Absence of Light

You can measure the light but you can’t measure the dark. In duality we see one as the opposite of the other. Yet darkness is the absence of light. And an absence is not a measurable thing. It simply does not exist. Light protects us from our fundamental fear of the dark. But remember where there is light, there must be shadow. We live in a technological era where our dependence on energy is greater than ever before. It became an irreplaceable commodity. So one question arises quickly. What's left to do if the sun pulls the plug on you? The answer lies within the perception of the viewer.

Directed by: Beatrice Aline
Country: Germany
Runtime: 10 min
Project type: Videoart

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  • Absence of Light

    Available from 2020/10/25 00:00 CEST
    to 2020/11/01 00:00 CET

    You can measure the light but you can’t measure the dark. In duality we see one as the opposite of the other. Yet darkness is the absence of light. And an absence is not a measurable thing. It simply does not exist. Light protects us from our fundamental fear of the dark. But remember where there is light, there must be shadow. We live in a technological era where our dependence on energy is greater than ever before. It became an irreplaceable commodity. So one question arises quickly. What's left to do if the sun pulls the plug on you? The answer lies within the perception of the viewer.

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    Country: Germany
    Runtime: 10 min
    Project type: Videoart

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    Available from 2020/10/21 00:00 CEST
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    Available from 2020/10/20 00:00 CEST
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    Available from 2020/10/19 00:00 CEST
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BLACKSPHERE ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

From October to May, one free film per day for 7 days.

100 most popular films according to number of views are going to compete for main prizes in June 2021 at BLACKSPHERE LIVE FILM FESTIVAL.

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