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Infrastructures, 2014, DCP /video projection, Dolby Surround 5.1 (no dialogues), 23 min., edition: 5 + 1AP

Infrastructures involves a journey through a landscape of infrastructures that are common to an everyday reality of routine. Yet here we find these environments are deserted. This allows attention to focus instead on the design and spatial arrangements of the objects, we find the features of these landscapes – which would not usually bear noticing – become centrally present.
The film involves a series of seven tracking shots. A steady flow of objects in various contrived arrangements passes by the eye. The sound design incorporates the subtle noises given off by these ready-to-use sites devoid of users. Produced in Dolby Surround, the soundtrack both evokes the physical experience of the location and creates a dialogue with these structured spaces and the arrangement and design of the objects therein.

"A pensive and serene vision that challenges the audience to consider and reevaluate not just the structure of film,
but also the world in which we live."

                         (Jury Statement 2016 Slamdance Film Festival — Grand Jury Award — Best Experimental Short)

A film by Aurèle Ferrier — Sound design and foley artist: Peter Bräker — Steadicam shots: Bergsteinn Björgulfsson — Image post-production: Noë Marti — On-site assitance: Anna Hilti, Esther Mathis, Stephanie Hess, Andreas Mueller, Katherine Patino Miranda, Ari Björn Ólafsson, Sigurður Þórarinsson, Ida Emilie Sabro Jensen, Sandra Lang, Bettina Diel, Christoph Oeschger Sarah Kaur, Dalia Huerto Cano, Lixin Bao, James Meyhew, Verena Faisst — Mentoring: Alex Arteaga, Laura Arici, Jörg Huber, Ulrich Görlich — Third eyes: Anna Hilti, Esther Mathis, Andreas Mueller, Robert Steinberger — Support by: Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen, Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Erna und Curt Burgauer Stiftung, Georges und Jenny Bloch Stiftung, Mediendienst Kath. Kirche Zürich, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Steo Stiftung

— Peter Bräker, sound designer and foly artist (selection): Aloys (2016, T. Nölle), Cure (2014, A. Štaka), Yalom's Cure (2014, S. Gisiger), Mary Mary Queen of Scots (2013, Th. Imbach), Bird’s Nest - Herzog & De Meuron in China (2008, Ch. Schaub), Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002, P. Mettler)
— Bergsteinn Björgulfsson, cinematographer and steadicam operator (selection): Of Horses and Men (2013), Julia (2014), The Deep (2012), Black's Game (2012), Dreamland (2009), Reykjavik Rotterdam (2008), Parents (2007), Jar City (2006)
— Noé Marti, video and post-production specialist for (selection): Zilla Leutenegger (video art), Karim Patwa (film), Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, Schweizer Fernsehen, Prof. for AfterEffects/Animation (HSL, ZHDK), Condor Films

Technical details for presentation
— Single-channel-HDV-installation, Full-HD projection, horizontal line min. 3.5m, 5.1 Dolby Surround
— DCP data for cinema sreening (16:9 colour, 5.1 Dolby Surround)



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