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Alexis Destoop's film "KAIROS" (w/music by Oren Ambarchi & Stephen O’Malley) Screening @ Flagey festival, Brussels 16th Oct

Posted: Oct 4, 2012

Alexis Destoop's film "KAIROS" (w/music by Oren Ambarchi & Stephen O’Malley) Screening @ Flagey festival, Brussels 16th Oct

Tuesday October 16th, Flagey, Studio 5, 20:15


2012 – 35’45” – English spoken
(Dutch / French subtitles)

A film by Alexis Destoop
Story by Aaron Schuster
Music by Oren Ambarchi & Stephen O’Malley
In the aftermath of the Great Temporal Catastrophe, an apocalyptic event that brought an end to linear time, the company CTF (Collective Time Flow) developed a technology to extract crude time and process it into a quantifiable commodity, reinstating a new era of human history and civilization.

We follow Larry Church, an unruly worker for CTF, stationed in an outpost at the edge of the Zone, the uncharted territories prone to temporal disturbances. and the repository of raw time reserves. Transgressing his mission order, in a attempt to garner some raw time for himself, he takes his chances and ventures beyond the grid. The film is a “dérive”,  a layered journey, that lets us take a glimpse into a world where time itself has become a coveted and dangerous, if merely fabulated, commodity.

Investigating the “infrastructure” of the landscape of the Australian Arid Zone, focusing on an area stigmatized by recent human intervention,  the film re-signifies it by means of a science fiction narrative about time, which resonates indirectly with Australia’s colonial history & the omnipresence of the mining industry. 

Concluding a research around the archetypical outback landscape & its concealed histories, the film draws on a documentary approach by making use of the existing locations, structures & objects as “readymades” for a science fiction story. 

The film is a revised and finalized version, which was presented at the 18th Biennale of Sydney.  It will be introduced & contextualized by Alexis Destoop. 

Produced by An Archer A Weaver, with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
Co-produced by Buda Arts Center, Broken Hill Arts Exchange , Studio National Le Fresnoy, Vooruit
Presented in association with Flagey and City Sonics.

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