04.12.2014 to 30.01.2015 - ASIFAKEIL, Raum D / Q21
Christoph Steffner: Filmmachine 5.1/Spy film 1991-2014
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Opening with Screening: Thu, Dec 04, 19:00, Raum D / quartier21
Venue: ASIFAKEIL, Electric Avenue
From a series of filmmachines since 1987 Filmmachine 5 is one of the so called cold machines that get along without a projector.
They don‘t show the film picture by picture but permanently and in its entirety. The cinematic time-picture mutates to a woven space-time-picture. The condensed, layered and overlapping film in space becomes a choreographic pattern, a metapicture of film in its entirety. Parallels to Big Data as a metalevel of global dataflows provide the motive for the film.
Spy film shows the NSA seal-eagle as an abstract weaving pattern, being de- and reconstructed by the filmic network. Only every few minutes the picture of the entire eagle flashes as a break between the cycles.
At the opening on Thu, Dec 04 Christoph Steffner shows a documentary about his work and a selection of his films in Raum D / quartier21.
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Image: Filmmachine 5.1/Spy film, 1991-2014, unperforated 16mm film, marker, steel, electric drive, 78 x 74 x 30 cm © Christoph Steffner, 1991-2014