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Bläue (Blueness)

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Synopsis

Juxtaposing images of the production sites of the pharmaceutical-chemical industry with speculations on the historical, social, and material conditions of Cyanotype photography, in this piece artist Kerstin Schroedinger probes into the (gendered) politics of materiality and the (violent) historicities of its form.
The film follows a figure that proceeds through the stages of exposing and developing a Cyanotype. They revisit sites in Seveso, Italy, and Basel, Switzerland that both relate directly to the history of Prussian Blue, a blue synthetic dye.
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Forum Expanded Exhibition - "A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself" - Group exhibition at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
48 mins
Format
Video
Director
Kerstin Schroedinger
Producer
Kerstin Schroedinger
Director of Photography
Andreas Voß, Andrea Thal, Oliver Husain
Music
Wibke Tiarks
Created with the Support of
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2017 (UK); North East Photography Network, Newcastle (UK); Goethe Institut (UK); Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck (AT); Images Festival Toronto 2017 (CA)

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Last updated 6th February 2018

Production Company

UK, Germany coproduction

Funded through Arts Council England (UK)

Kerstin Schroedinger
krstnschrdngr@gmail.com
https://schroedinger.blackblogs.org