Siegfried A. Fruhauf AT, 2019, 8', DCP

During the production of Thorax I had the historical work Anémic cinema by Marcel Duchamp in mind. This avant-garde film classic from 1926 is an intricated dadaistic masterpiece, but the title seems to specify something. The “anemic cinema” refers directly to the machine, the bloodless apparatus behind the cinematic space of illusion. By presenting the viewers a purely abstract image, the human organism was completely removed from the screen. Thorax brings the organism back into projection. But its body no longer carries conventional humanoid features. The anatomy is converted to a purely cinematographic phenomenon, which surrounds, as a play of light, an uncovered throbbing heart. (Siegfried A. Fruhauf)

Thu 24/9 Kino SC 20:00