20,000 Days on Earth, Amour fou, Ana Arabia, Asta Upset, Beautiful Youth, Blue Ruin, Boyhood, Charlie’s Country, Clouds of Sils Maria, Deep Love, Dracula 3D, Enemy, Force majeure, Free Fall, Goodbye to Language, Hard to Be a God, I’m Not Him, Journey to the West, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Leviathan, L for Leisure, Manakamana, Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy, Mercuriales, Misunderstood, Moebius, My Seven Places, Oilfields Mines Hurricanes, Peter Gabriel: Back to Front, Pierrot Lunaire, Refugiado, Serious Ladies, Still the Water, Story of My Death, Super Duper Alice Cooper, That Lovely Girl, The Dance of Reality, The Double, The French Minister, The Great Night, The Last of the Unjust, The Missing Picture, The Police Officer’s Wife, The Sound of Spying, The Wind Rises, The Wonders, To Kill a Man, Tracks, Violet, We Are the Best!, Wild Tales, Winter Sleep
Kristof Gerega, Rúnar Lund, Mortiz Altenried, Hanne Bohmhammel
An absurd journey that, unlike the typical road movie, does not lead to building the main character’s identity but to its deconstruction. This poetic experiment – the screenplay was inspired by the structure of a song by John Cage that is to be played over the course of centuries on an Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) – was written by dozens of individual artists from the Schuldenberg Foundation collective. Salpa, with his beard in a rubber band, drives his car through an incomprehensible but alluring world. Moving through monochromatic, minimalistic landscapes, he gets increasingly further from the Icelandic glacier from where he set out, and he is delighted by a story he hears about a flock of birds that froze in the air and fell to the ground. His goal is to reach Halberstadt, where Cage’s work, to be played over the course of 639 years, continues. We get to experience Salpa’s story, drifting, as he himself is, among images and sounds, freed from the rigors of a plot, from the relationship between cause and effect.
Information about director
(1987) studied art at the Dusseldorf Art Academy and philosophy and literature at Humboldt University in Berlin from 2007 until 2013. His complex artistic practice includes video and film, performances, texts and installations. Since 2012 he is a member of the Schuldenberg Foundation, a collective that makes movies and other multimedia projects. Oilfields Mines Hurricanes is his first feature film and part of the collective project The Salpa-Tales. Altenried lives and works in Berlin and London.
2014 Oilfields Mines Hurricanes
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