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UNDR • WHAT FOG? • Shokouk: A Cosmicomedy in Four Acts

Saturday 9 March, 17:30

Run Time

70 mins
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A fog clears, revealing new forms of camouflage. From endless desert to outer space, cameras and landscapes reflect each other as vessels for ambiguous and volatile imaginaries playing out beyond our control.

Directors Felix Kalmenson and Philip Widmann will be present for a Q&A after this screening.

UNDR

A helicopter sweeps the desert, surveying a land at once ancient and modern, natural and built. Farmers work their fields, children play and bells sound a call to prayer. Dynamite ruptures the earth. UNDR is a poignant found-footage essay film about an otherworldly landscape charged with history and potential that has become an eerie site of surveillance and incursion.

Director

Countries

Year

2023

Premiere

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Flavia Mazzarino

Duration

14 mins

Production company

Flavia Mazzarino

Sound design

Attila Faravelli

Editor

Yannig Willmann

WHAT FOG?

A fog clears, revealing new forms of camouflage. Techniques for its dispersal aim to restore perception of space – yet it does not disappear, it changes location. Inspired by a triumphalist statement from the West German Federal Railway, WHAT FOG? apprehends ideals of unobstructed vision and boundless locomotion as forms of unreliable technological determinism.

Director

Country

Year

2024

Premiere

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Philip Widmann

Duration

29 mins

Distribution (Worldwide)

Light Cone

Shokouk: A Cosmicomedy in Four Acts

Shokouk: A Cosmicomedy in Four Acts

A vertiginous odyssey of transhistorical vignettes exploring infrastructures of space travel and the cosmic imaginary. Documenting interstellar machinations connecting 12th century Persia to a fictional Chinese company ‘Skybridge Unlimited’, Shokouk traces an anachronistic loop of historical facts and archival fabulations to question the violence and sublimity implied through conquests of the outer wilds.

Directors

Countries

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Languages

Chinese English Kazakh Russian Uzbek

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Felix Kalmenson

Duration

17 mins

Podcast

Q&A with Felix Kalmenson & Philip Widmann