Scientific Setups

21 April, 2013 - 13:00
Paddenhoek
Re-search: Search and search, and search again – so why not use film’s capacity to record, show and manipulate movement and to make visible/readable that which normally eludes the eye? The Lumière machine’s first film trick, relating to the demolition of a wall, is followed by Ray L. Birdwhistell’s discovery of the human mother’s pelvic thrust while looking at zoo animals and by the accelerated blossoming of a flower in the pantheistic Die Seele der Pflanzen. The present-day works Exploration and RaumZeitHund reformulate the notion of “scientific film”, extending their psychological and zoological research towards an analysis of their own tools – the experimental setup of camera, object and viewer.

Curated by Alejandro Bachmann & Alexander Horwath (Austrian Film Museum)

Démolition d’un mur

Cinématographe Lumière
,
FR
,
1896
,
35mm
,
b&w
,
2'

Microcultural Incidents in 10 Zoos

Ray L. Birdwhistell
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US
,
1971
,
16mm
,
colour
,
33'

Die Seele der Pflanzen (The Soul of Plants)

Universum-Film AG (UFA)
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DE
,
1922
,
35mm
,
b&w
,
9'

Exploration

Joerg Burger
,
AT
,
2003
,
Digibeta
,
colour
,
19'

RaumZeitHund (SpaceTimeDog)

Nikolaus Eckhard
,
AT
,
2010
,
35mm
,
colour
,
6'