Online catalogue / Christoph Girardet / Matthias Müller :

DE / UK / 2001
9 min.

In Manual, technology appears to be breeding invisible monsters that have taken over the controls of the underground laboratory. Somewhere behind the scenes I imagine the wizened old ghost of William Burroughs drawling: `The definition of paranoia is being in full possession of all the facts.´

(Robert Clark, The Guardian)

The great thing about Girardet and Müller’s work is that, although it puts in distance, it doesn’t itself disavow this pleasure. It renews it. It takes a genial attitude to film’s fixtures. It puts these repetitious motifs on literal repeat, and creates a slightly deranged celebration of the thrills of repetitiveness, of stimulus and response, the throwing of mental switches.

(Tom Lubbock)

A film by:
- Christoph Girardet
- Matthias Müller

- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- Betacam SP PAL

price: 50 EUR


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more on Austrian Independent Film & Video Database:
- Credits
- Festival placements
- Texte und Bilder
- Biographie: Christoph Girardet
- Biographie: Matthias Müller