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Nov, 2016

Screening of Ana Bilankov’s “New Town Future Film” in Berlin

Ana Bilankov | NEW TOWN FUTURE FILM

Screening: Sunday, 20.11.2016, 7 pm

Set amidst the postindustrial landscape of New York City, the experimental video “New Town

Future Film” (2015, 18:30 min.) evokes traveling through time and space. Water, moving ships,

cranes, men at work, garbage, industrial architecture, a highway in the background, the American

flag, darkness, light, beauty - these images evoke the existence of a hybrid non-place

located somewhere between a utopian and dystopian vision of the future.

The complex sound in the background mixes poetic language of film and radio fragments thus

creating an abstract, parallel narrative. The video also touches upon issues of memory, trauma

and loss, jumping back and forth between the future and the past, trying to build a fragile reality

of the present.

Inspired by Robert Smithson’s “Proposal for a Monument at Antarctica“.

The film production was funded and supported by: Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department;

HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Center; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York; Film/Video Studio

Program, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, US.

http://www.anabilankov.com

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