Els van Riel

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Film Festival Reports

MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017: FUGUE, A LIGHT’S TRAVELOGUE BY ELS VAN RIEL

By Mónica Delgado

As in Gradual Speed, of of his latest works, the artist and filmmaker Els van Riel explores the diverse mechanisms of light as a physical and optical effect, in its specificity and materiality. In her Fugue, a Light’s Travelogue (Belgium, 2017), presented in Media City Film Festival, she elaborates a proposal of a story of light from its reverse, the phantasmagoric effect of shadows, light games and ghosts that surge from the darkness.

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En español

MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017: FUGUE, A LIGHT’S TRAVELOGUE DE ELS VAN RIEL

Por Mónica Delgado

Como en Gradual Speed, uno de sus anteriores trabajos, la cineasta y artista belga Els van Riel explora los diversos mecanismos de la luz, como efecto físico, óptico, en su especifidad y materialidad. En su Fugue, A Light’s Travelogue (Bélgica, 2017) elabora una propuesta de historia de la luz desde su reverso, en todo caso, desde el efecto de lo fantasmagórico.

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Panorama

PANORAMA: GRADUAL SPEED BY ELS VAN RIEL

by Almudena Escobar López

Gradual Speed explores the relationship between time and light in film by literally stretching the usual speed of 24 frames per second and its exposure in each shot. Starting with a neutral white on screen the images slowly emerge to eventually disappear again into black.

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