LOST

Karø Goldt has created her own genre; she calls it "photo film". LOST is a further work in this genre, in which she has worked continuously since 1999. As is easy to guess from the reference, the starting materials for her cinematic works are exclusively photos, which the graduate of Friedl Kubelka´s School for Artistic Photography in Vienna naturally took herself. Whereby her earlier videos were highly abstract, in LOST the artist moves into new terrain: various motifs - for example, a beach or a kissing couple - appear from behind a veil of transparent stripes. Karø Goldt shot these images while on diverse trips (La Gomera, Sicily, Frankfurt) in the mid-1990s. The black-and-white photographs are covered over with a thick vertical stroke, the colouring and extent of which changes constantly.

As with most of her photo films, also this film has a congenial soundtrack from the Duo "rashim" (Yasmina Haddad, Gina Hell). The dry, repetitive rhythmic patterns prevent the video from slipping into kitsch invoked by the emotionally charged pictorial content and powerful, warm colours. The video relates strong feelings and at the same time their loss and fleetingness. In this very personal work, Karø Goldt shows a great deal of courage: the openly romantic meets lyrical symbolism. LOST is a love film. Simple, beautiful, and moving.

(Norbert Pfaffenbichler)


Lost is a rendition of an emotion´s transience.
Colour, motif, and soundtrack complement one another to make up a story about "losing", either oneself or someone else, simultaneously.

(K.G.)

Orig. Title
LOST
Year
2004 - 2004
Countries
Austria, Germany
Duration
5 min
Director
Karø Goldt
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
LOST (Image)
LOST (Image)
LOST (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)
2004
Weimar - back-up festival. new media in film
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival
La Rochelle Int. Filmfestival
2005
Wien - Tricky Women / Animationsfilmfestival