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2/60 48 Heads From the Szondi Test
2/60 48 Köpfe aus dem Szondi-Test
AT / 1960
4 min.

Kren´s second film and the first he cut according to a strictly serial, sequence technique: in various framesizes, the 48 portraits from the Szondi Test for "experimental diagnosis of human impulses" are shown in pre-specified lengths (between one and eight frames).

(Peter Tscherkassky)

Kren´s 48 heads refer to a psychological procedure known as the Szondi Test. Running four minutes and shot at various speeds, Kren´s film fragments faces in extreme close-up: eyes, chins, hairlines, foreheads, with an occasional block of images using full-face. The film ends on mouths, viewed so closely as to be nearly abstracted. In 48 Köpfe body parts lose their original identification and become the subject of formal concerns.

(Regina Cornwell, The Other Side: European Avant-Garde Cinema 1960-1980)

A film by:
- Kurt Kren

- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- 16 mm

price: 30 EUR


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