Die letzten Bilder der Nacht

Before the introduction of 24-hour programming on Austrian state television in 1994, the last pictures (and sounds) of the night were two shots of the Austrian flag (including the federal eagle) with a dissolve, waving in the wind. The soundtrack was the national anthem. This nightly “clip,” which is Paul Divjaks film, is repeated as something else. The flag stood for something that was destined to fail because of historical changes in the media. It stood for the demarcation of borders: between night and day and between the dark ages of television history and the dawning age of permanent overexposure.

(Drehli Robnik)

Orig. Title
Die letzten Bilder der Nacht
Year
1996
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min
Director
Paul Divjak
Category
Animation/Pixilation
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Paul Divjak
Available Formats
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Color Format
colour