Caesarean Section

The birth of the alphabet.

Caesarean Section begins with the act of lying down, here motivated by the birth referred to in the title. The Caesarian section leads through a screen, from behind which streams a sack full of letters. This is the well-known alphabet soup of our childhood, which attempted to satisfy didactic requirements in two ways, by combining soup consumption with the acquisition of writing knowledge. Caesarean Section ends with a hand scattering the horde of letters over a table. Using a pair of tweezers, a hand picks out the letters of the alphabet from the muddled pile and places them in a row.

(Mara Mattuschka)

Orig. Title
Kaiser Schnitt
Year
1987
Country
Austria
Duration
4 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
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Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Mara Mattuschka
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Sound
Mara Mattuschka
Animation
Mara Mattuschka
Actor/Actress
Mimi Minus
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
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