Vertical Cinema at Sonic Acts Festival 2017

Sonic Acts Festival 2017 opened on 23 February with a full evening of Vertical Cinema films. The premieres of four new films – commissioned by Sonic Acts and partner organisations – were presented in a full house at Paradiso in Amsterdam.


Susan Schuppli’s vertical science documentary, Atmospheric Feedback Loops, looked at the climatic research station at Cabauw in the Dutch polderland, featuring dizzying drone footage of the station’s 300-metre-tall tower; Lukas Marxt’s Persistence of the Vacuum Without Grounding Definitions floated above the industrial landscape of the Russian harbour city Murmansk; Karl Lemieux and BJ Nilsen’s Yujiapu presented a more abstract meditation on empty cities in China; while HC Gilje’s rift celebrated motion, energy and colour. The evening continued with a screening of two earlier Vertical Cinema films, Chrome and Colterrain.


For more information about the programme visit the Sonic Acts Festival 2017 website. For pictures of the screening visit the Flickr album.