it is not me, it is an image of me

To make an object based on a photograph means adding dimensions such as space, time and continuity. Roasting skewers, hairpins and nails were the tools of self-liberation in the photo series Zerstörung einer Illusion ("Destruction of an Illusion") by Karin Mack, which was produced in 1977 with a self-timer and her hand processing work in the darkroom. Forty years after its creation, it is a new perspective that transforms and sets into motion the examination of the self-image and role as a woman into a three-dimensional object. Light and rotation create an illusory horizon of perception inherent in filmmaking and make the living shadows dance in the delirium of the real. (C. P.)

An encounter with photography via film — a meeting of two artists who work against the copy: skewers, nails, and hair pins that pierce a canvas, leave behind traces in the material. A dark room, black image, red light, negative, the positive en- larged to a fragment. Decisive is not the visible image, but rather making visible the process that led to the photo. (Michelle Koch, Diagonale 2018)

Orig. Title
das bin nicht ich, das ist ein bild von mir
Year
2018
Country
Österreich
Duration
9 min 30 sec
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
german
Credits
Director
Christiana Perschon
Concept
Christiana Perschon
Cinematography
Christiana Perschon
Montage
Christiana Perschon
Sound
Christiana Perschon
Voice
Karin Mack
Supported by
BKA - innovative film
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264)
Format of Picture
1920 x 1080 FLAT container
Format of Sound
stereo
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2018
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films