Tarpaulins

essay film, 78 min.
Vienna, Los Angeles, 2017
in completion

companions: Nora Sweeney, Behrouz Rae,
Sonja Bertucci, Andy Rector, Ben Neufeld

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– Do you think they're beautiful?
– I guess, some of them.
Why? You wanna talk about beauty?
– No, I just wanna know what they are.

show synopsis

Tarpaulins approaches the process of tent fumigation against termites in Los Angeles. The installation process, the workers' methods, and the social and symbolic meaning of the termites are depicted alongside the colorful tents as sculptural objects. Through associative and essayistic notes, poetic and documentary fragments, form and function are questioned in the space between microscopic infestation and macroscopic urban Los Angeles.

Tarpaulins

Essayfilm, 78 min.
Wien, Los Angeles, 2017
in Fertigstellung

GefährtInnen: Nora Sweeney, Behrouz Rae,
Sonja Bertucci, Andy Rector, Ben Neufeld