PETER WEIBEL: DEPICTION IS A CRIME - Video Works 1969-75

“Why a crime? In literary times the observer could not only observe but also be involved in the action itself and report afterwards with words. With pictures you cannot do this, because you are confronted with the decision: either to act / to intervene or to observe / to make a picture, because you cannot at the same time intervene and make a picture. A literary poet can be involved in an action and report afterwards, a picture poet cannot report with pictures afterwards. If he wants to make a picture of a man killing another one, he has no time to prevent the killing, and if he does not prevent it, then he cannot take the picture. However, with this picture he can communicate the killing to us. This kind of involvement is the same at home: detached. Time and morality: The price of a picture is sometimes a victim.”

– Peter Weibel

“Peter Weibel’s (earlier works) ... belong to the heroic years of a period of upheaval in which everything seemed possible in art. However, the artist not only made his appearance as a critic of public media but took the opportunity of presenting his own themes.”

– Hans Belting, Art Historian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
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PETER WEIBEL: DEPICTION IS A CRIME - Video Works 1969-75
(Austria, 1969 - 1975)

Director: Peter Weibel

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THE PUBLIC AS EXHIBIT (PUBLIKUM ALS EXPONAT)
(Austria, 1969)

• 1:20 minutes
• Video excerpts, photographs
• B&W
• Sound 

MORE WARMTH AMONG HUMAN BEINGS (MEHR WÄRME UNTER DIE MENSCHEN)
(Austria, 1972)

• 2:30 minutes

DEPICTION IS A CRIME (ABBILDUNG IST EIN VERBRECHEN)
(Austria, 1970)

• 1:30 minutes

INTERVALS (INTERVALLE)
(Austria, 1971)

• 1 minute

TV-NEWS (TV-DEATH II) (TV-NEWS (TV-TOD II))
(Austria, 1970)

• 5:50 minutes

SYNTHESIS. ON/OFF (SYNTHESIS. EIN/AUS)
(Austria, 1972)

• 1:50 minutes

TV-AQUARIUM (TV-DEATH II) (TV-AQUARIUM (TV-TOD I))
(Austria, 1970) 

• 1:30 minutes

THE ENDLESS SANDWICH
(Austria, 1969) 

• 2 minutes

EVERY ACTION CAUSES ANOTHER (JEDE AKTION LÖST EINE ANDERE AUS)
(Austria, 1967)

• 0:20 minutes

IMAGINARY WATER SCULPTURE (IMAGINÄRE WASSERPLASTIK)
(Austria, 1971)

• 0:50 minutes

SWITCHERSEX
(Austria, 1972)

• 5:35 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Silent

TRITITY (TRITITÄT)
(Austria, 1975)

• 8:35 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

SELF LIMITATION – SELF DRAWING – SELF DESCRIPTION (SELBSTBEGRENZUNG—SELBSTBEZEICHNUNG - SELBSTBESCHREIBUNG)
(Austria, 1974)

• 12:40 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Silent

PARENTHETICAL IDENTITY (PARENTHETISCHE IDENTITÄT)
(Austria, 1974)

• 3:10 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

MONODROM
(Austria, 1972)

• 5:30 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

CHAMBER MUSIC (HAUSMUSIK)
(Austria, 1972)

• 17:55 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

TIMEBLOOD (ZEITBLUT)
(Austria, 1972)

• 4 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 01:16:05

Published By: Index DVD

Booklet Text: Hans Belting (Bilingual German & English)

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