Shapes

Human forms in Shapes dance to J.S. Bach´s breakneck runs on the harpsicord. However the animated steciled spray paintings of plump discus throwers and wiry girls quickly confuse our culturally conditioned eye: What´s male, what´s female?
The music quickens. As they dance in a sped-up micro-evolution, their movements become increasingly volutpuous, their bodies fullermore: feminine it would seem, but who could say in this case?

(Maya McKechneay)


Silhouettes of human figures move following baroque-music (Johann Sebastian Bach).

(Maria Lassnig)

Orig. Title
Shapes
Year
1972
Countries
Austria, USA
Duration
10 min
Director
Maria Lassnig
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Shapes (Image)
Shapes (Image)
Shapes (Image)
Credits
Director
Maria Lassnig
Music
Johann Sebastian Bach
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Sound Format
stereo
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
1993
Wels - Österreichische Filmtage