10/04/2013

premiere: Lunar Storm on 35mm

Lunar Storm
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If you are at Kontraste, in Austria next week ,(*.*), come and join me for the world premiere of my first video on 35mm: 'Lunar Storm'. 
The projection will take place on October the 12th, as a 10 meter high projection in Klangenraum, an old church, as part of the Vertical Cinema project.
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About Vertical Cinema:
"For the Vertical Cinema project we ‘abandoned’ traditional cinema formats, opting instead for cinematic experiments that are designed for projection in a tall, narrow space. It is not an invitation to leave cinemas – which have been radically transformed over the past decade according to the diktat of the commercial film market – but a provocation to expand the image onto a new axis. This project re-thinks the actual projection space and returns it to the filmmakers. It proposes a future for filmmaking rather than a pessimistic debate over the alleged death of film.
Vertical Cinema is a series of ten newly commissioned large-scale, site-specific works by internationally renowned experimental filmmakers and audiovisual artists, which will be presented on 35mm and projected vertically with a custom-built projector in vertical cinemascope."

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About Lunar Storm:
The Moon’s face seems static. Though he orbits the earth every 27.3 days, phasing parts of its appearance invisible during this rotation, he is always (visibly or invisibly) staring at us with his familiar expression. The Moon is the best known celestial body in the sky and the only one, besides the Earth, that humans have ever set foot on.
The Seas of the Moon (Lunar Maria), not made of water but of lava dust and impact craters, appear motionless to the naked eye. Here, lava dust forms a thick blanket of less reflective, disintegrated micro particles. But on a rare occasion, beyond the gorges of these Maria, and only when the lunar terminator passes (the division between the dark and the light side of the moon) a mysterious glow appears. This obscure phenomenon, also known as lunar horizon glow, is hardly ever seen from Earth. 

Beyond the gorges of the lunar mare, the Moon is covered with lunar dust, a remnant of lunar rock. Obliterated and smashed by meteoric impacts and bombarded by interstellar, charged atomic particles, the molecules of these broken rocks possess dangling bonds and unsatisfied electric connections. 
During dawn, when the first sunlight is about to hit the Moon, the energy inherent to solar ultraviolet and X-ray radiation knocks the electrons out of the unstable lunar dust. While during dusk (lunar sunset) an opposite process takes place. These electrostatic changes cause lunar storms right on the lunar terminator, that levitate this dust into the otherwise static exosphere of the Moon and which results into ‘glowing dust fountains’

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Lunar Storm will premier during Kontraste and is commissioned by Sonic Acts in collaboration with @Österreichisches Österreichisches Filmmuseum, filmtechniek BV & @ESA ESA - European Space Agency. 


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Vertical Cinema



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