Sick Building

A supposedly uninhabited corridor falls prey to a gelatinous entity: Slowly a white fluid seeps forth from behind a corner, drops upward from floor to ceiling and forms stalactites. Cut adrift from all physical laws, normality becomes unhinged. Practical architecture meets science fiction: Something is haunting the interior space, in an alarming way.

(Berd Oppl)


Before the viewers´ gaze, an empty, sterile space appears. Behind a corner, a white, gelatine-like substance flows out, forming a puddle. The liquid begins to form stalactites and drip from the floor onto the ceiling. The viscous, bio organic substance begins to take over the space and disperse in it chaotically, like an organic creature, until it collects itself and rigidifies into drip-stone-like shapes.

(Crossing Europe Cataloge, 2012)

Orig. Title
Sick Building
Year
2013
Country
Austria
Duration
7 min
Director
Bernd Oppl
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Bernd Oppl
Concept & Realization
Bernd Oppl
Cinematography
Bernd Oppl, Karin Fisslthaler
Art Direction
Bernd Oppl
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2013
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival
2014
Basel - Clair-obscur Filmfestival