Loading Pit

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Loading Pit

Lukas Marxt
A/D, 2019
Shorts, 10min, eOF

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Loading Pit

Lukas Marxt
A/D, 2019
Shorts, 10min, eOF

Wed
30
Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
Screenplay: 
Lukas Marxt
Sound: 
Lukas Marxt
Camera: 
Lukas Marxt
Editor: 
Lukas Marxt

Production: 
Lukas Marxt
World Sales: 
Argos
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Increasingly, innovative artists are asking us to imagine and appreciate scales of time and space that are beyond a single human life – even beyond the entire human species on earth. Marxt delves into the mindboggling paradox of an apparently modest loading pit in an American wilderness, designed for nuclear weapons; how could such a banal construction contain or control the energies associated with it? Dehumanising via computer the voices that recite from the pages of some old military manual and progressively blackening the space outlining the pit, this film dares us to face a dark infinity. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Lukas Marxt.