by Karø GOLDT
2002 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00

mir mig men

The cockpit of a fighter jet and its full-equiped pilots are visible as if through frozen fog. Portions of the greenish ocher of the jet and the uniforms stand out partially and blurred against the predominating frigid whiteness. A dull roaring and cracking on the soundtrack underlines the threatening and eerie effect of these vague impressions.

Photographs taken by Karo Goldt during an air show were used in the production of mir mig men. These moments, frozen, in time, digitally manipulated and animated, resulting in a «photo film» create a broad film of associations for innumerable scenarios involving war and other catastrophes. It suggests looking through a frosty window at faded relics of destruction which is both frightening and absurd, one's perpective completely unrelated to time. The scene's stifling atmospheric density is the direct result of these experiments on the edge of visibility.

The intention of this new joint project by photo and video artist Karo Goldt and the duo rashim (Yasmina Haddad and Gina Hell), which was preceded by a number of abstract works, was to produce a video using figurative material and based on traditional dramatic models. This disturbing work supplies proof that, with reduction and efficiently used means, the results can surpass commonly seen sensationalistic effects in intensity and vividness.
(Norbert Plaffenbichler)


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 21,00 €