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Deserts & Backbones
Schiffe aus Sand

a film on mediated realities
formats available: digibeta, beta-sp, mini-dv, vhs

produced by kanonmedia.com
vienna / croatia / switzerland 2003

interviews & camera work
alexandra reill & heather winter
vocals & song lyrics
joy uche
soundtrack
beesh
editing & concept
alexandra reill

DESERTS & BACKBONES is a documentary researching
the question whether there is a will beyond human will, beyond rational will ... using the method of interviewing in combination with the formal language of audiovisual mixing for the dramaturgical juxtaposition of peoples’ outlooks on life
either defined by such imaginations as fate and religion or by self-determination and autonomy ...

hoping to inspire the viewer to find own perspectives and to enhance the presence of a consciousness towards modern life where feets are kept on the ground, where hearts do not get lost in the diversity of fictitious realities, where basic matters are perceived as crucial ones ... whether it is about hunger and wealth or about isolation and empathy ...

blurring lights creating fluid anquors in a world of fast pace and rigid norms ... stones and grains of sand turning into vast oceans of water ... filling empty glasses ... smelling of fragrant sensuality – in a world having lost its warm smell.

 

 

DESERTS & BACKBONES
a film on mediated realities

 

humans positioning themselves in urban deserts and entertainment worlds ... they talk about feelings of emptiness, disorientation and helplessness which overcome them in the middle of performance-oriented organizations of life.

an african girl talking about lifestyles in the context of abundances as much as redundances, about the meaning of religion in the context of poverty and consumerism, about the meaning of emotions in the context of isolation and communities, exchange and communication ...
a girl talking about love and life ...

a physicist talking about the
relationship of order and chaos,
energetic resolutions and genetic
diversities, entropic emptiness and
the need to compete, conquer and
win a civilization has knowing about
the fictitious character of media
realities, a civilization knowing that
over-information and the equalizing
of value systems produce indifference, a civilization knowing that it has become redundant itself and fighting extinction ...

associative hearing and seeing, associative perception of dramaturgic contents, of the traces and paths possibly leading to the formation of sensuous ideas, anquors and manifestations ...

   

alexandra reill / heather winter
alexandra reill / heather winter

alexandra reill / heather winter

alexandra reill / heather winter
 
DESERTS & BACKBONES has been produced with the kind support of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna.
 
DB screenings
--- bsa /group of media experts / vie / a / 09
--- underdog film festival / vie / a / 07
--- nairobi retour / project space / vienna / a / 06
--- economy class / nairobi / 06
--- HTU cinestudio / vie / a / 05
--- kforumvienna / vie / a / 04
--- berlinale / media efm stand / berlin / d / 04
--- berlinale / efm / berlin / d / 04
--- arena dreiraum sommerfestival / vie / a / 10
--- state gallery gradec / zagreb / croa / 04
--- humanistische plattform / vie / a / 03
--- ST|A|R: azW / muqua / vie / a / 03
--- 25 j. medienwerkstatt / vie / a / 03
--- to.be.continued / vie / a / 03
DB features

--- vidgrids / int / 12
--- online standard / vie / a / 09
--- print standard / vie / a / 09
--- puls4 / vie / a / 09
--- kalender.esel.at / vie / a / 09
--- bsa / vie / 09
--- nettime online / int / 09
--- rhizome / nyc / us / 07
--- friday arts net / i / 07
--- htu cinestudio / vie / a / 05
--- ST|A|R / vie / a / 03
--- get to attack / vie / a / 03
--- medienwerkstatt / vie / a / 03
--- humanistische plattform / vie / a / 03

 
     
     
     

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