ILOX

In a barely noticeable way, vertical strips with shades of red move intermittently to the rhythmically snapping and crackling soundtrack by rashim (Yasmina Haddad and Gina Hell). The at times vague shadow of a twig appears through the strips of color. The work uses this radical reduction to create an enormous amount of tension. To achieve this result, Karø Goldt animated over two thousand digitally manipulated photographs of a leafless plant with red berries called ILOX.The influence of Color Field painters such as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt on the filmmaker is obvious, whose work in this medium followed her involvement with painting and photography.

Although the sound and images were produced independently, the three artists successfully created a harmonic end result by employing lyric minimalism in both mediums. Karø Goldt and rashim have provided proof that consistently structured abstraction can be more gripping than any thriller.

(Norbert Pfaffenbichler)

Orig. Title
ILOX
Year
2001
Countries
Austria, Germany
Duration
3 min
Director
Karø Goldt
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
ILOX (Image)
Credits
Director
Karø Goldt
Sound
Rashim
Available Formats
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2001
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films
2002
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival
Tokyo - Image Forum Festival
Barcelona - Sonar Int. Festival of Advanced Music
2003
Barcelona - Sonar Int. Festival of Advanced Music
2004
Tampere - Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI
Barcelona - Sonar Int. Festival of Advanced Music
Pesaro - Film Festival