Movie: Wild Car + meeting with a director
WILD CAR is a 75minute film shot in the winter of 2019 from an improvised rail vehicle, the Wild Car. The footage, captured on iPhone 7 follows narrow-gauge railway tracks across Europe from the rail-side houses of Kent in England to the north of Denmark and to the south of Sardinia (via Poland) and joins it together in a single mesmeric journey. The viewer is taken across what seems to be an impossibly empty and almost imaginary landscape. This is Europe in bardo – suspended in its own atmospheres. It is a trauerarbeit, a work of mourning made in the year of Brexit, that both laments and celebrates the scale and weight of Europe in the detail of its small geographies.
Graeme Miller is an artist, composer and performance maker working internationally in stages, galleries and sites. His works include A Girl Skipping (1990), Linked (2003-) Beheld (2006-) Bassline (2004,2009) On Air (2012-) and Counterpointer (2017).
Screening is part of the exhibition The Happy Death of Images. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the director and the exhibition curators Bruno Humberto and Franek Ammer.
(subtitles in ENG & PL, meeting in ENG only)