Volatile

Volatile

Volatile, Marie-Pierre Bonniol (Germany, 2019, 9’47”) | Request access to the video

Synopsis

‘Volatile’ ist a short experimental movie edited around the fake synthetic music, done with the voice only, of Stine Janvin and her track ‘Glitch’. The film is made with images collected over a year on the idea of volatile, a term which covers in French both the volatility in chemistry and everything which flies, blow or is related to the air. Building an abstract narrative which mixes natural and artificial elements as the music of Stine Janvin does, ‘Volatile’ is also a contemporary portrait of cities landscapes in their tension between nature and urbanization.

“Playful, montaging images of flight, Volatile is visually quick-witted and constantly in motion, as its electronic sounds created with the voice rise to a frantic and unnerving pitch.”

— Rhea Storr, programme notes for Potent grounds, fantastic skies, Alchemy Festival, 2021.

Credits

Volatile (Germany, 2019, 9’47”)

Film by Marie-Pierre Bonniol (images, editing), additional images by Etienne Arras

Music: GLITCH by Stine Janvin, extract of Fake Synthetic Music, PAN, PAN 84, 2018

A production of Studio Walter, Berlin, 2019

Official selections

2021 Das Film Fest / Oregon State International Film Fest, Oregon, USA

2021 Alchemy Film & Arts festival, Hawick, UK

2021 Coal City Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2020 Soberanía Audiovisual festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Screenings

2021 Short Nights of Berlin / Kino Central Mitte, Berlin, Germany

2020 Offenes Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

2019 Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland (with Bohren & der Club of Gore, premiere screening)

2019 Semaine du Bizarre / Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil, France (preview)

Press

2019 A99re9at, Bern, Switzerland (interview in German)

Distribution

Studio Walter, Berlin, Germany – mpb@studiowalter.com

Still image: Volatile, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, 2019 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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