julian percy on Wed, 12 May 2010 16:10:17 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> 1,2,3 whiteout SCREENING 16/05/10 NK Berlin

SCREENING 16/05/10 19 uhr
1,2,3 whiteout

@ NK
Elsenstr. 52/
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin NeukÃlln 

In a future present, VÃronique finds herself employed by an inventor who has dedicated himself to the cause of a âpositiveâ darkness. He is working to counter the tide of a bright, diffuse, and technologically oriented time as represented in the film by manmade light.

Through a series of experiments with the inventor, VÃronique learns to re-integrate the blinding light of the present back into relation with its opposite, darkness. Her brother Alix (a government operative) and his team attempt to thwart the process. As the story develops, the film expands from the acted scenes into a lyrical universe composed of archive, filmed, and found sound and image.

>>>>>From the outset, my involvement with film and video has developed with the belief that sound and image continue to be a fertile pair, still yielding dynamic forms and functions. The idea for 1, 2, 3, Whiteout (my first feature) came from an image âseedâ shot in Kiel, Germany from back in 1999. Since that time, I have collected sounds and images whenever I have traveled in different countries, be it the Gobi desert or New York City. This ongoing relationship and nourishing of that âseedâ image enabled a deepening of the central idea of this film through an interaction with the world. This is also perhaps why 1,2,3, Whiteout is nearly half composed of shots without acted scenes.
The script for the film evolved from experiments cutting the shots and sounds one next to another. In addition, the process of collaborating with excellent sound artists, crew, and actors (who were shown the various rushes) all expanded this personal vision in unexpected and dynamic ways. I am indebted to Elise Pierre and to Richard Harrison whose sound experiments fed the process from its inception and also to Lou Castel whose uncompromising and defiant ideas of cinema penetrated the live-action scenes.
James June Schneider


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2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin NeukÃlln


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