Where have they gone, those good old times when films would still simply begin at the beginning and end at the end? And the possibilities of digital editing have only made things worse…
lch Bin 36
JAN PETERS (GERMANY 2004, VIDEO, 4:14 MIN)
Like every year Jan Peters shot a short film when he became 36. AII the other years he did it in super-8. When Peters reached 36, for the first time he used his digital-photo-camera.. To remember how he got lost in time because of computer technology.
Strained Andromeda Strain
LES LEVEQUE (USA 2002, VIDEO, 6:54 MIN)
Strained Andromeda Strain is a frame by frame re-edit of Robert Wise’s 131-minute Sci-Fi biological thriller into a 7-minute anxious oscillation.
Stupid Coalescing Becomers
DANIEL COCKBURN (CANADA 2003, VIDEO, 2:31 MIN)
“If it were up to you, asses would eat their own shit, crash landings would spit planes back up into the sky, and parents would fuck their children back into the
womb.” A moral diatribe in favour of cause and effect.
Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of lnstability
JOHN & HENRY FORD (AUSTRIA 2004, VIDEO, 3:00 MIN)
Artefacts occurring during compression procedures accompany a commentary by Stan Brakhage on the rise of digital technologies and new media forms.
REMI (AUSTRIA 2004, VIDEO , 6:30 MIN)
In this work, the technical-formal characteristics of the work of reMI link up with the hyperbolic images of the splatter-horror films from the 1970s.
Self Titled Debut
JOSHUA CALLAGHAN (USA 2001, VIDEO, 6:30 MIN)
Self Titled Debut grew from the titillating sensation Joshua Callaghan got from hearing his own name in films and on television. Self Titled Debut is a way for the artist to take his name back and use it for his own narcissistic and self-promotional purposes.
LELA BUDDE (UK 2002-2003, VIDEO, 6:30 MIN)
A nurse intrudes into an essemblage of various shoot outs – her actions disrupt the unfolding of the heroic narrative.
JOHANN LURF (AUSTRIA 2003, VIDEO, 3:00 MIN)
The filmscreen is split in twelve frames. Slowly the grid is filled with with images, each of them showing a different film. Together they build up to a synchronized climax.
VIRGIL WIDRICH (AUSTRIA 2003, 35MM, 14:00 MIN)
On its surface, Fası Film tells a simple story: a woman is kidnapped and the man sets off to save her. The catch is that all its scenes were l tken from 300 different works produced in the course of film history.
States of the Union
AARON VALDEZ (USA 2003, VIDEO, 5:00 MIN)
These two videos seek out the essential character of American presidents. Part I: Bill Clinton. Part II: George W. Bush.
Untitled channel 1 & 2
RUBÉN GUTIÉRREZ (MEXICO 2004, VIDEO, 4:36 MIN)
Reflection on the art world by means of two screnes from the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.
DANIEL COCKBURN (CANADA 2002, VIDEO, 10:40 MIN)
Using rapid-fire voiceover and the polyrhythms of Hollywood to provide a guided tour of preset looped imaginings, Metronome sets out to prove that it’s easier than you might think to keep the same beat all day. Pass -the-god-damn-butter.