The Pyramidical Silence (2012) (2:30 min. excerpt), by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen
1920X804 2,39:1, Stereo sound, 25 min.
The Pyramidical Silence is a geological science-fiction film by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen, describing the decay of mountains in connection to the end of cosmos. Everything has gone from order to chaos, and the time is repealed. The presence of man is described in a geological timescale; they are alien visitors which through strange instruments are trying to understand their surroundings. The existence of man is compared to the life span of a mountain. The film describe the mountain’s exceptional, but incomprehensible intellect as it apparently does nothing to prove, and that we as humans will never be able to fully understand. Like the incomprehensible remnants of lost civilizations.
The Pyramidical Silence premiered at Cinemateket in Bergen in 2012, and world premiered at the Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio, USA) in 2013. The film has been screened, amongst other, at Grimstad International Short Film Festival (2013), Durative Øvelser in Kalfarlien 18, Bergen (2013), 11th International Festival Signes de Nuit in Paris (2013), 12th up-and-coming International Film Festival in Hanover (2014), 10th 700IS Reindeerland International Experimental Art Festival in Reykjavik (2015), Viten filmfestival at Cinemateket in Bergen (2017), Lobocine.com March 2017 issue (Scientific Fiction) in USA (2017), and at Barton Fink Kino in Berlin (2018). The film received honourable mention during Oslo Screen Festival 2014. In 2016, The Pyramidical Silence and The Perpetual Progeny was released as extra material on Dawn; Blu-ray, DVD release by Another World Entertainment.
From screening of The Pyramidical Silence in Kalfarlien 18 during the exhibition Durative Øvelser.