The Wave

The Wave, a film (20') and a photo series

In The Wave the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) 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. The Wave by Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vermeire consists of a film and a photo series.

Festivals | Screenings (selection)

HISTORIES OF A PICTURE TO COME, Argos, Brussels, September 9, 2018 - December 23, 2018
LOOP Festival Barcelona, Spain, 2016
Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2014
IBAFF, Murcia, Spain, 2014 : Honorable Mention
IFFR, The Netherlands, 2014
BIEFF, Bucharest, Romania, 2013
ZINEBI, Bilbao, Spain, 2013
HORS PISTES, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013
Argos centre for art and media, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
VIDEO EX, Zürich, 2013
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany, 2013
Indie Lisboa - 10th International Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
Courtisane, Ghent, Belgium, 2013
Hors Pistes, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2013
Private Investigations, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2013
Unseen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013
Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2013
International Film Festival WATCH DOCS, Warsaw, Poland, 2012
Rencontres Internationales Paris | Berlin | Madrid, 2012
IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012
Kasseler DokFest, Kassel, Germany, 2012
Almost Cinema, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
Festival del film LOCARNO, Switzerland, 2012
18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2012