Moving Picture

My starting point is the astonishing experience of the changes in one and the same picture. The motive of the film is the view out of my studio window in Schönlaterngasse. I have observed the transition from street to sky over a longer period. Changes in the day, the seasons and my inner psychological state bring movement to the frozen frame. The inner changes are a particular point of emphasis in the film. The experience of the freeze frame view is overlapped by material corresponding to the psychic layers of consciousness. I imagine various motives in the street - for example, glittering water with flying white seagulls, a portrait of Barbara Stanwyck, a scene from Berin and one from San Francisco.

(Linda Christanell)


A house facade as compressed memory, an ephemeral film between inside and out, between then and now. In Linda Christanell´s newest film Moving Picture, the opulent presentation of fetishistically decorated tabeaus has made way for a material-transposing montage technique. The applied viewpoint (via Barbara Stanwyck) opens up multi-dimensional insights and varies thoses poetic aspects which have till now been indicative of Christanell´s moving (in both senses of the word) images. The results are new cadenzas in sound and picture.

(Ulrike Sladek)

Orig. Title
Moving Picture
Year
1995
Country
Austria
Duration
11 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Linda Christanell
Script
Linda Christanell
Cinematography
Linda Christanell
Music
Linda Christanell
Editing
Linda Christanell
Sound
Linda Christanell
Production
Linda Christanell
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
25 fps
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
25 fps
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Salzburg - Diagonale - Festival des Österreichischen Films
1996
Triest - Alpe Adria Cinema - Film Festival
Madrid - ARCO - Semana de Cine Experimental
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
Tokyo - Image Forum Festival
Utrecht - Impakt Festival
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival
Köln - feminale - Int. Frauenfilmfestival
Glasgow - new visions
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film und Video Festival
Denver - Int. Film Festival
1997
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Ann Arbor - Film Festival
Graz - film+arc.
Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage