PETER TSCHERKASSKY: ATTRACTIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER ROMANCES

"While engaged in a process of deconstruction, Peter Tscherkassky also recognizes the power of cinema, utilizing its control over space and time, in order to uncover the energies of motion and story, of the violence inherent in both revolt and containment. As the materials of the moving image now undergo transformation, as the very term film perhaps become anachronistic, his films make clear that a radical cinema does not simply fetishize the material that filmmakers work with, but rather interrogates those materials and forms for the energies they contain and the meanings they can liberate, through the labor and processes which the maker and the viewer participate in. The future is still arriving, even as the past is constantly being restaged and reinvented within the dark rooms of motion pictures."

– Tom Gunning

 
 
 

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PETER TSCHERKASSKY: ATTRACTIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER ROMANCES
(Austria, 1982-2010)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

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PARALLEL SPACE: INTER-VIEW
(Austria, 1992)

Sound Elements: Armin Schmickl
Sound Design: Peter Tscherkassky
Voice: Tim Sharp
Cast: Julian Sharp, Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Max Mattuschka, Iris Vogelsang, Peter Tscherkassky

• 18 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound 

EROTIQUE
(Austria, 1982)

• 1:40 minutes
• Super-8
• B&W, color
• Sound

HAPPY-END
(Austria, 1996)

 11 minutes
• 35mm (Super-8 blow-up)
• Color
• Sound

SHOT - COUNTERSHOT
(Austria, 1987)

 0:22 minutes
• 16mm (Super-8 blow-up)
• B&W
• Silent

NACHTSTÜCK (NOCTURNE)
(Austria, 2006)

• 1 minute
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound

COMING ATTRACTIONS
(Austria, 2010)

• 25 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A LIGHT AND SOUND MACHINE
(Austria, 2005)

Soundtrack: Dirk Schaefer

• 17 minutes
• 35mm CinemaScope
• B&W
• Sound

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Bonus Material

BALLET 16
(Austria, 1984)

Dance: Regina Baumgart

• 4 minutes
• Super-8
• B&W
• Silent

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Total Running Time: 01:18:02 

Booklet Text: Christoph Huber (Bilingual German & English)

Published By: Index DVD

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