StillLiving - Regulated Passions IV

What isn´t caught, does not exist;

what has been caught is dead.



Nude human beings in front of a black background, objects of perpetual motion, ritualistic movements. Physical exercises. The bodies, faceless, in a catalogue of gestures, become elements of a composition, part of a landscape, film props. Human dissection, material and machine.


The film is a succession of thousands of still lives. StillLiving is composed of three thousand photographs. Each photograph has been separately elaborated, and it is the film camera which enables the construction of new movement - sequences from stills. The movements of the bodies originate in the movement of the images - in their transition from one standstill / still life to the next.


Leonardo interpreted walking as a rhythmical succession of falling movements.
Every film frame is divided - a place of two-fold events and double technical movement. Electronic picture is confronted with real picture andultimately they dissolve into each other. This is the rule of the film, which only is broken in a few sequences.

(Institut für Evidenzwissenschaft)


Silent visual choreography of naked human bodies, photographed in black & white, that have become objects in a still-life. Thousands of shots of bodies stilled in photos are put back into motion by the film. Two parallel series of pictures suggest teamwork.
In 1990 the artists Caroline Weihs, Barbara Graf and Michael Domes founded the Institut für Evidenzwissenschaft for aesthetic and experimental research.

(25th International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Orig. Title
StillLeben - Geordnete Leidenschaften IV
Year
1995
Country
Austria
Duration
11 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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StillLiving (Image)
Credits
Director
Institut für Evidenzwissenschaft
Concept
Barbara Graf, Caroline Weihs, Michael Domes
Cinematography
Michael Domes, Caroline Weihs, Barbara Graf
Videography
Caroline Weihs, Barbara Graf, Michael Domes
Editing
Caroline Weihs, Michael Domes, Barbara Graf
Fotos
Caroline Weihs, Barbara Graf, Michael Domes
Actor/Actress
Caroline Weihs, Barbara Graf, Michael Domes
Production
Institut für Evidenzwissenschaft
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Salzburg - Diagonale - Festival des Österreichischen Films
1996
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Ann Arbor - Film Festival
Carolina - Film & Video Festival
Edinburgh - Fringe Film and Video Festival
Onion City - Film Festival Chicago
Denver - Int. Film Festival
Olympia - Film Festival
New Jersey - Black Maria Festival
Györ - Mediawave
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film und Video Festival
1997
Toronto - IMAGES - Independent Film & Video Festival
1998
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts