top of page

Time under Arrest: Archival and Experimental films in BISFF



这七部作品不但在尊重档案媒介特性基础上对其进行创造性使用(Lukas Marxt, Rob Carter)的同时,也在采用不同的方式创造着图像档案,如将城市景观归档(Frank Fang),将歌声归档(Pathompon Mont Tesprateep),将色情直播间归档(Daniel Jacoby),或者直接探讨档案带来的时间悬置感(Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller)和档案的封存和解冻(Wency Zhang, Huang Yue)——这些影片代表着BISFF近几年来在关注档案和实验电影领域的关键方向。


In order to participate ARKIPEL's theme: CATCH-22, we have carefully selected seven films works from the BISFF catalogues. These works not only creatively apply image archives by following their media characteristics (Lukas Marxt, Rob Carter), but also create image archives, from archiving urban ruins (Frank Fang), archiving singing voices (Pathompon Mont Tesprateep), to archiving sex cams rooms (Daniel Jacoby ), also directly explore the sense of time suspension brought by archives (Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller) and the freezing and unfreezing of archives (Wency Zhang, Huang Yue) - these films also represent key directions of BISFF's focus on the field of archival films in recent years. The hovering and stillness of the image archives in time, its state and tension may approach infinitely the hovering sense of the subjectivity, the inability to advance or retreat or a kind of dilemma. Sleeping on this spiritual suspension after the "still moment" created by the epidemic may bring us more enlightening and practical thoughts.

Film List


Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller


Darkly Negative Prints

Frank Fang


Chinese Mandarin|2022

The Visitors|访客

Rob Carter



Pathompon Mont Tesprateep


A Letter From Huami|2069 花咪来信

Wency Zhang, Huang Yue

China, United States|2020

English, Chinese Mandarin|00:24:48

No One Cried|无人哭泣

Daniel Jacoby

Netherlands, Germany|2021


Imperial Irrigation|帝国水利

Lukas Marxt

Germany, Austria|2020



🎥 2022年11月28日 19:00

📍 Forum Lenteng

Jl. H. Shibi Gg. H. Masan No.69, RT.3/RW.2, Srengseng Sawah, Kec. Jagakarsa, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12640


2013 年成立以来,Arkipel“雅加达国际纪录与实验电影节”致力于关注非产业的全球电影创作。Arkipel 不仅关注电影所关注的社会和政治问题,也非常关心电影这种媒介的不断演变。Arkipel 的策展人在文本中会概述对这些现象的理解,这些发生在印尼和全球的现象也反过来影响着 Arkipel 每年主题的决策。Arkipel 每年都会向全世界电影人开放征片。从征集的数千部电影中,Arkipel 密切观察各个地区电影人所关注的趋势。Arkipel 坚信电影节应该是不同文化背景的人们相逢的盛会, 电影节应该倍加珍惜各地电影文化的多样性,也希望该单元的影片能够激发当代电影发展的重要讨论。

About Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival

Since its first existence in 2013, Arkipel - Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival has always sought to interpret various global phenomenon framed in film medium that produced outside of industrial cinema. In reading those phenomenon, Arkipel does not only focus on contemporary social and political issues, but also sees the development of cinema as a medium of art that continues to evolve with the changing times. The readings of these phenomenon are outlined in curatorial writing formulated by various Arkipel curators. This phenomenon, which occurs in both the local and global domains, also influences the decision of the major themes that Arkipel carries every year.

Every year, Arkipel conducts film submissions that are open for filmmakers from all over the world. From thousands of films that are submitted, Arkipel tries to interpret the tendency towards what is the concern of filmmakers from various regions. Arkipel believes that film festival is a meeting between various people who have different cultural backgrounds to celebrate the diversity of cinema cultures that exist throughout the world, so we hope this program will be able to trigger a critical discourse on the development of contemporary cinema in the alternative territory.


bottom of page