Dust is everywhere and ever-present. A conglomeration of the smallest particles, dust nestles in carpets and in attics. It invades laboratories and settles on artworks. It is blown into the air from factory smokestacks and resides in every raindrop. It is fought and cleared away, but in this Sisyphean task, dust is set in motion and returns even as it is being removed.
Dust examines the myriad forms and pathways of dust. It pursues dust to the places where it settles and meets the people who contend with it. Armies of cleaning men and women, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners and air cleansing products, housewives, toxic waste disposal workers, and museum custodians. –Icarus Films
Hartmut Bitomsky, born in 1942 in Bremen, lives in Berlin, and works as a filmmaker, producer, and author. He first studied German literature and theater studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, and changed in 1966 to Deutsche Fillmakademie, today dffb. He was the first year there, together with Wolf Gremm and Wolfgang Petersen. After long years of working as dean at the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts, from 2006 to 2009 he was director of dffb. Since 2007, he has been professor for directing at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 1974 he founded Big Sky Film Production, which produces most of his films. —germangalleries.com