Vtape’s annual market program at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, programmed by Wanda Vanderstoop, is entitled ‘Quantum Coherence.’
‘Coherence’ is generally understood as ‘wholeness’, a correlation over space and time. Atoms vibrating in phase, teams rowing in synchrony in a boat race, choirs singing harmony, troops dancing in exquisite formations, all conform to our ordinary notion of coherence. Quantum coherence implies all that and more. Think of a gathering of consummate musicians playing jazz together (‘quantum jazz’) where every single player is freely improvising from moment to moment and yet keeping in tune and in rhythm with the spontaneity of the whole. It is a special kind of wholeness that maximizes both local freedom and global cohesion. (Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Quantum Phases and Quantum Coherence, ISIS Report, 17/03/04)
Program: BIL’IN by Rehab Nazzal; KEN, TOV, BESEDER, by B.H. Yael; Green Laser by John Greyson; Woodcarver by Ehren BEARwitness Thomas & A Tribe Called Red; A Minimal Difference by Jean Paul Kelly; Punctum & Back by Juana Awad; sum of the parts: what can be named by Deanna Bowen.
Still credit line: A Minimal Difference, Jean Paul Kelly.