Online catalogue / Michaela Grill :

AT / 2000
9 min.

Shrill and simple, poppy and poietish describes the rhythmic and energy-charged flow of images and sound in kingkong.
"Kong", the name of the computer program used to generate the soundtrack, creates an association with the prototype of urban myths in film. The use of kingkong as the title for this interaction of image and sound is primarily a reference to the similar structure in the mechanics of production.
At the same time, the title kingkong automatically evokes both narrative closure and, even more, images of modernistic architecture collapsing at the hand of natural forces on the loose.
In Michaela Grill´s work, the opulence of these images is diametrically opposed to a minimalistic reduction to an element of urban architecture. The disintegration of the initial material (the windowed façade of a building), which resembles a chemical process, produces the colors violet, light blue and white and dissects the urban vocabulary of forms. The dispersion of the big city´s lights carries over to the structure of time and space and ceases to conjure up an external danger. Instead, the viewer is confronted with sound and images which decompose the personal criteria employed in sensory perception.

(Christa Benzer)

A film by:
- Michaela Grill

- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- Betacam SP PAL

price: 36 EUR


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