Cerolax II

In this film, a 1 1/2 minute long satire on TV commercials, Mara Mattuschka uses black and white live animation. The star, Mimi Minus, has been invited to introduce the sale of a new product: a sticky-black brain washing soap, which M.M. first applies to her reflection, in order to wash one of her brain hemispheres clean, afterwards she applies the soap to her body: she sprays all the marks on her body and changes the spots to a new shade, then she numbs her senses with the miracle soap: first the pubic area, then the armpits, then the eyes, mouth and ears. In the end, the slightly devastated and freshly-cleansed housewife puts on a wig and looks scrutinizingly into the camera/mirror.

(Christa Blüminger, "Die Gesichter der Mara Mattuschka," in: (eds.) Alexander Horwath, Lisl Ponger, Gottfried Schlemmer, Avantgardefilm. Österreich. 1950 bis heute, Vienna 1995)

Orig. Title
Cerolax II
Year
1985
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
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Cerolax II (Image)
Cerolax II (Image)
Cerolax II (Image)
Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Mara Mattuschka
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Sound
Mara Mattuschka
Animation
Mara Mattuschka
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Digital File (prores, h264)
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33