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Fugue

Runtime:
8 min.
Year of Production:
2015
Country:
Germany/Canada
Director:
Cast:
Kerstin Schroedinger
Production Company:
Schroedinger, Kerstin
Berlinale Section:
Forum

Framed by a grid, an elusive figure performs a number of movements, leaving traces of light on the film emulsion, while short texts are projected onto the figure, obscured by the uneven surface of its body. “In music, a fugue is defined as a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices. It builds on a motif that is introduced at the beginning in imitation and recurs frequently in the course of the composition. Fugue is a formal and physical experiment in order to understand the relationship between image, sound, and movement. The movements and the setting are informed by motion studies that were conducted and filmed at the beginning of the 20th century with the aim to use film making for analyzing motions of manual mechanized labor as well as concepts of biomechanics that elaborate the relation between body and mind as a form of actor’s training. In the film, the movements that are recorded are also printed on the part of the film strip that is read as optical sound by the light sensitive sensor of the projector. What you hear is what you see. The image recurs as movement and the movement recurs as sound.” Kerstin Schroedinger

BIOGRAFIE Kerstin Schroedinger

Kerstin Schroedinger is an artist currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. She works with video, sound, and text with a histographic practice, questioning the means of production, historical continuities, and the ideological certainties of representation. She received a diploma in Visual Communication/Media at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg in 2007, and a MRes in Aural and Visual Cultures/Art History at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010, where she has also been a guest lecturer at the Centre for Research Architecture since 2008. She is also
a teaching assistant at Zurich University of the Arts. Her artistic and curatorial practice is collaborative.

FILMOGRAFIE Kerstin Schroedinger (selection)

2015 Fugue  2014 Rainbow's Gravity  2011 Red, she said  2010 Translating the other  2010 Rigid things can always be moved about  2009 as found  2007 anstatt dass  2004 Das Monument 

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