Dream Work

Dream Work does not so much present dream content than filmic methods of representation corresponding to Freudian dream work: mechanisms of displacement and condensation are seen in relation to figurative elements found in Tscherkassky’s source material. Tscherkassky processes these in a manner that resembles Freud’s description of the compression (Pressung) of dream thoughts that takes place in the work of dreams, whereby “components are turned, crumble, and get pushed together, like drift ice”.
(Christa Blümlinger)

Just like in a real dream, Dream Work does not contain individual and unconnected images; although each image is radically arbitrary, the context is so compelling that an alternative is inconceivable. (Bert Rebhandl)

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Orig. Title
Dream Work
11 min
Orig. Language
No Dialogue
Dream Work (Image)
Dream Work (Image)
Dream Work (Image)
Peter Tscherkassky
Kiawasch Saheb Nassagh
Supported by
Niederösterreich Kultur, BKA. Kunst
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35 (CinemaScope)
Sound Format
Dolby Surround
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
DCP 2K scope (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35 (CinemaScope)
Sound Format
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
Festivals (Selection)
Wien - Viennale - Int. Filmfestwochen
Brest - Festival du Film Court
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
New York - Film Festival
New Jersey - Black Maria Festival
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
Windsor - Media City
Sundance Film Festival
Toronto - IMAGES - Independent Film & Video Festival
Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget
Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens
Odense - Int. Film Festival
Cannes - Festival de Cannes
Jerusalem - Film Festival
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Teplice - Int. Art Film Festival Trencianske
Sao Paulo - Short Film Festival
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival
Aukland - New Zealand Int. Film Festival
Split - Festival of New Film and Video
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film-,Video-& Multimedia-Festival
Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage
Utrecht - Impakt Festival
Uppsala - Int. Short Film Festival
London - BFI International Film Festival
Cork - Int. Film Festival
Madrid - Semana de Cine Experimental
Athens - Film Festival
Barcelona - L’ALTERNATIVA - II Mostra Internacional de Cinema Alternatiu
Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche
Wiesbaden - exground on screen
Augsburg - Kurzfilmwochenende
Leipzig - Dok Leipzig - Int. Festival für Dok.- u. Animationsfilm
Montréal - Festival International du Nouveau Film et de la Video
Amiens - Festival Int. du Film
Denver - Int. Film Festival
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
New York - Expo of Short Film & Video
Strasbourg - Forum du Cinema Européen
Manchester Int. Short Film & Video Festival
Clermont-Ferrand - Festival de Court Metrage
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films
Nantucket - Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Bamberg - Kurzfilmtage
Istanbul - Int. Short Film Festival
Dresden - Filmfest
Singapore International Film Festival
Wiesbaden - exground on screen
Triest - Alpe Adria Cinema - Film Festival
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival
Ann Arbor - Film Festival
Tokyo - Image Forum Festival
Brisbane - Int. Film Festival
Saarbrücken - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival