Birth of Venus

Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus

The basic material consisted of about 30 photos showing some close friends, and a dead pig we had found on a road. The pictures of the pig are used as a symmetric motion-montage. I took proper and left/right-inverted photos which are moved back and forth symmetrically over the central axis. The introduction-scene shows Botticelli´s "Birth of Venus," cross-fading the figures at both sides and following the title, also Venus with a symmetrical pig-montage. A detail of B.´s picture appears at the end of the film on a wrapper of a lavoratory-deodorant (snif). Three Beatles songs emphazise the performance with their text. The pig is used as a symbol for the woman as a victim. It also stands for any associations to pig as proverbial: poor swine, filthy pig, greedy pig or it may allude to a pigsty or a pig in a poke, etc. The friends appear as: two dancing women, two lovers, a cock, a sex-changing head, etc. Part of the photos were shot by Marc Adrian.

(Moucle Blackout)

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Thomas Korschil zu Die Geburt der Venus von Moucle Blackout

Mit Fotos von Körpern, darunter die intimsten Teile in Close-ups, betreibt Blackout "symmetrische Bewegungsmontage". Der Titel, zusammen mit dem verfremdeten, gewissermaßen versauten Botticelli-Bildzitat, deutet auf Frauenthemen und Kulturkritik. Der kurzweilige, rhythmisch geschnittene Film, der auch die Beatles freudig auferstehen läßt, plätschert jedoch größtenteils unbekümmert lustvoll dahin, mitunter ekstatisch flackernd in seiner erotischen Animation.
Orig. Title
Die Geburt der Venus
Year
1970 - 1972
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min
Director
Moucle Blackout
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
english
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Birth of Venus (Image)
Birth of Venus (Image)
Birth of Venus (Image)
Credits
Director
Moucle Blackout
Cinematography
Moucle Blackout
Music
The Beatles
Fotos
Marc Adrian
Actor/Actress
Moucle Blackout
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
stereo
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
b/w