18/68 Venice Destroyed

In 1968, Kren made Venecia kaputt, which lasts only six seconds, and utilizes scratching on film to erase an image of Venice.
(Malcolm Le Grice, "Abstract Film and Beyond", 1977)

Hans Scheugl: You used live images, which you then drew over.

Kren: There was already talk about Venice going down. And then there was this American war ship in the background. I had fun destroying that picture.

(Hans Scheugl: "Die Filme. Eine kommentierte Filmographie," in: (ed.) Scheugl Ex Underground Kurt Kren. Seine Filme, Vienna 1996)

Orig. Title
18/68 Venecia kaputt
Year
1968
Country
Austria
Duration
4 min 22 sec
Director
Kurt Kren
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Downloads
18/69 Venice (Image)
18/69 Venecia (Image)
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
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1997
Graz - film+arc.
1998
Palermo - l'immagine leggera. Int. Videoart, Film & Media Festival
2000
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
2002
Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival