Schwechater

Cinema is not movement. Cinema is the projection of stills.

(Peter Kubelka)


Kubelka´s achievement is that he has taken Soviet montage one step further. While Eisenstein used shots as the basic units and edited them together in a pattern to make meanings, Kubelka has gone back to the individual still frame as the essence of cinema. the fact that a projected film consists of 24 still images per second serves as the basis of his art.

(Fred Camper)

Orig. Title
Schwechater
Year
1958
Country
Austria
Duration
1 min
Director
Peter Kubelka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
Schwechater (Image)
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
colour
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
mono
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
colour
Festivals (Selection)
1998
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
1999
Teplice - Int. Art Film Festival Trencianske
Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche
2001
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival
2002
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
2004
Tampere - Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI
Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival