With Matter out of Place, as usual in Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s films, we are confronted with something impressive, something magnetically wonderful. With something that, however, with its images studied down to the smallest detail, gives us a closer look at a problem that is more urgent than ever. At the Viennale 2022.
There is a special world that is told in Washed Ashore. This, in fact, is the world of fishermen, of cemetery keepers, of Buddhist monks, of homeless people, of soldiers used to gather for their exercises far from residential areas. A world where many cultures come together with dozens of different stories. Stories and people who, however, have something great in common: the Danube.
With Earth, Geyrhalter picks up on a discourse he had already begun in 2016 with Homo Sapiens (also presented at the Berlinale), staging the human/environment combination and closely analysing the consequences it can bring.