Oscillating between aesthetic and documentary forms, KALTES TAL describes the daily business of a strip mine harvesting lime. The material removed is processed and returned to nature through forest liming. This measure attempts to counteract acid rain that troubles the forest floor. A cycle like a Mobius strip – an irreversible consequence due to the mining materials in order to restore the fragile natural balance. Lime dust delicately dusts the forest floor. A white, spherical alternative world opens, questioning our ambivalent relationship to nature.
JOHANNES KRELL was born in 1982. After studying Cinematography and Audiovisual Media he worked as a freelance camera man, editor and sound designer. Since 2014, he is a post-graduate student at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His films include: the shorts ROOM ONE (2009), STATION (2010), A CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (2011), STILL LIFE (2014), and KALTES TAL (2016).
FLORIAN FISCHER was born in 1981. He studied Communication Design and Pictorial Sciences. His films include: STILL LIFE (2014) and KALTES TAL (2016).photos © Rosenpictures