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Carlos Casas

Pyramid of Skulls (2LP)

Label: Discrepant

Format: LPx2

Genre: Sound Art

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Inspired by the common task and the people of Pamir in Tajikistan, filmmaker and sound artist Carlos Casas deconstructs far-away sights and sounds to create a unique field recording experiment that equally worships past, present, and future traditions. Nikolai Fedorov thought the Pamir to be the cradle of humanity, the hidden and forgotten nest, a pyramid of skulls that held the secrets of past human kinship. He believed that most of Asian myths of human origin pointed the Pamir region as their inception. For the Chinese, Indian, and Semitic myths, the mountainous region of Central Asia, often referred to as "the roof of the world", was the key to understand his resurrection plan.

Filmmaker and visual artist, his work is a cross between documentary film, cinema, and contemporary visual and sound arts. His last three films have been awarded in festivals around the world from Torino, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City and some of his video works have been presented in collective and personal exhibitions. In 2001 he started a trilogy of work dedicated to the most extreme environments on the planet, Patagonia, Aral sea, and Siberia. In 2009 he began his ongoing project Avalanche about one of the worlds highest inhabitated villages. He is currently working on a film about a cemetery of elephants on the borders between India and Nepal.

Details
Cat. number: CREP 042LP
Year: 2017

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