Bernd Behr : Soft Ground, Hard Light

2017-05-02 / 2017-06-30 Workshop < Tabakalera < San Sebastián < Gipuzkoa
Bernd Behr : Soft Ground, Hard Light

A site-specific project that explores the Arditurri mines east of Donostia through the entanglement of their historical mediation with novel computational imaging processes employed in the field of digital archaeology, folding representations of the mine into technologies of image mining. This will involve research into the history of the site, above and below ground, through its imbrication in a wider cultural and political context, including previous representations on film in the Basque Film Archive.

In parallel to this cultural petrography, I plan to bring a number of novel imaging processes to the site in order to stage an encounter between the cultural memory of this site of industrial geology and its digital, para-photographic depiction.

This forms part of my ongoing interest in finding new ways of deconstructing the format of the essay film into non-linear forms, and builds on my research into the reciprocity between film and architecture in the interrogation of history.