tabula rasa

The target of tabula rasa is the heart of cinema: Voyeuristic desire as the pre-condition for any cinematic pleasure is here at stake. What Christian Metz and Jacques Lacan have established in theory is rendered as film in tabula rasa.

At the beginning we see only shadows from which the picture of a woman undressing herself hesitantly emerges. But finally at the potential point of recognition, an image of the camera is bi-packed with the image of the woman, thus obscuring our view of her. tabula rasa takes the fundamental principle of voyeurism, namely distance, literally: It shows us the object of desire but continually removes it from our gaze. (Gabriele Jutz)

Orig. Title
tabula rasa
Year
1989
Country
Austria
Duration
17 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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tabula rasa (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Concept
Peter Tscherkassky
Production
Peter Tscherkassky
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival