Capturing the horizon
A set of experimental films: Captive Horizon + Transitions + Silica + Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off) (English friendly)
directed by Lukas Marxt, Austria 2015, 14'
- Captive Horizon walks the thin line between truth and illusion. For this, it uses Lukas Marxt's favourite motifs – uninhabited, yet man-shaped landscapes. The filming plays with perceptual habits to create original stories.
- directed by Aurèle Ferrier, Switzerland 2017, 13'
- In this work, Ferrier explores traces of human civilization, taking viewers on a journey from the middle of the desert to Las Vegas – the world’s centre of hedonism. During this short journey between the two extremes, however, we will not see any people, just their traces.
- directed by Pia Borg, Australia/United Kingdom 2017, 23'
- Shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, this work is about a town near an opal mine in Southern Australia. By combining analogue film with microscope shots and animation, Silica blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is imagined.
Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)
- directed by Lukas Marxt, Austria 2018, 14'
- Imperial Valley is an agricultural region in California, where crops are only possible thanks to large-scale irrigation systems, and where the soil still contains pollution from military tests carried out in the region in the 1940s. The monocultural-ness of industrial crops on desert-like lands provokes the threat of environmental and ecological disaster. Lukas Marxt films the valley using a drone – the landscape, although created by man, appears to be a hostile place to which people certainly do not belong.