Austria 2018 14 min without dialogues
by Lukas Marxt
The Imperial Valley is one of California’s most important regions of industrial agriculture. The system’s run-off flows through pipes, pumps and canal leading to the Salton Sea.
Lukas Marxt, born 1983 in Styria/Austria, studied Environmental Sciences for Geography in Graz. In 2004, he switched to audio visual studies at the Art University in Linz. From 2007 to 2008 he attended the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa/Portugal at the Institut Arte Multimédia. In 2009, he carried on with post graduate studies at the Art University in Cologne and attended post graduate studies at the HGB Leipzig. He lives and works in Cologne and Graz.
In 2018, IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF) won the Media Award by German Filmcritics at the European Media Art Festival (EMAF) in Osnabrück/Germany.
Filmography (selection): 2008 PASS BY, 2011 RISING FALL, 2014 HIGH TIDE, 2016 CIRCULAR INSCRIPTION, 2018 IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF)