December 8th DTK
LOOK CLOSELY AT THE MOUNTAINS
Five films examining the interface between poetry, technology, natural and man-made events and surfaces in landscape and cityscape.
Fog Line Larry Gottheim (US / 1970/ 16mm / 11mins)
The fog lifts on a scene. For an attentive viewer the mental fog could also lift. It doesn’t go from white to full clarity. It just shows a piece of time, a section of a process in the landscape and in the mind of the viewer.
Studies Of Clouds Over The Pacfic Ocean Makie Satake (JAP / 2018 / digital/ 10mins)Images of clouds taken by meteorologist researchers in 1965. Looking down? Or looking up? The existence of the universal clouds that go back and forth between the past and the present.
China Not China Richard Tuohy (AUS / 2018 / 16mm / 14mins)
Multiple exposures of street scenes distort space and place creating a fluid sense of impermanence and transition, of two states somewhere between China and not China.
Tåke Inger Lise Hansen (NOR / 2018 / DCP / 15mins)
Tåke observes the spectacle of fog through several different film- and video formats. The film explores the behaviour of Super-8 and 16mm film alongside digital video against a visual obstacle. The imagery is recorded on location in Oslo, Azores, Beijing and Newfoundland.
Olhe Bem As Montanhas (Look Closely At The Mountains) Ana Vaz ( BRAZIL/ FR / 2018 / digital / 31mins/
Ana Vaz draws parallels between the Minas Gerais region in Brazil and the very distant Nord-Pas-de-Calais in northern France, both marked by over three centuries of mining. Poetry takes precedence over any activist or environmental discourse, yet we are never disconnected from the political; in Brazil, eroded mountains plague its inhabitants with deadly landslides, the mountains become the receptacles of a ghostly memory. In France, mining waste stacks become mountains and reservoirs of biodiversity, where the threshold between nature and technology becomes indiscernible.