The torn horizon
The Torn Horizon
HD-Video, 16:9, 17:32 min.
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Wind tunnels are laboratories in which realities are created. They not only provide an environment in which to study the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic characteristics of objects but also serve as mirrors of political, economic, and military power relations and as spaces of knowledge production. Measuring the velocity, movement, and resistance of the wind and air is interpreted and transmitted as a male success story of scientific progress. Luise Schröder’s essay film The Torn Horizon looks at this myth from the perspective of six women whose counter-narratives interrupt the linear course of historical development. The wind tunnel thus becomes a poetic-aesthetic space that makes the forgotten and invisible stories tangible and examines them for their utopian potential. The power of coherence is a matter of perspective…
Research Focus Transdisciplinarity
A contribution to the "Allmende of the Research Films"
Florian Dombois & Christoph Oeschger,
Zurich Academy of Visual Arts, Switzerland