Manufracture

A tangled network is woven with particles of movement derived from found footage and compiled anew: the grammatical elements “to the left, to the right, back and forth” of narrative space are discharged of all semantic burden. What remains is a self-sufficient swarm of fleeting vectors, furrowed with traces of the manual processes of darkroom production. (Peter Tscherkassky)

Manufracture so intricately rearranges its footage that every movement within the frame becomes subordinated to the entire movement of the image itself. It is however also a film about the eroticism (and hence love of cinema) that arises from splicing strips of film together by hand and about the kind of fetishism that makes the filmic signifier moan. (Michael Palm)


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Orig. Title
Manufraktur
Year
1985
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Manufracture (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Cinematography
Peter Tscherkassky
Production
Peter Tscherkassky
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2002
Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage
Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival