Beyond Beach

Video/ englisch, spanisch/ 14 min/ Clara Winter & Miiel Ferráez/ Mexiko 2018 

Full movie at the bottom of the page/ Ganzer Film am Seitenende

Filmausschnitt / Beyond Beach/ 1:15 min

Ein präapokalyptischer, pastelfarbener Tagtraum. Wir sind nicht entspannt, wir sind nicht sorglos, wir sind krankhaft unfähig uns zu sorgen.

A pre-apocalyptic pastel daydream. We aren’t relaxed, we aren’t carefree, we’re pathologically unable to care.

Filmstill/ Beyond Beach

On Beyond Beach:

In the month of January we took advantage of the deal that western society claimed to offer us: the resources to escape from it. We arrived at the end of the world with working camera equipment and rented a hostel fifty metres from the beach. A breathtaking lack of economic horizons. Yet though the exchange rate was in our favour our project did not start out as hoped. There was supposed to be a learning experience. There was supposed to be a cross-cultural romance. There was supposed to be a critical reflection on the implications of global tourism. But when we looked at the footage we had recorded all we found was a record of the effects of a slow disease. Torpor, lethargy, glazing of the eyes, browning of the shoulders and the bridge of the nose. Psychological symptoms included boredom, euphoria, apocalyptic daydreams, the desire to throw oneself into the sea. An unrelenting pastel haze. It became obvious that we had been seeking recovery from western society in some sort of fall-out zone. We began to suspect that we ourselves were contaminating agents. Our effect on the local population was unclear. Even at this realisation we found ourselves unable to panic. We’d thought we were carefree: it turned out we had contracted a pathological inability to care.

text by Megan Marsh

Filmstills/ Beyond Beach

Festivals/ Exhibitions:

Premiere: Short Film Festival Oberhausen, German Competition
Exhibition: „Some Shapes of Things to Come“ vom 26. Mai bis 29. Juli 2018 im Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
Exhibition: Kunstverein Ahlen
Black Cancas festival, Cineteca National, CDMX, Mexico
Filmfest Weiterstadt
Screening at Aeromoto, CDMX, Mexico
DokFest Kassel
Festival del Puerto, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Stuttgarter Film Winter
“Emerging Artists” Program, AG Kurzfilm
Komunales Kino Freiburg (Oberhausen on tour)
Weltecho, Chemnitz (Oberhausen on tour)
Pixfilm Gallery, Toronto (Oberhausen on tour)
Kurzsüchtig Festival Leipzig
Molodist International Filmfestival, Kiev (Emerging Artists)
Medienhaus Hannover (Emerging Artists)
Cinéma Oblo, Lausanne, Schweiz (Emerging Artists)                                       Cinematheque of Macedonia (Emerging Artists)
Festival Finos Filmes, Sao Paulo, Brasilien (Emerging Artists)
FITZ Zentrum für Figurentheater, Stuttgart (Emerging Artists)
Bratislava, Kino inak/a4, Slowakei (Emerging Artists)
Goethe-Institut Thailand (Emerging Artists)
Goethe-Institut Montreal (Emerging Artists)
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (Emerging Artists)
Cork, Festival IndieCork (Emerging Artists)
Goethe Pop Up Seattle (Emerging Artists)
Wladiwostok, Pacific Meridian International Film Festival, Russland
Istanbul, Istanbul Experimental Fim Festival, Türkei (Emerging Artists)
Goethe-Institut Ljubljana (Emerging Artists)
Izmir, Izmir International Short Film Festival, Türkei (Emerging Artists)
Zebra Kino, Konstanz (Emerging Artists)
Kommunales Kino, Kino im Künstlerhaus, Hannover (Emerging Artists)
FICMA, Mexico-City
Serbia (place to be announced) (Emerging Artists)
Festival Cultural “Juan García Esquivel” del IPN, Mexico

FICMA  – mexican short documentary

Installation/ Beyond Beach

Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, „Some Shapes of Things to Come“

videofile/ english subs/ 14min

videofile/ german subs/ 14min

videofile/ french subs/ 14min