Adebar

Adebar is the first metric film, followed by Schwechater (1958) and Arnulf Rainer (1960).

In Adebar, only certain shot lenghts are used and the image material in the film is combined according
to certain rules. For instance, there is a consistent alternation between positive and negative. The film´s images are extremely high contrast black-and-white shots of dancing figures; the images are stripped down to their black-and-white essentials so that they can be used in an almost terrifyingly precise construct of image, motion, and repeated sound.

(Fred Camper)


Kubelka´s works are sound films. Here, at last, is a filmmaker´s ear that creates in contrapunctal
accord with his eye in the making.
If the projection of Adebar is perfectly synced the experience is an indescribably new one for any with eyes and ears to see/hear it.

(Stan Brakhage)

Orig. Title
Adebar
Year
1957
Country
Austria
Duration
1 min 30 sec
Director
Peter Kubelka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Peter Kubelka
Realisation
Peter Kubelka
Concept
Peter Kubelka
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
stereo
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
mono
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1999
Teplice - Int. Art Film Festival Trencianske
Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche
2000
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
2001
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival
2002
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival
2004
Tampere - Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI
Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival