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Scratch Projection / December 1, 2020

ATELIER 105: RALF'S COLORS

In the presence of Lukas Marxt

"'We can’t use the same light, we have to use completely new keys with completely new light and even these can be found to a limited extent,' says Ralf at one point. The schizophrenic man’s words accompany much of this experimental portrait by Lukas Marxt, layered over footage of Lanzarote, where the protagonist lives in seclusion. (...) Stasis in motion, ongoing but frozen, a painting in time, Rousseau and Tarkovsky, a thought that takes shape in the process of thinking. (...) As if asleep, but more awake than ever, we look at the world, Ralf’s world, in which children are 'built' and lives are 'written,' a 'half-fantasy' and a 'new life' in which the weather is 'recomputed,' like in a movie. Cinematographic madness and a precise portrait of a human being, dancing in the wind of Lanzarote, in the night, in the stroboscopic flickering of a streetlamp, in a completely new light."
- Alejandro Bachmann

Lukas Marxt is an artist and filmmaker of Austrian origin who lives and works between Cologne and Graz. His visual research focuses on the dialogue between human and geological existence and man's impact on nature, and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, while his films - all distributed by Light Cone - have been shown at numerous festivals in Europe and North America. His latest film - Ralfs Farben (Ralf's Colors) was shown for the first time at the Locarno Film Festival and received the New Alchemists Award (Main Film) and the Experimentation Award (MUBI) at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal. Light Cone, who supported the production of the film through its post-production residency Atelier 105, is pleased to present the French premiere of the film in the presence of the filmmaker.

ATELIR 105: RALF'S COLORS

Tuesday December 01, 2020, 20:30



RALFS FARBEN
RALF'S COLORS
by Lukas MARXT
2019 / DCP / color / sound / 74' 00

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