IN THE AIR TONIGHT – Andrew Norman Wilson (United States, 2020) 11’

SAUNA SECURITY – Nils Knoblich (Germany, 2022) 8’16”
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RARE EARTH – Robert McDougall (Australia, 2021) 31’
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There’s an urban legend about Phil Collins’ inspiration for his 1980 hit In the Air Tonight, which Andrew Norman Wilson first heard as a teenager while getting high in a friend’s basement. According to the ritual of the legend, the song is played while a narrator tells the story, syncing the infamous analog drum break of the song with the climax of the narrative.

In March 2020, from a hillside home that faces the Hollywood sign, Wilson began to dwell on Phil due to an experience he had one night on the Pacific Coast Highway. Driving alongside him was a woman tuned into the same radio frequency, emphatically singing along to In the Air Tonight.

Sundance 2021

Director -Andrew Norman Wilson

Andrew Norman WILSON (1983, USA) is a visual artist, filmmaker, curator and lecturer who works in video, sculpture, photography and performance. The aesthetics of corporate America, the economics of production and the mysteries of technology are recurring themes in his work, which engages the audience at a pre-cognitive level.
Wilson obtained an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, following his dismissal as a videographer by a Google subcontractor because he filmed employees working on the Google Books archive. The footage became Workers Leaving the Googleplex (2011) and went viral. His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Fluxia, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco IFF and the Images Festival. Wilson has lectured at Oxford University, Harvard University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and CalArts. Kodak had its international premiere at IFFR 2019.

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