Mix-3 (1983-1999)

In the years between 1983 and 1988, I used Super 8 film to shoot 54 short scenes which were then compiled in four series as Blickstücke. When examining the material ten years later, I discovered that the soundtrack had been damaged; some of the scenes were quite good while others seemed to be lacking in concentration. In the summer of 1999, I decided to distill 27 scenes from the original 54-part compendium, altering te structure of some. During the editing phase, I dispensed with the numbering originally used to organize the scenes and combined the individual elements, which originally did not belong together, into a continuous, flowing whole. (Dietmar Brehm) Dietmar Brehm´s Mix films are all expressions of either the play instinct or scientific curiosity. Mix-3 deals with exponential sizes of images. The film centers on a story of the eye, which - along with the mouth - is viewed as one of the human face´s stigmata. Brehm´s project, which strechtes over a number of years, is concerned with a "peeling" of film images. This is done concretely in close-ups of an adhesive bandage being removed from a cut and then in a figurative sense in various head shots. Thus Mix-3 runs through a history of cuts und burns in film footage which then heal. (Bert Rebhandl) Who could be lonely gazing out a window like this one? Light and glass frame and refract the rhythms and colors of playful contemplation for Dietmar Brehm´s ecstatic lens. Panes and puns reflect inside as we lean on the sill to look out. (Austin Cinematexas)

Orig. Title
Mix-3 (1983-1999)
14 min
Dietmar Brehm
Orig. Language
not specified
Dietmar Brehm
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
Sound Format
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens
Montréal - Festival International du Nouveau Film et de la Video
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
Denver - Int. Film Festival
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival