Two Skies

Two Skies shows the surfaces of two seas, one at sunrise and the other at sunset. The sea surfaces are mirrored horizontally atop one another, gradually separating. Their mutual horizon breaks down, a new white, artificial horizon appears.

Two Skies disallows any and all shift in perspective and shows two horizons of a gas field, filmed from a drilling platform in the Tampen area in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea at two different times of day: dawn and dusk. A surreal landscape that departs from dimension of terrestrial reality extends across the whole width of the space. The muffled monumental sound, the penetrating blue and the flashing white waves transport the viewer to a place that cannot exist in this way. Two ocean surfaces from ground and sky, strictly separated by a dynamic horizon. Perhaps this horizon is an entrance to other surrounding, to landscapes that lead away from this scenario. Lukas Marxt employs the elements of water and wind here as tools in the production of his picture. Wind power moves the deep blue ocean surfaces that seemingly can become a dangerous vortex within a matter of seconds.

(Lukas Marxt)

Orig. Title
Two Skies
Year
2013
Countries
Austria, Germany
Duration
4 min 28 sec
Director
Lukas Marxt
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Lukas Marxt
Concept & Realization
Lukas Marxt
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264)