carte de visite
Drifting clouds: Thats all there is to see in Ernie Gehr´s trailer for the VIENNALE. Thick grey smog moving slowly and majestically across the screen. At first, we can still hear a few birds screech but soon the roar of a plane engine drowns out everything else, getting louder and louder. Something is drawing near, yet remains invisible: the VIENNALE, hopefully. And really, the film fades to black, followed by an announcement of the festival. A festival trailer, impressively tranquil and simple.
On closer inspection, though, can´t we see shapes that were undreamt of, amorphous at first sight, shapes that now shimmer, overlying one another? And doesn´t the noise of the plane seem to grow fainter towards the end? What if this is not a beginning but something on its way out? Is the VIENNALE over already? Two trailers in one: a preview and a look back. Or neither, to be exact but the thing right in between.
carte de visite (Viennale Trailer 2003)
1 min 10 sec