Matter Out of Place

Matter Out of Place

World premiere: Locarno Festival 2022 / Concorso Internazionale

In his unique imagery consisting of minutely composed pictures, Nikolaus Geyrhalter traces the immense amounts of waste across our planet. From the mountain tops of Switzerland to the coasts of Greece and Albania, into an Austrian refuse incinerator and then to Nepal and the Maldives, and finally to the deserts of Nevada. On his journey, Geyrhalter illustrates the sheer endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast amounts of refuse that we produce every single day. Collecting, shredding, burning, burying – a Sisyphean task, which ostensibly solves the global problem of rubbish that is stealthily growing.

Austria / 2022 / 105'