Vintage Print

Medial triptych through time as stunning journey of discovery: a photographic landscape scenario starts to become animated to the rhythm of crickets´ chirping; hops back and forth and over the course of the work runs through mutations that originate, on the one hand, in the filmic medium, and on the other hand, the digital. Where picture succeeds picture and a stroboscopic flicker and the patina of a filmstrip are discernable, we glide into the medial rhythm—temporality—of analogue film. Where the image stacks up and becomes temporalized mainly through pixel mutations, the digital algorithms can be perceived in the duration of the work.

The delirious beauty of Vintage Print arises from this trinity: photography, film, and digital image. That which, in chronological order, decisively changed and determined our perception of the world over the past ca. 150 years, appears here condensed in thirteen minutes—first one after the other, then entirely overlapped and merged into one another. In a certain sense, an experience of time is generated here that is more than the sum of its medial parts, a meditative unrest, which is both intellectual and sensual. The encounter with Vintage Print resembles a high-frequency permanent vacillation of audiovisual affects, which make us dizzy and at the same time, radiates the calm of a landscape: bathing in the swirl of medial phenomena, we hear people talking and laughing, a helicopter tears apart the sky. The pounding noise of its blades brings to mind horses galloping towards us from a distance, and thereby once again, on the speeding up of the individual images by means of the apparatus.

(Alejandro Bachmann)

Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

Orig. Title
Vintage Print
13 min
Orig. Language
No Dialogue
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Concept & Realization
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Anna Katharina Laggner, Christoph Ruschak
Supported by
BKA - innovative film, Land Oberösterreich
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
Sound Format
Dolby 5.1.
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour, b/w
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
Berlin - Intern. Filmfestspiele Berlinale - Shorts
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI (best short film in the Avant-Garde & Genre Competition)
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival
Wien - VIS Vienna Independent Shorts (Best Film int. Competition „Animation&Avant Garde“)
Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget
Edinburgh - International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary - Int. Film Festival
Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens
Wroclaw - New Horizons Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival (Best Photography)
Montréal - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Limassol - Cyrus Int. Short Film Festival
Lausanne LUFF Underground Film Festival
Uppsala - Int. Short Film Festival
Jihlava Documentary Film Festival
Santiago de Compostela - Curtocircuito (Young Jury Award for Best Short Film)
Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage
Cork - IndieCork Film Festival
Hamburg - Katarakt Festival
Bratislava - Febiofest
Wroclaw - WRO-International Media Art Biennale
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival
Jena - CELLU L´ART Shortfilm Festival
Hangchen - Jinzhen Short Film Festival