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Kerstin Schroedinger, Bernien Mareike

Rainbow's Gravity

Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 32:50 | Allemagne | 2014

Rainbow's Gravity is a cinematic study on the Agfacolor-Neu colour film stock made in Nazi Germany. Along its three layers of emulsion, the film digs deep into the escapist colourised landscape of this time and asks for the material requirements, retentions and ideological continuities of the Agfacolor palette. The film sequences, projected in the former production line, dismantle not only themselves, but also our view accustomed to historicise. Those scenes aim to visualise what the colour does not show. The film tries to realise, not only how it had been - in the darkrooms of the Agfa film factory - but also how it can be possible at all to face this reality today within film, in images and movements without a final or even conciliatory view of the past

Mareike Bernien (Berlin) and Kerstin Schroedinger (London / Zurich) working in collaboration since 2006 in joint film, exhibition and text projects. In their work they seek to critically interrogate image productions and to produce and reproduce images as material of thought. They work with film, radio play, music and text with a historiographical practice, questioning the means of production, historical continuities and ideological certainties of representation. They are interested in an experimental and critical approach to media formats, with an implicit entanglement of content and form.