The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Athabasca

Sweden | 2019 | 13 min
- Without dialogue
Cinematography: Philippe Léonard
Editing: Omar Elhamy
Sound: Michel Wenzer
Director: Philippe Léonard, Michel Wenzer
Categories :
FIFA Experimental
 

Synopsis

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North American Premiere
An audiovisual poem floating through an apocalyptic landscape devoured by boreal wildfires and the ruthless exploitation of fossil fuels. Recorded at the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada during the wildfires in 2016.

Directors

Philippe Léonard

Disciple of light and time traveler, Philippe Léonard explores the spaces in-betweens, the optical unconscious and the spectral dimension of spaces. Crafting his images using celluloid, analog video and high definition digital technologies, he strives to create a unique hybrid visual matter. His work has been shown in festivals, museums and galleries in Canada, Europe, Asia and the US. He’s been conceiving projections for live concerts with collaborators such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cirque du Soleil and Cigarettes After Sex. He is an active member of the Montreal-based experimental film collective Double Negative.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Athabasca (2019) ; La Montagne (2019) ; [T] (2015) ; Roundtrip (2014) ; I Was Here (2012) ; Perceptual Subjectivity (2009)

Michel Wenzer

Critically acclaimed director and composer Michel Wenzer made his debut with the short Three Poems by Spoon Jackson (2003) a short that laid the foundation to his award-winning feature documentary At Night I Fly (2011). At Night I Fly’s intimate documentation of life time prisoners at New Folsom Prison shows the artistic and human journey these men take, as well as the need that fuels it and the beauty and pain encountered along the way. The film was awarded the Swedish Film Awards Guldbagge in 2012.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Athabasca (2019) ; At Night I Fly (2011) ; Poems by Spoon Jackson (2003)

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