International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

20e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 1-10 octobre 2022


October 9th, 2022 - 4 pm
Maison du Mexique - Cité universitaire
9c, Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris


Warren's Rhapsody
Jelena Juangco Balberona
Philippines / 2022 / 0:05:02
Two rabbits explore a place they used to frequent. As they go on, one of them explores their emotions that've been left untouched; the reason why they left. Things get messy, and sounds get louder.



The Trace of the Box – Technicalized Good People
Moojin Brothers
Republic of Korea / 2022 / 0:06:30

Moojin Brothers focuses on various beings that have eternal life with technicalized images. The plants and TV screens in Nam June Paik’s TV Garden (1974) maintain their current images without dying, rotting, or breaking down through the behind-the-scene maintenance and technological replacement. The chickens, virtually released in TV Garden by artists, are also isolated from other living species or external changes, and live forever free from evolution, reproduction, creation and decomposition. It seems to symbolize a future utopia in which the ecosystem is won over and maintained by technology. The chickens may be real like the plants in TV Garden or virtual images as the images on the TV screens. The only clear thing is that they are easily replaced by cloning technology or safely preserved with mechanical equipment. In this kind of world, humans remain as “good people” who do not need to consume chickens or cage them for breeding. By borrowing the voice of artificial intelligence in the video, the artists ask humans who accept a technicalized life without any resistance if such an immortal life is what they really want to manifest with technology.



White Light
Manasak Khlongchainan
Thailand / 2021 / 0:09:30

A Spirit are searching the White light, It believe, there is a heaven place waiting. But it face an angel instead.



Andrius Žemaitis
Lithuania / 2021 / 0:39:00

This is a story about an orphan girl Alizava and her unfamiliar father, whose soul inhabits various things. In an abandoned mansion a childish ritual commences, erasing the line between the living and the dead. A silent dialogue between the girl and her father summons others. Who are they?



Shadow Codex
Saara Ekström
Finland / 2021 / 0:12:31

Shadow Codex is a study on the abandoned facilities of Turku County Prison (1835–2007), and documents the layers of messages drawn, scratched and burned on the cell walls. The markings are pathways to the shadow world, to the darkness of an individual’s psyche, and expose a maladjusted underbelly which a society simultaneously both generates and hides. The 8mm film becomes the codex of a collapsed civilization and at the same time evidence of a forbidden zone in the centre of the city. The flow of images is punctuated by John Cage’s (1912–1992) composition “Perilous Night”, which has been described as a journey to the nocturnal side of the soul.

Useless Opera Singers
Pablo Serret de Ena
Denmark / 2021 / 0:28:37

An unknown force pushes a man to a place of extraordinary characteristics in the high Arctic. In its limits, is where he may find the answer. Between an introspective adventure and the poetry of the absurd.