大大大推薦！！様々な既存の映像を使い新たに創作する手法"ファウンド・フッテージ"の主要作家の一人であるオーストリアのPeter Tscherkassky(ペーター・チェルカスキー)。先鋭的映像作品の出版を続ける自国Indexから待望の3作目がリリース！！ 今回は80年代の4作品 + 2015年の1作品という古いフィルムを軸とした編集となっており、毎度の如くアトラクション的感覚にも似た異様なリズム/変化を放ち続ける超傑作イメージ集！！マスト。
BLOOD-LETTING, 1981, 11:00 min, FILM OF LOVE, 1982, 8:00 min, HOLIDAY FILM, 1983, 9:00 min, TABULA RASA, 1989, 17:00 min, THE EXQUISITE CORPUS, 2015, 19:00 min
"Approaching the Exquisite Corpus" was an alternative title we considered for this DVD release. It would have indicated how the films introduced here from my early Super 8 phase already evidence an artistically consistent path leading to my most recent production to date, The Exquisite Corpus, and highlighted my endeavor since the 1980s to make the specific
qualities of the analog film medium sensuously tangible in the form of "exquisite ecstasies". No matter how various the imagery of Blood-Letting, Film of Love, Holiday Film, tabula rasa or The Exquisite Corpus, each of these films crystalizes an essential impulse at the heart of my entire artistic work: to expose the utterly distinct nature of analog film in all its unique beauty, a potential and vision neither available nor transferrable to any other medium.
A dream narrative of a sleeping beauty a nudist found unconscious on a beach intertwining different films, different bodies, caresses, screams of shock and cries of ardour, The Exquisite Corpus works to collapse the line between the filmed body, Tscherkassky´s nudes in search of each other and of satisfaction, and the film body, the celluloid that has captured these bodies, the celluloid Tscherkassky meticulously manipulates in his darkroom. Such darkroom magic teases and exposes the film itself, frames layered on one another, images masked and unmasked, perforations and flung celluloid strips playing their own game of seduction and consummation somehow at once on top of and within the choice (s)excerpts. This is where Tscherkassky´s love for celluloid is wedded to his source films´ love for flesh, where the pathways to climax narrative and sexual are built from the same component parts of mystery, attraction, rhythm, repetition, variation, new sensations, and ecstasy.