FILM IST - live music to film event presented at
the International Short Film Symposium and the 50th Cork Film Festival
October 8th, Millenium Hall, Cork Ireland @ 9pm
FILM IST Director: Gustav Deutsch
The music of FILM IST: phonographics is done live
by contemporary electronic musicians/composers Werner Dafeldecker,
Christian Fennesz, Martin Siewert and Burkhard Stangl. The source
material is strongly related to the original score to FILM IST:
7-12, where the music was created parallel to the film editing process,
and each of the composers had access to a vast collective pool of
sounds deriving from all four musicians.
In its live incarnation however, there is also a strong
element of improvisation involved (all 4 of them are internationally
renowned improvisers) which makes every FILM IST. phonographics
performance unique and very much linked to the specific space and
place where it is happening.
For additional information :
FILM IST. (1-12) - DVD Installation
FILM IST.(1-12) is intended to be an artistic contribution
to the discourse about those questions arising from dealing with
a deeper understanding of the way optical-acoustic media work. As
a work in progress the project approaches the principles which lie
at the foundation of the media film. It does not claim to be a theoretical
work but tries, on the basis of a long engagement with the material,
to track down some of the building blocks of perception and some
of the effects of moving images.
FILM IST.(1-12) the DVD installation - as a non-linear
method of access - enables an extended consideration of these 'building
blocks' of the visual language. Loops which repeatedly present selected
sequences give them a quite different meaning to the one they have
in a linear viewing context.The gaze back to the beginnings of the
medium is meant to be focused in the present by its use of up-to-date
techniques (montage techniques, loops, soundtrack etc.) and at the
same time to face in the direction of the future.
FILM IST.(1-6) is dedicated to the science laboratory
as one birthplace of film, FILM IST. (7-12) is concerned with the
fun fair and Varieté as the second birthplace of film.
Especially in light of the fact that these images from the beginning
of the medium have been dammed to the archives or at best seen only
by film fans, the use the DVD installation as a presentation platform,
enabling access by a quite different public in locations other than
normal cinemas, would appear to be particularly appropriate.