2022, DE/AT, 4K Video, colour, stereo, 22 min
That year there was no summer. The grain stayed in the ground. Supposedly, the grain grew in a big brick building that year. This film revolves in a labyrinthine structure around the idea and architecture of the "ever normal granary", a grain store that balances supply and demand and that stands for security due to its constant stocks.
But the so-called normality of the granary begins to falter, the grain disappears. In this film, Marlies Pöschl contrasts the automated processes of the granary with a choreography developed by the choreographer Amelia Eisen and referring to Robin W. Kimmerer's book "Braiding Sweetgrass". This essay film explores issues of food security, botany, food speculation, logistics and indigenous ecological perspectives.
Director, screenplay, editor, production:Marlies Pöschl
This film shows excerpts from the performance "Elevation" (2021)
Choreography: Amelia Eisen (in collaboration with Mike Planz and Kirill Berezovski)
Protagonists/Dancers: Amelia Eisen and Mike Planz
Voiceover: Bianca Ludewig and Helmuth Wienerroither
Director of Photography: Martin Paret
Second camera, sound recording: Marlies Pöschl
Light design: Fabian Martin Anger
Colour design: Caroline Bobek
Sound design and composition: Ursula Winterauer
Set assistance: Ramona Renner