The White Field


2022, FR/AT, 16mm transferred to HD,  colour, 3.1 sound, 13 min


Credits


"The White Field" is a dialogue, it circumscribes the site of an encounter: between the filmmaker and a woman who has chosen to live without technology because it makes her sick. 76-year-old Jill constructs her habitat, the "white field", anew every day. The electrosensitive woman lives in her white Ford at an altitude of 1,400 m in the French Vercors Massif, 40 minutes away from the nearest village.
In lengthy journeys, she runs her daily errands, visits her friends and sometimes spends hours looking for places where she feels no electromagnetic radiation.

Shot on 16 mm with a wind-up Beaulieu camera, this essay film seeks to establish a recording process that does not create an electromagnetic field. It thereby translates the sensitivity of its protagonist into an artistic form and aesthetically traces the force fields in this life story.

Based solely on foley sounds which were only recorded afterwards, the soundtrack, achieves a hyper-realistic and at the same time artificial atmosphere, making Denton's mode of perception palpable.




Credits

Director, screenplay, editor, production: Marlies Pöschl
With:
Jill Denton
And: Sophie Leenhardt, Dominique Rohaert, Éric Chevillard, Françoise Chevillard
Choir: Die Cantat
Choir direction:
Monique Cieren
Voiceover:
Marlies Pöschl
Sound design: Florian Kindlinger
Composition:
Peter Kutin
Translation: Oliver Michael Walker
Technical advice: Viktoria Schmid
Laboratory:
Andec Berlin





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Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
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Contact

Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
kontakt@marliespoeschl.net
www.marliespoeschl.net

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.


Copyright
all images © their authors. The art work of Marlies Pöschl and the images of work shown on this website are subject to copyright. The copyright of all the work remains with the artist.


The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Association for Moving Image, Art and Media
www.goldenpixelcoop.com
marlies.poeschl@goldenpixelcoop.com