential of short film and the interactions between cinematic and musical avant-garde, this audiovisual experience provided audiences with the extraordinary opportunity to be exposed to a great example of artistic excellence and innovative flair.