IT’S A DANCE

Fascination, uncertainty, fear: a school event and thus a restless, out of the ordinary hormonal state. Using clips from the 1990s coming-of-age TV show My So-Called Life, Viktoria Schmid reveals the stereotypical portrayal of the adolescent quest for identity. She formally connects the anxiety of puberty with an aesthetics of imperfection: gorgeous and garish pixelation resulting from interrupted downloads decomposes the video image – sound and narration are in a state of continual (auto)-dissolution. While a group of dancing teenagers becomes lost in a digital neon cluster, a blaring Eurodance song asks what may be the decisive question: what is love? (Sebastian Höglinger, Diagonale Film Festival)

Orig. Title
IT’S A DANCE
Year
2014
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min 30 sec
Director
Viktoria Schmid
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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IT’S A DANCE (Image)
Credits
Director
Viktoria Schmid
Concept & Realization
Viktoria Schmid
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2014
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films