Trendfollower

A bubble is far from an economic crisis. Only when bubbles of extremely different order unexpectedly begin to break through, when market trend behavior can no longer be steered back into arranged paths, does a system threaten to totter out of balance.
Thus suggests Didi Bruckmayr´s trendfollower – a sort of hyper-pop clip on the current economic and financial situation. First, abstractly visualized market events are lifted as a whole onto a three-dimensional geometric grid. In the form of pulsating cone, bubble, cube, and other spatial bulges, a pot-pourri, hyperactive wheeling and dealing plays out, which the naked eye loses its ability to follow, the more staccato-like the gaudy elastic discharge of form rains down on us.
The soundtrack, a hypermotoric, gloomy, technoid, electro piece offers the spasmodic structural death throes a menacing resonating space. Then comes the Big Bang: dice, cube, bubbles, and other micro-spheres burst their grid shape enclosure and become what they had always been subliminally: anarchic swarms of particles that no longer know any up or down; know no regulation and no law, but instead, flow wildly through one another and have an effect one another in a way that is just as spontaneous as it is self-regulating.
As though a temporarily ordered, but highly fragile system re-(gains) its primal cosmic state. As though there were no way back to the trendy, pop illusionary balance, which, at the beginning, still has a beguiling effect on viewers. "We do not offer comfort," recites the dark voice of the singer and trendfollower dissolves this, inbuilt, in triumphant chaos.

(Christian Höller)

Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt


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Orig. Title
Trendfollower
Year
2009
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min 50 sec
Director
Didi Bruckmayr
Category
Animation/Pixilation
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Trendfollower (Image)
Credits
Director
Didi Bruckmayr
Music
Fuckhead
Animation
Didi Bruckmayr
Available Formats
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2009
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Wien - VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Roma - Abstracta Festival
Belgrad - Balkanima Anim. Film Festival
2010
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Bukarest - anim'est animation film festival
Ljubiljana Animateka - Int. Animation Film Festival