Metahaven: „Elektra“

Metahaven: Production sketch for “Elektra”, 2019. Fulldome video with sound

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Metahaven

Elektra

Metahaven’s first work for a planetarium: a cinematic merger of animation and live action that reflects on childhood and the embodiment of the past in the present, a visual essay on nodes and nets.

12 September 2019, 20:00
Artist Talk with Metahaven & Luiza Prado de O. Martins
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

“Every person exists as both an ancestor and a successor.” In “Elektra”, Metahaven create a parable about the planetary dome in which the film will be projected. The dome’s semi-sphere enables a different kind of seeing, because the eye is met by tableaus to roam and dive into. This piece is Metahaven’s first work for a planetarium, and marks a cycle continuing themes from their previous films “Information Skies” and “Hometown”. “Elektra” is a cinematic merger of animation and live action that reflects on childhood and the embodiment of the past in the present, a visual essay on nodes and nets. With specially composed music by Kara-Lis Coverdale.

Script, sound editing: Metahaven
Composer: Kara-Lis Coverdale
Director of photography: Remko Schnorr
Camera assistant: Ralph van de Weijer
Animation: Benedikt “Mad Max” Wöppel
Animation research: Benedikt “Mad Max” Wöppel, Metahaven, Bárbara Acevedo Strange
Sound design, mix: Juan Pablo Thummler, Wave Studios
Color Grading: Remi Lindenhovius, De Lodge Amsterdam
With: Jasmijn Xun Hamans, Valentina Di Mondo
Voice artist: Jasmijn Xun Hamans
Online, post production: De Lodge Amsterdam
Production assistants: Marian Rosa Van Bodegraven, Roman Haefliger, Bárbara Acevedo Strange
Props: Metahaven, Bárbara Acevedo Strange, Roman Haefliger
Caretakers: Djamila Abdalla, Jamie Bouwmeester
Casting: Madelief Blanken, Jut&Jul Casting
Studio: Singelfilm, Amsterdam
Equipment: Camera Rentals
Camalot: Singelfilm
Optics: Sigma Cinema Prime, Angenieux Zoom, Entaniya HAL-250 Fish-Eye recorded on RED Cinema Large Format

Thanks to: Vesper van der Velden, Remke Kruk, Frans Oort, Julia and Yannick Di Mondo, Guido Hamans, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Camera Rentals Amsterdam

A co-production with Planetarium Hamburg

As part of

Logo: Berlin Art Week 2019