YANNIS KYRIAKIDES & ANDY MOOR
play ANTOINE BOUTET'S SOUTH TO NORTH CINE CONCERT
(SUD EAU NORD DEPLACER)
France | 2013 | 75 mins
Our first collaboration with the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the leading documentary film festival worldwide! The show was part of IDFA 2017’s special focus The Quiet Eye, a thematic program dedicated to documentary films that, although thematically and aesthetically diverse, share a contemplative gaze towards their own subjects.
The Nan Shui Bei Diao – "North South Water Transfer" – is the world’s largest water transfer project, stretching between southern and northern China. The project is meant to bring water from the florid South to the arid lands of the Chinese Northern territories. ‘Sud Eau Nord Déplacer’ follows the construction of the immense concrete waterways designed to flood desert regions and remake entire ecosystems. Choosing to observe and show, rather than tell, Boutet creates a nevertheless poignant commentary on the difficult balance between men and nature, depicting how this highly controversial project of unprecedented scale affects the environment and impacts the life of the communities that it reaches.
The film was nominated for a Golden Leopard at the prestigious 2014 Locarno Film Festival.
Andy Moor began his artistic career in Scotland, as guitarist for the punk band ‘Dog Faced Hermans’. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join the legendary Dutch independent post-punk band ‘The Ex’, with which he recorded nearly twenty albums. A gifted guitar player with a rare talent for improvisation, Moor is part of various rock and experimental ensembles (‘Heretics’, ‘Lean Left’, ‘Decade’…) and composed soundtracks for films by Iranian filmmaker Bani Khoshnoudi and US filmmaker Jem Cohen.
Yannis Kyriakides is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical music and sound artist. His music explores new forms and hybrids of media and his work has been performed worldwide at many of the prominent music festivals, and by many leading contemporary music ensembles.
Moor and Kyriakides have been composing music and performed together since 2010 and are the founding members (together with Isabelle Vigier) of the Amsterdam based music label Unsounds.