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Johannes krell, florian fischer
Kaltes Tal
Video, Experimental documen | 4k | color | 11'56'' | Germany | 2016
Oscillating between aesthetic and documentary forms, the short film “Kaltes Tal” describes the daily business of a strip mine harvesting lime. The material removed is processed and returned to nature through forest liming. This measure attempts to counteract acid rain that troubles the forest floor. A cycle like a Mobius strip – an irreversible consequence due to the mining materials in order to restore the fragile natural balance. Lime dust delicately dusts the forest floor. A white, spherical alternative world opens, questioning our ambivalent relationship to nature.
Johannes KRELL was born in Halle an der Saale, Germany. After studying Philosophy and Art History at the MLU Halle, he was educated in Audiovisual Media in Berlin. He made various short films. His films have been screened at ASFF York and FIVA Buenos Aires, and he won the Jury Prize at the Emergeandsee Media-Arts Festival Berlin for A Cloud of Unknowing (2011). After studying, Krell became a freelance photographer, editor and sound designer.