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Soniferous Aether



The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond is a 35mm film installation shot at the northernmost settlement on earth— ALERT Signals Intelligence Station— as part of a series of fieldworks looking at remote outpost architecture, military infrastructure and the embedded landscape. Shot using a computer controlled time‐lapse tracking camera during the winter months, the military spy outpost radiates within a shroud of continuous darkness under a star-pierced canopy harkening an abandoned space station.


35mm Film Installation
Duration: 10:18 Loop (this is a lower resolution edited trailer, but still make sure to watch full screen in HD 1920x1080 to see individual stars)

Director: Charles Stankievech
Cinematographer: Charles Stankievech
Editor: Charles Stankievech
Assistant Editor: Anna-Sophie Springer
Original Music: Charles Stankievech (with a sample from Glenn Gould's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations)

35mm Film Print: ARRI Munich, Germany
Colour Timer: Franz Rabl
Lichtnegativ: Anna Rupp
Aspect Ratio 1:1.85
Soundtrack: Dolby SR and DTS

A Commission by The National Arts Centre Canada, SAW Video, Ottawa Art Gallery and the City of Ottawa.
Funding from Yukon Government.
Support from the Canadian Forces Artist Program.

Direct Link to trailer:

Thank you: Josh Bonnetta, Immanuel Hick, Adam Hyde, Pascal Jäger, Mitchell Akiyama, Jenna Robertson, the Ninjas, Andrew Connors from the Yukon Film Society, and the cold souls of CFS Alert.