Les Urbaines – 2010

Carlos Casas, Hunters Since the Beginning of Time (Sibérie), (c) 2010, 1h27
8-19 décembre 2010

Live à la Salle de Spectacles de Renens, 5 décembre 2010 dès 19h
Horaires des projections : me-ve à 17h et 18h30, sa à 15h et 16h30, di15h et 16h30

Le long des côtes de la Mer de Bering, une communauté de chasseurs de baleine lutte pour sa survie. Dans un rapport millénaire aux ressources alimentaires disponibles, son quotidien prend place dans l’un des environnements les plus hostiles de la planète. Suivant les traces des chasseurs de baleines dans les plaines de la Sibérie, impressionnant biome terrestre qui s’étend le long des côtes subpolaires, Carlos Casas réalise un film qui documente les conditions extrêmes et fascinantes qui caractérisent le quotidien dans cette écorégion aux confins du monde. Présentation d’une version inédite live, une projection vidéo accompagnée d’un live act de Carlos Casas et Ottaven. Les deux artistes improvisent une composition qui accompagne et dramatise la narration minimale, accentuant l’aspect immersif des images.

Along the coast of the Bering Sea a community of whale hunters are struggling to survive keeping alive a millenary tradition. Surviving one of the most extreme environments of the planet. Following in the footsteps of whale hunters in remote Siberia, an impressive terrestrial biome that stretches along the sub-polar coast, Carlos Casas directed a film documenting the extreme and fascinating conditions that characterize daily life in this eco-region at the ends of the Earth. An unreleased version is presented at Espace TILT: a video projection accompanied by a live act by Carlos Casas and Ottaven. Both artists improvise a composition that accompanies and accentuates the narrative and immersive aspects of the images.

Carlos Casas is a filmmaker and visual artist. His work is a cross between documentary film, cinema, and contemporary visual and sound arts. His last three films have been awarded in festivals around the world from Torino, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City and some of his video works have been presented in collective and personal exhibitions. In 2001 he started a trilogy of work dedicated to the most extreme environments on the planet, Patagonia, Aral sea, and Siberia. He is currently working on a film about a cemetery of elephants on the borders between India and Nepal.

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