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The Wave
© Balthasar / Sarah Vanagt
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vermeire

IMAGE

Katrien Vermeire

SON

Larry Sider

MONTAGE

Inneke Van Waeyenberghe

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Balthasar, Michigan Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Balthasar, La Maison du doc

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0004-1FB3-0000-5-0000-0000-M
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English summary In "The Wave" the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) opens and closes itself. In 2011 we placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand. The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal truth.

In "The Wave" the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) opens and closes itself. In 2011 we placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand. The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal truth.