13/67 Sinus Beta

The following can be seen: unpleasant photos from a book on facial expressions and gestures, some heads from the Szondi test, figures dodging the rain, a few glances from a tower down at the people below, and finally fragments of an action, which Kren captured on film in 1966 at the Destruction in Art Symposium in London. Sinus Beta is almost a sort of teaching film about bodily behavior in different situations. The film also produces - through the heterogenic photographic materiality of the primary elements - a cross-section of the methods, used in capturing the body in a still photograph. And so the roughly-grained photos from the book seem to be like the booty, which Etienne-Jules Marey shot with his chrono-photographic shotgun, while trying to make the bodily movements surveyable.
(Michael Palm: "Which Way? Drei Pfade durchs Bild-Gebüsch von Kurt Kren," in:(ed.) H. Scheugl, Ex Underground Kurt Kren. Seine Filme, Vienna 1996)

Orig. Title
13/67 Sinus Beta
Year
1967
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min 58 sec
Director
Kurt Kren
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
Credits
Director
Kurt Kren
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour, b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1996
Tokyo - Ebisu Int. Festival
2000
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival