The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

BENEFIT AUCTION | TRAIT D'UNION                         BID ON BYDEALERS                     ONLINE CATALOG 

Echoes of the Invisible

United States | 2020 | 104 min
English | Subtitles in English
Editing: Steve Elkins
Cinematographer: Steve Elkins
Producer: Jan Cieslikiewicz, Scott Cronan
Director: Steve Elkins
Categories :
FIFA Competition


This film is available online HERE

World Premiere -

A poetic meditation on the vital importance of stillness and silence in the digital age, told from the perspective of scientists, journalists, monks and artists brave enough to venture into Earth’s most extreme environments where reservoirs of silence still exist. This film weaves together a multitude of journeys across the globe. A blind man runs alone from the lowest point of the Western hemisphere to the highest mountain in the United States. A photographer attempts to capture the oldest living beings on Earth. A journalist travels 21,000 miles to retrace the path of our ancestors as they discovered the planet. Astronomers and physicians try to see into the deepest stretches of time...


Steve Elkins

Private investigator, "Venetian" gondolier, writer and composer, Steve Elkins' photography, music and documentary filmmaking has been presented in over 20 countries via television, radio, film festivals, universities and art galleries, including a permanent exhibition of his work with Western Arrernte Aborigines at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Elkins also serves as a film production mentor for at-risk youth in southern California public schools, through the Youth Cinema Project founded by Edward James Olmos.

His previous feature, "The Reach Of Resonance" (2010) juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians who use music to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Among them are Miya Masaoka using music to interact with insects and plants; Jon Rose, utilizing a violin bow to turn fences into musical instruments in conflict zones ranging from the Australian outback to Palestine; John Luther Adams translating the geophysical phenomena of Alaska into music; and Bob Ostertag, who explores global socio-political issues through processes as diverse as transcribing a riot into a string quartet, and creating live cinema with garbage.

By contrasting the creative paths of these artists, and an unexpected connection between them by the world renowned Kronos Quartet, the film explores music not as a form of entertainment, career, or even self-expression, but as a tool to develop more deeply meaningful relationships with people and the complexities of the world they live in.

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Filmography | The Reach of Resonance

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