FILM AS A SENSITIVE BODY

October 24th, 2016.

16mm frames of the 13 films made by the students of Distruktur's class Film as a sensitive body / Film als empfindsamer Körper (with co-teacher Viktoria Schmid) during the Salzburger Sommerakademie - August 2016

The following text was written and read by participant Julian Kamil as an introduction to the 3 presentations of the films in Salzburg.

"In our class we worked with 16 mm film. For most of us it was a first contact with this medium. In the two week course we realized 13 short films by 10 participants of the course. To put your idea for a film into life – you have to work collectively. We worked in three groups, parallelly: two groups shooting on locations and one group developing films in the darkroom. We used cameras: Kinor and Krasnogorsk, and negative or reversal 16 mm films, depending on the project.
Working with film camera requires that you rely on optics and light measurements – not so much on what you see with your eyes. And the result cannot be seen immediately. In the second phase you develop the film in the darkroom. You follow the sequence of baths, the accurate time of each bath, the proper temperature of chemical developers. Only when the film is exposed you can see it. And continue working on editing and postproduction, mechanical or chemical.
Film is a sensitive body. It is sensitive to light but also sensitive in the sense of 'fragile'. It can be easily damaged, jammed, overexposed or burnt.
In the name of our class participants – big thank you to our teachers Distruktur – Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn and our coteacher Viktoria Schmid for all their work, knowledge, efforts and energies. We would like to thank to the technical team for all the support."


A LAND
Hossam Dirar


VIDRIO 55kg m2
Alba Foguel


ARCHIVE FEVER
Kamil Julian


THE SENSITIVE BODY IS LIKE A FILM
Hajnalka Tulisz


THE MYSTERY WHICH STILL BINDS ME
Elisabeth Hamberger


SCHLAF STADT / STILL MOVING
Robert Waldmann


3.798m
Anna Margit Erber


BLINDSPOT
Anna Margit Erber


MORNING IMPRESSION
Ilona Schneider


PERFORMANCE
Ilona Schneider


DIE DROHUNG DER VERRÜCKTHEIT GEHT VON DER FRAU AUS
Masha Matzke


I AM NOT THERE
Markus Maicher


AS YOU ARE COMING CLOSER
Markus Maicher