Graf Zokan (Franz West)

The focus narrows to short cuts relating to the place were the footage was shot, then moves to the portrait´s subject, Franz West, sitting at a wine tavern´s table. From this point on the film deals with the process of shooting film itself and the distribution of positions in front of and behind the camera. What does it mean, filming someone whose position of power is linked to the role behind the camera? The film shows what normally isn´t visible - the "layman´s" uncertainty when being filmed.

(Hemma Schmutz)

Orig. Title
Graf Zokan (Franz West)
Year
1969
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Friedl vom Gröller
Cinematography
Friedl vom Gröller
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w