Documentaries

Tectonics

Peter Bo Rappmund
USA, Mexico 2012
60min
V'12

A refreshing antidote to the burgeoning genre of films that focus on illegal immigration and cross-border violence, Peter Bo Rappmund’s experimental portrait of the U.S.-Mexico boundary surveys this wide swath of land’s physical qualities and metaphysical quandaries with an artist’s gaze. The structure of TECTONICS is dictated by the border itself, as Rappmund incrementally moves from the Gulf of Mexico bordering Texas, to the Pacific Ocean and California, capturing wide vistas of the American West, the Rio Grande, the monuments and memorials to (personal) histories, and, naturally, the fences and walls that have been escalating since the Bush Presidency.

Rappmund’s unique process involves shooting photos with a DSLR camera, usually one frame per second, then animating the images in post-production. Over his voiceover-less images, Rappmund lays a soundtrack that fills in the missing human presence, and decon-structs the sociopsychological image of the border in American society: though everyone has a view of the border, its reality remains unseen. (Mark Peranson)

In the presence of Peter Bo Rappmund.

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