WORM Filmhaus, Offscreen #3, Thursday June 2nd, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam, 20.15 uur http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/64226
Michiel van Bakel - ‘Road trip to the Dutch mountains’, HD video, stereo sound, 3:33, 2015 (below excerpt 1:30)
‘Road trip to the Dutch mountains’ by artist Michiel van Bakel (zerp.nl/michiel-van-bakel). The film had it’s world premiere at the Int. Film Festival in Rotterdam and will be shown at Filmhaus WORM this Thursday. The video is a pilgrimage to the site of a Google datacentre that is being built in Northern Netherlands, near windturbines, powerplants and submarine transatlantic communications cables. A slit scan camera, particularly used in panoramic photography, was used as a primitive black and white recording device. It only recorded 50 frames per hour. The result is a mix of harshly realistic and imaginary landscapes that are as rational as they are surrealistic.