Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains 

Justin Bennett’s Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains will be part of the video library of the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin festival of moving image, taking place from 5-10 March 2019

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
Festival of moving image with Justin Bennett
At several locations in Paris: Louvre Museum Auditorium, Centre Pompidou, Carreau du Temple, Forum des images, Cité internationale des arts.

Festival from 5-10 March 2019

Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains will be part of the festival’s video library, available for accredited press and professionals only.


Justin Bennett’s Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi – Wolf Lake on the Mountains is told from the perspective of Viktor Koslovsky, a fictional geologist who worked on the Kola Superdeep Borehole (KSD). At 12 kilometres deep, the KSD is the deepest man-made hole on Earth, and a remnant of a Soviet geology research project that started during the Cold War. In addition to gathering data about the geology of the Earth’s crust, it was also part of a network of seismic listening stations which functioned as an early-warning system for natural disasters. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the KSD was slowly decommissioned and eventually abandoned in 2008. In Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi – Wolf Lake on the Mountains, Viktor decided to continue living at the site when all his colleagues left. Viktor’s voice guides us around the KSD, linking the features of his surroundings to aspects of the past, to himself, and to the connections between the geology of the area and Sami shamanism and divination.

Produced by Justin Bennett and Jubilee. Commissioned by Dark Ecology and Sonic Acts. Supported by STUK and Mondrian Fund

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invites you to discover its new programme in Paris, from 5- 10 March 2019. Crossing new cinema and contemporary art, this unique platform in Europe provides a rare opening on contemporary audiovisual practices. Documentary approaches, experimental fictions, videos, hybrid and multimedia forms: the programme of Rencontres Internationales is the result of a thorough research and invitations to outstanding artists, personalities from cinema and the contemporary art field. In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this edition introduces a brand new international programme, comprising 120 works from 40 countries; bringing together internationally renowned artists and filmmakers with young and emerging ones presented for the first time…

The video library will be available for accredited press and professionals only. It will enable journalists and professionals to discover a rare selection, gathering the whole programme.

More information on the website of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin