Fixing a Hole

By trying to fix a hole to stop our mind from wandering on the other side…
"Fixing a Hole" uses my own lunar films mixed with an experimental electronic music composition including NASA lunar sound recordings.

  • Pierre Ajavon
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Full HD - 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 27, 2023
    Nominee
  • Tabriz Cinema Awards
    Tabriz
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    April 6, 2023
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT AWARD
  • Experimental Brasil
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    March 19, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Golden Wheat Awards
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    March 4, 2023
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL AWARD WINNER
  • Close Film Festival
    Tabriz
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    February 19, 2023
    Best Experimental Award winner
  • Wide Open Experimental Film Festival (W.O.E.F.F.)
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    April 22, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Make Art Not Fear
    Porto
    Portugal
    October 20, 2022
    Best Poetry Short Award
  • Videotitlán Festival de Video Latinoamericano
    Lima
    Peru
    November 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Mientras tanto CINE SUBTE
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
    October 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Metropolis Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    June 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    June 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • London Movie Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    April 14, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    Napoli
    Italy
    February 28, 2022
    Best Video Poetry Award
  • Reykjavik Independent Film Festival
    Reykjavik
    Iceland
    February 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Balkan Can Kino
    Athens
    Greece
    February 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Hummingbird International Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    November 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FIVAC SPMAV - Festival International de Videoarte
    Pelotas
    Brazil
    November 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • accordi @ DISACCORDI - International Short Film Festival
    Napoli
    Italy
    November 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 1st Kerala Short Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    November 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Antimatter [Media Art)
    Victoria
    Canada
    October 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Experimental Superstars festival
    Novi Sad
    Serbia
    September 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sphere Digital, World Cinema Carnival
    Calcutta
    India
    April 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
    Kosice
    Slovakia
    May 16, 2021
    Finalist
  • Split Video Art Festival
    Split
    Croatia
    May 20, 2021
    Award Winner
  • London International Monthly Film Festival, London
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 29, 2021
    Finalist
  • CairoTronica "Data Fiction"
    Cairo
    Egypt
    April 24, 2021
    FInalist
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    February 5, 2021
    Finalist
  • 9th International Video Poetry Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    March 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Empty Space Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    January 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Tamil Nadu
    India
    January 10, 2021
    Award Winner
  • International Moving Film Festival
    Arvand Free Zone, Khouzestan
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    December 30, 2020
    Finalist
  • Veracruz World Film Festival
    Veracruz
    Mexico
    December 11, 2020
    Mexican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • PLAY Semana de Videoarte
    Corrientes
    Argentina
    November 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival 2020
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Wild Out Video Festival
    Tapei
    Taiwan
    October 9, 2020
    Official Selction
  • 24 International video festival VIDEOMEDEJA
    Novi Sad
    Serbia
    October 9, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 9th Athens International Digital Film Festival (AIDFF)
    Athens
    Greece
    August 29, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Mosaic World Film Festival
    Rockford
    United States
    September 16, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 4e Festival ECRÃ
    Rio
    Brazil
    August 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • International Kansk Video Festival
    Kank
    Russian Federation
    August 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Unknown Festival
    Yekaterinburg
    Russian Federation
    June 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Euro Fest / EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ​FILM FESTIVAL
    St Pertersburg
    Russian Federation
    June 17, 2020
    Award Winner
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    Creston
    Canada
    September 16, 2020
    Award Winner
  • ALC VideoArt Festival
    Alicante
    Spain
    May 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Arte Lanzarote and Fuerteventura 2020
    Lanzarote / Fuerteventura
    Spain
    June 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • III Muestra de Video Arte Faenza
    Bogota
    Colombia
    May 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    April 23, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    March 5, 2020
    Portugal Premiere
    Finalist
  • Spectral Film Festival
    Stevens Point
    United States
    April 2, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Cosmic Rays
    Chapel Hill
    United States
    March 5, 2020
    USA Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 33 Stuttgarter FilmWinter
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    January 17, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Perspective 2020
    Gimpo
    Korea, Republic of
    January 3, 2020
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    December 28, 2019
    Award Winner
  • Visual Arts Scotland / Royal Scottish Academy
    Edimburgh
    United Kingdom
    December 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • V Festival Video nodoCCS
    Barcelona
    Spain
    December 14, 2019
    3rd Award
  • Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground - 2
    Quilmes
    France
    December 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Video Art Forum
    Dammam
    Saudi Arabia
    October 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground - 1
    Tigre
    Argentina
    October 6, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Wrong - The Digital Art Biennale - Epicentre
    Valencia
    Spain
    November 1, 2019
    Official Selaction
  • 23rd International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA
    Novi Sad
    Serbia
    August 13, 2019
  • Cinetoro Experimental Film Festival
    Toro
    Colombia
    October 29, 2019
    South America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Girona Film Festival
    Girona
    Spain
    September 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • New Wave Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    China
    September 6, 2019
    Asian Premiere
  • Kinolikbez
    St Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    July 4, 2019
Director Biography - Pierre Ajavon

Born in Paris on 1 May 1966 // lives & works in Paris - France
- Sound engineer (accredited training center Steinberg)
- Composer & Musician (member of SACEM and SACD)
- Master in Sociology
- Thesis : The psychedelic movement and its infuence on contemporary culture - Paris X-Nanterre
- License // Ethnomusicology and Sociology - Paris X-Nanterre
- Bi-Deug // Sociology - Psychology - Paris X-Nanterre

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Director Statement

Born in 66' in Paris, Pierre Ajavon is a visual artist, composer & musician. 
He lives in Paris (France) and exhibits internationally. 
After sociology studies focused on psychedelic culture, 
he embarked on a long musical journey as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. 
He moved into video art when he saw the possibility of bringing the sound and moving image together. 
Pierre Ajavon specialized in researching sound visualizing via Pop imagery. 
Mixing electronic music, psychedelic rock and field recording for his musical research. 
Intending to “film sound” and transform it into pictures, his approach strive to hinge his musical thought on postmodern visual aesthetics which draw its references both on psychoanalysis (dream and subconscious) and the surrealist, psychedelia and pop-art artistic movements. 
Pierre Ajavon produced many experimental short films which he filmed, edited, and designed the music production, widely distributed internationally (Royal Scottish Academy-Scotland, Madatac-Spain, Museum of Modern Art-Brasil, Cairotronica-Egypt, Over the Real-Italy, Athens Digital Arts Festival-Greece, Image Play-Portugal, Pereira Art Museum-Colombia...).
He speaks his language of sounds and images that is understood without translation into words. 
In a synesthesical approach, pictures, colors and sound showed what the aesthetic perception could create. 
The last 5 years he has participated in many art exhibitions and festivals throughout Europe, America & Asia. 
“Creating sound scenery connected to filmed aesthetics is the cornerstone of my artistic research”