The Act of Thinking

This is a portrait of Peter Weibel, and at the same time a reflection on the medium film. As Peter Weibel looks silently into the camera (and thus to the audience) his own difficult text on the subject "Nimm eine Handvoll Zelluloid" ("Take a handful of celluloid;" published as Werkstatt Blatt 3, ed. Gottfried Schlemmer) is heard in his own voice. Due to the complexity of human language and the imperfection of the human ear, this linguistic information can only be imperfectly communicated to the audience. A film about the difference between cinema and literature. (E.S.jr.)
(This film is part of Schmidt´s 20 Action and Destruction Films.)

Orig. Title
Denkakt
Year
1968
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
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Credits
Director
Ernst Schmidt jr.
Actor/Actress
Peter Weibel
Speaker
Peter Weibel
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)