Tour program 25

Coming Attractions

35mm, 73 min

A game of desire is staged in Mara Mattuschka and Chris Haring’s Burning Palace: an ornate hotel interior, in it a number of imprisoned bodies whose desire is gradually unleashed —exalted, grotesque, hysterical and comical in equal proportions. This is followed by a hypnotic stroboscopic film from Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller: Their Contre-jour explores the limitations of filmic representation in an uncanny and beguiling journey into the territory of the fear of going blind. Siegfried A. Fruhauf offers a dream-like escape for our perception: His Tranquility floats on an extremely subtle found-footage collage into a realm beyond gravity and groundedness. Fruhauf’s latest work is a masterpiece of its genre. Screen tests for commercials provide the — unintentionally humorous — foundation of Peter Tscherkassky’s Coming Attractions. Created in years of painstaking, frame-by-frame work in the darkroom, some fine specimens of the most underappreciated genre in cinematography, advertising film, and its surreal scenarios are reinterpreted in a playful way.
These four powerful cinematic compositions demonstrate the wealth of relationships that can be created in avant-garde film, beyond conventional narrative forms. A few filmic magicians lead us on intimate journeys into a wonderful, bizarre world, providing profound looks at the secret power of the medium.
(Brigitta Burger-Utzer)

price: 200 EUR


rental conditions

Burning Palace
Chris Haring Mara Mattuschka
AT / 2009 / 32 min.
Matthias Müller Christoph Girardet
DE / 2009 / 10 min.
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
AT / 2010 / 6 min.
Coming Attractions
Peter Tscherkassky
AT / 2010 / 25 min.