FROM THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOONAnimation movie, projected on 3 screens, 13:21, 2017
Director: Radenko Milak; Assistant Director: Vaso Milak; Music: Gael Rakotondrabe; Editor: Robin Plessy; Sound mixer: Laurent Herniaux; Writers: Radenko Milak, Christopher Yggdre; Sound Producer: Gaël Rakotondrabe; Production: L’Agence à Paris (animation movie, projected on 3 screens, 13:21, 2017)
For University of Disaster exhibition, Radenko Milak also created an animation film directly on paper, in black and white, with an original soundtrack by Gaël Rakotondrabe, entitled, From the Far Side of the Moon. If the quadriptych can be tied to 365 – Image of Time, the film can be seen in the light of his very long-term project, Endless Movie, begun four years ago. From The Far Side of the Moon, literally places us in movement in a succession of sequences where all linear narration disappears, replaced by a chaotic narration within which the darkening over to black becomes the metaphor for what cannot be seen, because un-representable, in other words, beyond our human measure, our imagination.
From The Far Side of the Moon is a film that plays with the symbolic perceptions of opposites, opposed and reconciled – the masculine and the feminine, the moon and the sun, the light and the dark, absence and presence, the far and the close – and brings us back to this mysterious couple, desire and disaster, that we could resume with a chiasm: desire for disaster and disaster of desire. The film can be seen as the metaphor for a voyage of memory, one that would go from a catastrophe to another, these never appearing in a literal sense, but more often suggested or metaphorical.
At the 57th Venice Biennale for the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Pavillion, the film was shown in a dark room with a central screen and two lateral screens.
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