FILM IST. Recherche (FILM IST. Research)
120 pages, 72 illustrations, bw/color, bound. (landscape format).
ISBN 3 85449 199 9
Cinema reduced to a piece of paper. Moving images, drawn and described. This culminates in: similarities, approximations, summaries, parodies, to a short-circuit in film viewing. Flaming melodramas, adorable comedies: the beautiful lies of cinematography, condensed, reproduced, exposed.
Cinema is the art of signs and sign constellations. Here it is confronted with its own naïveté and demoted to the most necessary: the spectacular image and the trivial phrase.
The present volume documents sketches and notes on the surface and the motifs of silent film: from paragon to copy to afterimage; from photographic to drawn to scripted image. The result of textual-graphic research by artists Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek. A work of automated lyricism and approximate hand drawing.
Idea / Concept
Nico de Klerk
Marianne Kubaczek / Wolfgang Pircher
Hanna Schimek / Gustav Deutsch