The Night Side
The Netherlands / 2019 / documentary / 5' / Docs+Science
For Alexandra Navratil, a documentary is one of many means of expression, which is probably why she employs it in such a unique way, lyrical and analytical as well as emotional and elaborate at the same time. The Swiss artist explores the history of such a fascinating medium as analogue photography, which has been enjoying a comeback. In "The Night Side" she refers to the unknown details of the technological process that accompanied the production of Agfa-Orwo photosensitive materials. What was the role of blind Gundula Brett in it 25 years ago? Is a picture born only at the meeting point between darkness and light?