On the trains: A travelogue

On the trains is an interactive video art piece that tries to capture the feeling of unsettlement and nomadity, experienced when travelling with trains. Travelling is a constant state of movement, an exploration of new places, new people and most importantly new forms of existence. It’s not about where you really go, but about the passage through space and time. This project is an attempt to capture the sensation of observing different people, landscapes and experiences going by through the glass.
Film unlike pictures or designs has the unique ability to capture spaces, cities and humans through time. Film captures movement through time, in loops that freeze in time and are able to repeat themselves endlessly. With the help of film we can review how people inhabit spaces and cities, how humans behave and use the world around them.
Nowadays it seems like travelling has become an experience that has to be shared constantly through social media. To travel is to share and remediate images of your experiences through your networks. Our lives, our trips and our experiences are beautified, turned into images and shared with the entire world. In this project I try to tap in to the basics of the travelling experience. No fancy cameras, no shiny beaches, no selfies, no glorious landscapes just the experience and what has remained after the show.

  • Marilia Kaisar
  • Marilia Kaisar
  • Marilia Kaisar
  • Aggelos Siampakoulis
    Key Cast
  • Miguel Baptista
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
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Director Biography - Marilia Kaisar

Marilia Kaisar is a multidisciplinary storyteller from Greece. She identifies as a traveler, an artist, a writer, a journalist or an architect according to the circumstances. She is currently based in New York, working towards her M.A in Media Studies from Pratt Institute.Her experimental practice is working in the intersection of architectural space, media, art, film, interactivity and displacement. She has worked as a film critic at Film Noir and kulturosoupa.gr and has published her work in Greek Architects, Taste of Cinema and Mark Magazine.

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