Subtitle: Year: 2020 Length: 00:19:52 Categories: Film / TV / Video, Video Art, video installation, experimental film, experimental film
Project type: Diplom
A trace of regularly ordered mounds of earth. In the twilight a dump truck is being loaded. A thick veil of mist hangs over the tops of the trees. Dark earth is excavated, loaded and transported off the scenery. In Dark Matter (2020), via the situative arrangement of different picture elements a visual friction surface is created, which is shaped by the figurations of a post-apocalyptic landscape. The images are determined by the processes of extracting raw materials. Without the mineral resources from the numerous diamond and gold mines in the so-called Russian Federation subject Yakutia, the Soviet Union would never have been able to exist until the 1990s. Technology and ideology go hand in hand and leave their mark. Military and economic efforts to secure power are inscribed in this landscape. The extraction of raw materials and the exploitation of nature show their planned economic and geopolitical consequences, which make up the character of the “subjects of the Federation”. Their designation as “subjects” was introduced in the USSR in order to equip and administer different categories of territorial units with different degrees of autonomy. Technological progress and ideological utopias constitute a processual and changeful network of relationships between subject definition and state apparatus.
Regie und Konzept: Viktor Brim Bildgestaltung: David Schittek Ton: Danila Lipatov Sound Effekte: Joel Jaffe Audio Postproduktion: Judith Nordbrock Colour Grading: Fabiana Cardalda Produktion: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Viktor Brim Förderung: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Prof. Matthias Müller, Daniel Burkhardt, Prof. Mischa Kuball, Prof. Frank Döhmann
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück 2020 (22.04.2020 - 26.04.2020) dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim Faxen (documentary, 2018, 00:08:06) by Lisa Domin-Alouane ASCONA (documentary, 2019, 00:15:00) by Julius Dommer
06.11.2020 - 08.11.2020
36. Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg 2020 (06.11.2020 - 08.11.2020) Euphrat (documentary, 2020, 00:03:39) by Jelena Ilic dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim
KFFK Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2020 (18.11.2020 - 22.11.2020) Diaries of Confinement (animation film, 2020, 00:43:00) by Milan Haupt by Hojin Lee by Bela Usabaev by Lenia Friedrich by Caterina Ruzzante Frogs at Midnight (animation film, 2020, 00:02:30) by Lenia Friedrich dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim Berzah (feature film, 2019, 00:25:45) by Deren Ercenk The Ghosts We Left at Home (feature film, 2019, 00:20:36) by Laura Emma Hansen by Faris RJ Stilles Leben (feature film, 2020, 00:22:46) by Anna Ansone
29.01.2021 - 06.02.2021
Festival International du Court-Métrage, Clermont-Ferrand 2021 (29.01.2021 - 06.02.2021) dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim Stilles Leben (feature film, 2020, 00:22:46) by Anna Ansone
21.05.2021 - 06.06.2021
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2021 (21.05.2021 - 06.06.2021) dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim Lychen 92 (feature film, 2020, 00:30:00) by Florian Brückner by Constanze Klaue
Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Januar 2021 (28.01.2021) dark matter (experimental film, 2020, 00:19:52) by Viktor Brim Winter Colours (animation film, 2020, 00:09:20) by Adrianna Wieczorek