Dark Islanders

Dark Islanders is operating with a 2,5D-approach to flatness and depth related to a new perception of space and body. Volumetric Video offers the chance for a second lens to enter and navigate the scene. What is revealed is a vision strafed with blind spots and occlusions, one in which the viewer is lift to navigate a non- space of thick inky black. The audience is invited not only to get "behind the scene", but even "behind the screen" or "behind the skin", an inside-out experience of the human body.

  • Timo Menke
  • Joel Hurlburt
  • Timo Menke
  • Joel Hurlburt
  • Timo Menke & Joel Hurlburt
  • Joel Hurlburt
    Key Cast
  • Anya Katsitadze
    Key Cast
  • Aino Ihanainen
    Key Cast
  • Timo Menke
  • Timo Menke
    Cinematography (HD/3D)
  • Joel Hurlburt
    Cinematography (HD/3D)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Volumetric Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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    HDSLR, Kinect 3D
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Director Biography - Timo Menke, Joel Hurlburt

Timo Menke was born in Germany, and lives and works in Sweden since 1988. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm in 1999. Between 2004 and 2014 he has been teaching as Senior lecturer at the department of art at Konstfack, Stockholm and is currently working as a visual artist and freelance film producer. His editing, compositing and production skills are credited in several short and documentary films; more information at the Swedish Film Database. He is also engaged at the Filmform foundation, the Art Film and Video Archive, in Stockholm, dealing with archiving and distribution of film and video art.

Liquid Crystal Effects (2019, 40 min)
A–Ø (2018, 14 min)
Brothers to Sisters: Välimiehet performing “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” (2018, 3:45)
Siberian Trance (2015, 12 min)
Gifted Men (2015, 67 min)
Made in Denmark (2013, 14 min)
Making Film for Cinemas (2012/2013, 5 min)
Flykten från fälten / Fugitives from the Fields (2005, 16 min)
Skala 1:1 (2003, 9 min)
Testfilm for Festivals (2001, 5 min)
Der dritte Raum/Det 3:e rummet (1999, 30 min)
Der Konfabulator (1997, 8 min)
A l´infintif (1996, 6 min)

Film Editor:
Som man brukar säga, by Miriam Bäckström (2015-2018)
Motherfucker, by Miriam Bäckström (2013)
Who Am I?, by Miriam Bäckström (2011)
KIRA CARPELAN, Miriam Bäckström (2007)
Vi bara drömde, by Lena Lucki (2005)
Den första dagen på resten av ditt liv, by Joachim Bergenstråhle (2003)
Staden, by Stefan Wrenfelt (2002)

Devil in the mines I-III (Sketch for Mikael Wiström, 2006)
Compadre, by Mikael Wiström (2004)
Esthers bok, by Esaias Baitel (2004)

Sound Editor:
Staden, by Stefan Wrenfelt (2002)

Other Crew:
My Name Is Albert Ayler, by Kasper Collin (2005)

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Director Statement

Timo Menke is an interdisciplinary artist whose primary medium is moving-image. Menke investigates the relationship between the observer and the observed, subject and object, and how cultural identities, social relationships, and bio-political questions relate to desire, power, and body. He graduated from Konstfack in 1999 where he was also an Assistant Professor in the Art Department between 2004-2014. Menke is represented by Moderna Museet Stockholm (Modern Art Museum in Stockholm), Kalmar konstmuseum (Kalmar Art Museum), Pori Art Museum and is distributed by Filmform – The Art Film and Video Archive.