The absurd wealth of typical tourist photos that can be found online allows for new forms of archaeology. A frame-by-frame reconstruction of generic behaviour. Although the animation of photos can never become a surrogate for the restoration of ancient ruins, it does reveal all sorts of patterns and references.
The other films shown within where were we
The Stability of the SystemSasha Litvintseva, Isabel Mallet IFFR 2017 17′
Haunted by Italo Calvino’s books and the land art of Robert Smithson, this audiovisual trip takes us through the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote.
Tempo of Tomorrow RevisitedJosh Gibson, Annie Gibson IFFR 2017 14′
In 1958, shortly before the communist revolution, a tourist film was made to promote Cuba. In 2014 the filmmakers revisited the same locations.
RemoteEva Giolo IFFR 2017 24′
The film transports to a landscape of silence and solitude, alone with the wind, eyes burnt by the light. A place that turns harshness into tenderness.
Burning Mountains That Spew FlameSamuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón IFFR 2017 14′
Immersing the viewer in the darkest corridors deep in the earth, this film suggests all sorts of underground activities, from the political to the mythical.