The Corncrake Paradox

Every year on the 26th of October, Austria celebrates its national holiday with a large scale military exhibiton on Vienna´s Hero´s Square. The Corncrake Paradox follows the physical and semiotic production of a narrative which, in its popular form as mass event, significantly contributes to a hegemonic understanding of state sovereignty, power and masculinity. Thousands of images of the exhibition are produced and distributed every year by state and private media outlets, spectators and the military itself. The film seeks to observe the production of these images and to contribute an additional narrative. One which refuses an authoritarian interpretational sovereignty, searching for a form to deconstruct the normative scaffold of esprit de corps values, nationality and soldierly masculinity by means of camera, sound and montage. (production note)

Orig. Title
Das Wachtelkönig Paradox
Year
2020
Country
Austria
Duration
51 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german
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Credits
Director
Georg Oberlechner
Script
Georg Oberlechner
Cinematography
Georg Oberlechner
Montage
Piotr Reisig
Sound
Vinzenz Schwab
Available Formats
DCP 2K
Format of Picture
16:9
Format of Sound
stereo
Picture Frequency
25 fps
Format of Color
colour