Transitions is a journey from the civilizing void of the desert to a maximal urban, capitalistic and hedonistic density, which in the case of Las Vegas assumes some bizarre expression. The film is contemplation without any people or moving machines in it, focusing on the built and designed.
Aurèle Ferrier lives and works in Zurich. With his cinematic works, he explores the margins of civilization. His works have received various awards and have been presented in exhibitions and film- and moving image festivals in over 40 countries; i.a. at Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin), Image Forum (Tokyo), Anthology Film Archives (New York), IDFA (Amsterdam), Open City Documentary Festival (London), Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Zurich), Arquiteturas Film Festival (Lisbon), Kumu Art Museum (Tallinn), Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Film Center National Chiao Tung University (Hsinchu), City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima).