El Mar La Mar (Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki, 2017, 16mm/5K, 94 min.)

Sat 10 Nov '18 - Festival


An exploration of contemporary anthropological cinema and landscape film.

AWL is pleased to announce FIELD RECORDINGS, a three-day event with screenings, talks, listening sessions and an installation here in WORM. Our starting point is the work by multi-disciplinary artist Joshua Bonnetta, who will present a new installation and several of his films and audio pieces in person.

Tracing the acute relationship between humans and landscapes, FIELD RECORDINGS explores the tenor of contemporary landscape films and anthropological cinema including works by Laida Lertxundi, Deborah Stratman, Nina de Vroome, Salomé Lamas, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez.

Landscapes undergo our gaze, as much as they look back. In the works featured in this multi-media event, this affective relationship between humans and landscapes draws closer and draws away. Specifically, FIELD RECORDINGS probes and unpacks the sonic interventions and cinematic silences present in these films and art works.

The programme outlines how human bodies are inscribed upon landscapes, and vice versa: from the earthly exchange between history and presence in Stratmans Optimism (2018) to an unparalleled reading of the desert in Bonnetta and Sniadeckis El Mar La Mar (2018). What these works have in common is that they embrace the complexities of the world we inhabit by reconfiguring anthropological methods: Lamass Eldorado XXI uses duration as a means to identify with the protagonists on a physical level, whereas Lertxundis 025 Sunset Red adopts auto-biographical modes of working to approximate The Basque Country and California.

FIELD RECORDINGS includes conversations and Q&As with Joshua Bonnetta, Hannah Paveck, Kaya Erdinç and Nina de Vroome. The programme is curated and organised by Tim Leyendekker and Sander Hölsgens as part of the AWL series.


**Saturday 10 November – Landscapes portrayed: EL MAR LA MAR**

16:00 18:00 Film programme 2
SILENCE (Pat Collins, 2012, 4K, 97 min.)
introduced by Joshua Bonnetta

18:00 19:00 Break

19:30 19:45 Introduction EL MAR LA MAR
by Sander Hölsgens

19:45 21:15 Film program 3
EL MAR LA MAR (Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki, 2017)

21:15 22:00 Q&A with Joshua Bonnetta