RED BRICKS, WHITE BEAMS
16 mm film projection, 5min 53s loop
Cinematographer: Alvar Kõue, Gimbal operator: Jaan Kronberg, 1st AC / Focus puller: Martin Venela, Dolly grip: Alexander Bertil Tarbe, Postproduction: Denis Strahhov
2018

Red Bricks, White Beams unfolds in a lobby of an office building in the Pärnu KEK complex built in 1969. A slow tracking shot carefully studies the materials used in the interior of the building and eventually reveals an indoor balcony lined with two white concrete beams. The camera’s slow and meditative tempo lets the building elements “float” in the everchanging perspective, eventually transforming them into mere geometric shapes. This effect – the blurring between realism and geometric abstraction – is enhanced in the second part of the film once it becomes apparent that the staircase and balcony are suddenly being depicted upside down.

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018

installation view, Narva Art Residency, 2018