Ball-Head

Hands vigorously pull scraps of paper from an antiquated printing press, while their owner remains invisible. Then Mimi Minus and a razor blade - the incident is still shocking. The shrouded head, wrapped in muslin, reappears, and black paint is daubed over the top. (…) (Stephan Settele) For Mattuschka writing always also implies image, in other words drawing or a typographic process and therefore the trace of a physical gesture. In the short film the artist describes as an "ode to IBM," Ball-Head, the body itself is turned into a machine, the head a matrix. A spectacular event takes place early on: In a jerky live-action animation sequence in high-contrast black-and-white, Mattuschka shaves her head with a razor blade, which cuts the skin, producing bloody cola red matter. (Christa Blümlinger) WATCH FILM ON YOUTUBE

Orig. Title
Kugelkopf
Year
1985
Country
Austria
Duration
6 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Ball-Head (Image)
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Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Mara Mattuschka
Music
Mara Mattuschka
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Sound
Mara Mattuschka
Animation
Mara Mattuschka
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Digital File (prores, h264)
Festivals (Selection)
1996
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film-,Video-& Multimedia-Festival
1997
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Locarno - Festival Int. de film
Dortmund - femme totale - Int. Frauenfilmfestival
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
1998
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
1999
Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche
2000
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
2001
Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
Sao Paolo - Short Film Festival
Brest - Festival du Film Court
2002
Cork - Int. Film Festival
2003
Sao Paolo - Short Film Festival
Wunsiedel - Grenzland Filmtage
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival