Twisted Eyes – 2nd Video Version

Two men threaten a woman.
In the found-footage construction Twisted Eyes (originally a 16mm film, 11:30 min., b&w, silent, 2002) we see two observers who observe each other while being observed by a third observer, who in turn is being observed by the first two observers. The observation turns increasingly obtrusive, and ultimately threatening.
Video Version-2 is a negative-image conversion, tinted red. In contrast to the blue-tinted realistic first version, this made a little manipulation by means of editing necessary, and the conclusion with the dark forest was abandoned completely. As a result the lead actress final gaze is defined as a look into emptiness.
The ghostly atmosphere of the second video version is intensified by a crackling-fire soundtrack.

(Dietmar Brehm)


Artist Dietmar Brehm of Linz, remaining true to the obsessions he has cultivated over decades, shows in classic found-footage style optically altered clips from old porn movies. Turned-up Eyes is not a "best of" compilation of sex scenes; on the contrary, it represents a disturbing montage of glances and gestures charged with implicit lust.

(Michael Loebenstein)

Orig. Title
Verdrehte Augen – 2. Videoversion
Year
2002 - 2009
Country
Austria
Duration
11 min 30 sec
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Concept & Realization
Dietmar Brehm
Supported by
Stadt Linz, Land Oberösterreich, Innovative Film Austria
Available Formats
Digital Betacam (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2009
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
2010
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens (Special Mention Experimental Section)
Seoul - EXis (Experimental Film- & Videofestival)
Jihlava Documentary Film Festival
Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival
Bradford - BAF Animation Festival
Victoria - Antimatter Underground Film Festival