Single Channel Hd Video, 2009
A research on the representation of four dimensional space-time – described by Albert Einstein in his theory of special relativity – led to the making of this audiovisual sculpture of speed. Using a scale model of a sports car and a dolly synchronized to the shutter of the camera, Fleisch has produced a capturing visualisation of the phenomenon of speed, with playful references to Paul Virilio and Jeremy Clarkson.
LOCATION: CITY HALL
Thorsten Fleisch― Artist
Thorsten Fleisch (1972, Koblenz, Germany) began experimenting with super 8 film while still in high school. He went on to study with Peter Kulbelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. His films have been screened at festivals worldwide including New York Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, EMAF, Melbourne Int. Film Festival and many more. “I make experimental short films. They are literally experimental (...) as I really consider my films little visual and aural investigations. I have a theme that I’m interested in, it might be a material like for examples crystals (in my film kosmos) or something less solid and concrete like high voltage (in my film energie!), and then experiment on that theme regarding what I can get out of it with film and video technology.”