Austria, 2018, 42 min
Remapping the origins is an essayistic film about the city of Białystok, a reflection on how to deal with history and memory in a formerly pluralistic and revolutionary place. On it disappearance it has been worked for a century. A permanent clash of ideologies, ideas and beliefs. Being the birthplace of the two visionaries - Zamenhof and Vertov - the city today is regarded as a place in Europe where the political pressure of the right wing is one of the most obvious. The film brings the legacy of Białystok into the present and links it with current social developments. Thus, Remapping the origins becomes a reflection on the reading of historical events within collective historiography and the culture of commemoration. An essayistic meditation on loss, continuity and progression. A search for traces in a city that could be exemplary stand for more than a city, maybe for Europe, maybe for the future.
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Johannes Gierlinger, born in Salzburg in 1985, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. His work deals with the complexity of history, memory, recollection and resistance, as well as with their forms of representation and readings, doubts and possible future images in the form of essayistic and poetic work. Movies and Institutions like the CPH: DOX Copehagen, Visions Du Réel, Edinburgh Int. Filmfestival, Salzburger Kunstverein, Kunstforum Vienna, Diagonale Graz, mumok Cinema and many more. Lives at works in Vienna.
Visions du Réel 2018. Documentarist Istanbul 2018.