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Dadsonics .: PROJECTS–current .: ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL selection : ARID EDGE

ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL selection : ARID EDGE



One in a triad of works shot in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile, 2013. A landscape both haunting and haunted by the 'disappeared' of the '73 coup.
ARID EDGE was screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, January 22, 2015.
NZ International Film Festival. July 2015.
IFFRotterdam Youtube presentation. March 2016

(to view the Youtube presentation by IFFR, please copy and paste the following link :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx_OoaCx9E8&feature=youtu.be )



". . one of the trilogy Dadson shot in Northern Chile's Atacama desert, one of the driest places on earth. Mediating the relationship aesthetically between figures and the landscape and environmentally between humans and nature, Dadson filmed the work from his bike, his own shadow elongated by the lowering sun, stretching out into the brutally vivid oranges and blues of the desert and the sky, orienting his position, not as a detached observer, but as an embodied interpreter of the land."
Trish Clark. Auckland NZ 2015


(ARID EDGE trailer, preview version only)


To view the Atacama Trilogy (Desert Projects) full length versions,
go to the following vimeo links. (password : Atacama)
ARID EDGE www.vimeo.com/100027875
DESERT TOMB www.vimeo.com/100007962
HEADSTAMP www.vimeo.com/100027876