Year: 2017 Length: 00:22:00 Categories: Film / TV / Video, experimental film, documentary
Project type: 1. Projekt
An orange crane trolley moves slowly forwards and backwards, its movement accompanied by an ascending mechanical sound. Shadow casts of vapour from a cooling tower rise up on a mountain slagheap. A freight locomotive travels slowly to a marshalling yard and uncouples its wagons. Serious Apparitions shows six tabloids from the current industrial landscape in the Ruhr area. Through the static cadence of the images, the gaze follows the small movements or processes that take place slowly and become visible only after closer inspection. The photographic pictures are to be considered as a sequence. They constitute a certain period of time of which each motif, detached from the others, depicts a limited section of its own. However, the compositions, arranged in a central perspective and symmetrically arranged, point to a larger spatial connection. The effect of the images is enhanced by an evenly distributed urban sound atmosphere.
Idee und Realisation: Viktor Brim Grading: Simon Baucks
Prof. Frank Döhmann
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.