11/65 Bild Helga Philipp

11/65 Bild Helga Philipp is an optical abstraction of an optical abstraction: Kren has simply intercut filmed movements and sections from an Op painting by Helga Philipp - the result is motion opticals.
(Stephen Dwoskin)

The “kinetic” subject of Helga Philipp enables Kren to make a commentary about contemporary painting and its current concerns (i.e. illusion, psychedelic effect, ornament and fashion), as well to create a self-referential work on the reception of film. Just like the work of Helga Philipp, which approaches Kren’s formalist thought through its use of ornament, optical effects are essentially proven to be movement.
(Thomas Trummer)

Orig. Title
11/65 Bild Helga Philipp
Year
1965
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min 29 sec
Director
Kurt Kren
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Kurt Kren
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w