Sea of Vapors

Meer der Dünste
Sea of Vapors

Sea of Vapors

A cascade of images cut frame by frame flow into an allegory of the lunar cycle.

  • Length: 15 mins
  • Year: 2014

Sounding Glass

Sounding Glass

Sounding Glass

A man in a forest is subject to a flood of impressions; rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection.

  • Length: 10 mins
  • Year: 2011

Way Fare

Way Fare

Way Fare

A layered tone poem of found images and woven soundscapes renders a shifting psychogram; a nomadic passage across spaces in and out of time.

  • Length: 6:30 mins
  • Year: 2009

False Friends

Falsche Freunde
False Friends

False Friends

A montage of mid-century found footage: mysterious strands are obsessively braided to create a poetic reflection about an anxious interplay of memory and projection.

  • Length: 4:50 mins
  • Year: 2007

Remote Intimacy

Ferne Intimität
Remote Intimancy

Remote Intimacy

Stream of consciousness with fictitious and found stories and a personal reference.

  • Length: 14:30 mins
  • Year: 2007/2008

Memories

Erinnerungen
Memories

Memories

A woman grows up during the bubble economy in Japan. Why did her parents never speak about the past? Using a box full of photos found in her family archive, the filmmaker tries to construct one version of a family history.

  • Lenght: 19 mins
  • Year: 2004

Born in Tokyo Sylvia Schedelbauer first moved to Berlin in 1993, where she has been based since. She studied at the University of Arts Berlin (with Katharina Sieverding). Her films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage.

Selected screenings: the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the London Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar and the Stan Brakhage Symposium. Awards inlcude the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film.

Sylvia Schedelbauer
  • Email: mail(at)sylviaschedelbauer.com