Light Matter

Five minutes of pure irritation of the retina in the human eye. It all starts with dim flashes of light slowly intensifying into a staccato of dark and light, with extreme contrasts. Stimulating the eye´s photo-receptors, the impulses work their way to the brain, creating an illusion of color where there is nothing but an inferno of black and white. Virgil Widrich refers to a phenomenon first described by two scientists in the 19th century. The effect is perceived differently by every viewer. You may glimpse some distant colors in the depths of the strobe, or you may be reminded of 1980s´ gaming aesthetics with visuals flashing in red and green. (Viennale 2018, Gunnar Landsgesell)

Orig. Title
Light Matter
Year
2018
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min
Director
Virgil Widrich
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
not specified
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Light Matter (Image)
Credits
Director
Virgil Widrich
Music
Siegfried Friedrich
Postproduction
Bernhard Schlick
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound Format
stereo
Festivals (Selection)
2018
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
2019
Dresden - Filmfest
Cork - Int. Film Festival