21 fragments of a feature film made in India, found in Casablanca, re-worked in Vienna.
Viennale trailer 1995
39 fragments of an Indian feature film with French and Arabic subtitles were found on Boulevard Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah in Casablanca. Of these, 21 were used to (re) construct a one minute story comprising 4 parts which take place in 4 locations dictated by the original material: 1 – horse-drawn carriage, 2 – swimming pool, 3 – petrol station, 4 – bar. The thematic areas are: 1 – love, 2 – jealousy, 3 – crime, 4 – business dealings. The length of each fragment is as found, the sequences re-ordered and separated from each other by a single monchromatic frame. Each of the four headings has a colour and a word assigned to it. The colours are as follows: 1 – orange, 2 – turquoise, 3 – violet, 4 – blue. The words: 1 – Film, 2 – Speaks, 3 – Many, 4 – Languages. The words (in white letters) cover the whole area of the screen, with the appropriate color as background. The pieces are preserved as found and seen as a film object – the accumulated damage, dirt, sound track and perforation are visible.
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Blow Up Filmtechnik
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