Erotique

A consistent thread is discernible in Tscherkassky’s Œuvre involving a game of pivoting between the barely recognizable and the barely no longer recognizable filmic image – it is about the pleasure of seeing. An example of this is Erotique. Swirling images appear in cyclical fragments of movement: aspects of a woman’s face, red lips, eyes – often it remains unclear what part of the body is seen (who wants to can see/imagine/think of sexual organs and acts). The gaze gets hung up on partial objects. There is no whole, integrated body to be realized – a body that has always posed a challenge for cinema to represent. (Michael Palm)

Orig. Title
Erotique
Year
1982
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Erotique (Image)
Credits
Director
Peter Tscherkassky
Cinematography
Peter Tscherkassky
Actor/Actress
Lisl Ponger
Production
Peter Tscherkassky
Available Formats
Super 8 (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
25 fps