Ballett 16

My interest in the individual frame as constituting the core of filmic creation found early expression in several works based on static images or photographic frame enlargements, including Liebesfilm (1982), Sechs über Eins (1982) and Motion Picture (1984).

In the case of Ballett 16, 256 frame enlargements of a continuous dance movement were dissected into 16 segments, each consisting of 16 frames. These segments were rearranged and re-photographed frame-by-frame. The resulting synthetic composition of movement was re-photographed off a screen running at twice its normal speed in order to accelerate the final film. Peter Tscherkassky

Orig. Title
Ballett 16
Year
1984
Country
Duration
4 min
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
Ballett 16 (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Performer
Regina Baumgart
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
25 fps