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more than everything
more than everything
AT / DE / 2018
12 min.

This is a dance between your brain and the world. A hallucinatory figure of information that speaks on the threshold of being. We are bathed in interferences from sensual data to what might be out there. We will go to another land, we will try another sea. One plus one equals three. (Rainer Kohlberger)

Humans and other animals that have their eyes attached towards the front of their bodies see the world with binocular vision. Stereoscopic seeing enables a precise perception of depth. This film challenges this perceptual apparatus that interacts with the brain to generate a coherent image of the surroundings. In more than everything, I use stereoscopic technology that was experimented with in early and pre- cinema by Münsterberg et. al and become installed in digital cinema in the last ten years due to the popular culture of 3D movies.
Here different images for the left and the right eye were generated that are blended to a third image in the spectators brain. We have the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye to the other, a phenomenon called ›Ocular dominance‹. Approximately two-thirds of the population is right-eye dominant and one-third left-eye dominant (some don’t have a preference). If the perceptual apparatus has to deal with different inputs for each eye, instead of superimposing the image in the brain it alternates between the two images, something called ›Binocular rivalry‹. In this cinematic endeavour, the characterised physical phenomena above are incorporated in its artistic formulas. According to the visual preference of the viewer for one eye or the other, the film will be perceived quite differently. Other parts give the same importance to both channels were an oscillation between left and right will occur.
Due to its nature, the film has to be presented with stereoscopic technology, there’s no other version of it. Still, if someone in the cinema does not want to wear glasses (or only got one eye), I took care in the artistic process that it is still possible to watch another consistent version of the film. (production note)

A film by:
- Rainer Kohlberger

category:
- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- no dialogue

Available Prints:
- DCP 2K

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