Balthasar

The Wave

Directed by Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vermeire | 20’, 16:9, colour, mono, 2012
In "The Wave" the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) opens and closes itself. In 2011 Katrien Vermeire and Sarah Vanagt placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand. The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal truth.
Credits

Video / 16:9 / 20' / 2012

Spanish spoken, with English subtitles

 

CAMERA: Katrien Vermeire
EDITING: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
SOUND DESIGN: Larry Sider, Gary Sanctuary
PRODUCTION MANAGER IN SPAIN: Lore Colaert
MOTION DESIGN: Elias Heuninck
ANIMATION AND ADDITIONAL MOTION DESIGN: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
SOUND MIX: Andrew Stirk
MIXING STUDIO: The Project
COLOUR GRADING: Sébastien Koeppel 

MASTERING: Stempel / Paul Millot

PRODUCERS: Sarah Vanagt and Katrien Vermeire – Balthasar
CO-PRODUCERS Olivier Burlet, Sébastien Andres, Inneke Van Waeyenberghe – Michigan Film

WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Flanders Audiovisual Fund - VAF, Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Vooruit, Ghent, Transat Video, Caen (France)

Distribution: www.argosarts.org


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