GRÜN IN

 
Der Festivaltrailer 2021, GRÜN IN zeigt eine scheinbar naturbelassene Landschaft in satten Grüntönen. Dem auf den ersten Eindruck unberührten Naturidyll mit stetig fließendem Wasserfall, steht jedoch eine digitale Ampelanlage gegenüber. In roter Leuchtschrift ein Countdown, der unermüdlich die Sekunden herunter zählt: Grün in, 3, 2, 1...Diese absurde Szenerie wird durch eine ausschließlich mit digitalen Synthesizern erzeugte Soundebene erweitert: Vermeintlich natürlich anmutende Klänge, dröhnende Bässe und entfernte Maschinengeräusche tragen die statisch gefilmte Szenerie und verdeutlichen das Unbehagen, welches durch den ablaufenden Countdown entsteht.

For the 2021 festival trailer CROSSING EUROPE could win over the Linz-based visual artist Laurien Bachmann (*1992). In her work she deals with topics such as the perception of public space and rural topographies through the medium of film, photography, and installation. For the most part she presents her observations in the form of still or moving images and in doing so often transcends the boundary of fiction and reality. In 2020 she presented her work PERSISTENT DISTURBANCE (PE/CL/AR/AT 2019) at CROSSING EUROPE EXTRACTS. Her video work GRÜN IN shows a seemingly undisturbed natural landscape in lush green. At first glance the idyllic nature looks untouched, complete with a steady stream from a waterfall, and yet there is a digital traffic light across from it. In red letters you see it continuously counting down the seconds: Green in 3, 2, 1 … This absurd scene is expanded by a soundscape that consists entirely of digital synthesizers: sounds that could seem natural, booming bass tones, and far away mechanical noises carry the statically filmed scenery, and underline a sense of unease that is created by the unvarying countdown.

Festivaltrailer 2021
Laurien Bachmann
Österreich 2021
Ton/Sounddesign Sebastian Six