Filmography

OUTDOOR VIDEO GALLERY / VIDEO GALERIJA NA PROSTEM (2021)

Kar v temi zasveti iz dreves. Kar voda odloži.

Video galerija na prostem je dogodek, umeščen v izbrani naravni prostor z drevjem. Iz debel in lesenih naplavin zasijejo kratki eksperimentalni filmi, ki temeljijo na mikroskopskih podobah lesa ter zabrišejo mejo med konkretnim in abstraktnim. Svetloba v drevesih je plod večletnega ustvarjalnega dela Uroša Marolta, ki raziskuje nenavadne pojavne oblike v naravi in zvok največkrat ustvari z materiali iz gozda. Središčni del galerije predstavlja filmsko platno iz naplavljene plastike, na katerem se predvaja film Duhovi, meditativni poklon naravi. Celoten filmski program traja 70 min ter omogoča druženje in srečevanje v hipnotičnem ambientu.

ABOUT FILMS / O FILMIH

LIGHT INSIDE THE TREES // SVETLOBA V DREVESIH (2015-2020)

As a student of forestry engineering I encountered microscopic images of wood anatomy and made a series of films based on those images. The line between concrete and abstract disappears and opens the space for imagination. Beauty and secret of nature are basis for my authentic visual research. Sounds are often made with materials found in the forest.” Uroš Marolt

1. Wood (Les). 2015, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 4′. // Trees are falling and rising.

2. Origin of a human (Izvor človeka). 2016, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 3′. // Mystical journey into the forest of unknown colours towards our origin.

3. Prints (Odtisi). 2016, Slovenia, miniDV, 4:3, colour, 3′. // Winter forest. All the prints are saved in the snow before it even falls.

4. Tree Sap (Drevesni sok). 2016, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 14′. // Saps inside the trees are abstractly roaming from the winter to the late autumn. Music is determined with the structure of annual rings as the round section of a tree trunk would be rolling on the gramophone.

5. Fibre (Vlakno). 2017, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 5′. // Four elements air, water, soil and fire in the relation to wood.

6. Metamorphosis. 2017, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 5′. // In the antique myth Daphne is running away from Apollo who is in love with her. She can only escape turning into a tree. Film follows microscopic metamorphosis of human blood cells into cells of the tree.

7. 36,6 °C. 2017, Slovenia, SD images & miniDV, 4:3, colour, 2′. // Wood is burning with the temperature of a human body.

8. Embodying (Utelešanje). 2018, Slovenia, HD, miniDV & archive footage, 4:3, colour, 5′. // Trees are touching each other with roots passionately as bodies of lovers.

9. Spirits (Duhovi). 2019, Slovenia, HD, 16:9, colour, 22′. // Our ancestors believed in spirits. Detailed observations of nature phenomenon reveal they still exist.

10. Primeval Memory (Praspomin). 2020, Slovenia, HD, 16:9, colour, 15′. Uroš Marolt & Gaja N. Rojec. // Forest  becomes darker deeper inside. Mysterious beings are carrying out secret rituals there. Remember. It was in the primeval forest.

Origin of a Human, 2016

36,6 °C, 2017
Embodying, 2018
Primeval Memory, 2020

Listen to the podcast (2019) about Uroš Marolt’s filmmaking. Language: Slovenian.

Past film projections:

Slovenska Kinoteka/Slovenian Cinemateque

Kino Otok/Cinema Isola Festival

Intimni Kino GT22, Ekstremno slovensko/ Intimate Cinema GT22, Extremely Slovenian

Festival neodvisnega filma/Festival Of Independent Film, Slovenia

& others

Slovenian Cinemateque, 2018 (photo: Gaja N. Rojec)