Desert Bloom (2016)

Next to gambling, Las Vegas primarily brought electricity and light into the darkness of the Nevadan desert. Together with German composer Christina Kubisch, Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger have made audible what usually stays unrecognized for our ears : the electromagnetic fields related to the neon-signs, light emissons and LED thunderstorms alongside the famous Strip (the Main Street of Las Vegas). By using extensions for our limited senses, Kutin|Kindlinger deliver a film built on different but existing sites of this urban reality. It is a symphony of electric smog that resounds, while the light seems to have flowed out of the images and is sometimes only visible as abstract spots and lines, pulsating & pumping. A compositional precise and intense arrangement of images of alternating current (Strombilder).


Screenings (selection) :
Reheat Festival – Nickelsdorf / 2016
VIS – Vienna Independent Short Film-Festival / 2016
FNC – Festival au nouveau cinéma / Montreal / 2016
DV – Destroy Vancouver / 2016
CFFF – Clermont Ferrand Film Festival / 2017
WRO – Biennale of media Art / Wroclaw / 2017
Sonic Somatic Festival – Florence / 2017

Awards :
Best newcomer award / VIS – Wien
Special Jury Mention / FNC – Montreal

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Staff :
concept & arrangement & camera : Kutin|Kindlinger
electromagnetic recordings supervision : Christina Kubisch
camera operator & edit assistance : Johannes Gierlinger
production assistance : Alina Sklenicka
colors : Andi Winter
support : Land Steiermark, Land Salzburg, SKE Fonds, Stadt Wien, BKA

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