Motion Picture (La sortie des Ouvrier de l´Usine Lumiére á Lyon)

In a darkroom 50 strips of unexposed 16mm film were mounted on the wall, covering a surface measuring 50 x 80 cm. A single frame was projected onto this raw material, derived from the first film by the brothers Lumière – La Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon (1895).
The exposed strips were subsequently developed and edited together as a new film, which reads the individual Lumière frame like a page from a musical score: from top to bottom and sequentially from left to right. (Peter Tscherkassky)

The result (…) returns the source material to its elemental components, to light and dark – and much like the enlargements in Antonioni’s Blow Up thereby empties it of all figurative meaning. (Gabriele Jutz)

Orig. Title
Motion Picture (La sortie des Ouvrier de l´Usine Lumiére á Lyon)
Year
1984
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Motion Picture (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Concept
Peter Tscherkassky
Cinematography
Peter Tscherkassky
Production
Peter Tscherkassky
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1999
Wroclaw - WRO-International Media Art Biennale
2000
Braunschweig - Filmfest