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Film Unframed. A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema - Edited by Peter Tscherkassky

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The unique contribution of Austrian avant-garde film to world cinema is widely acknowledged. This is the first book in English dedicated to its historical and aesthetic evolution. The expansive introductory essay by the editor provides a detailed overview of avant-garde film production in Austria, followed by twenty contributions from international film scholars who engage with the work of individual filmmakers. Beginning with the pioneers of independent filmmaking in post-war Austria, the book covers more than 60 years of subversive motion picture history: from Peter Kubelka’s ground-breaking metric films of the 1950s to Kurt Kren’s actionist films and rapid-fire time studies in the 1960s, from Valie Export’s feminist cinema to Lisl Ponger’s explorations of alternative ethnographies, from the exhilarating found footage works of Martin Arnold and Peter Tscherkassky to the recent generation of younger artists such as Michaela Grill and Siegfried Fruhauf whose innovative work also embraces digital technology. 

FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen. 376 pages, richly illustrated in color.

Contributors: Steve Anker, Steve Bates, Livio Belloï, Christa Blümlinger, Nicole Brenez, Stefan Grissemann, Christoph Huber, Adrian Martin, Maya McKechneay, Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Andréa Picard, Barbara Pichler, Bert Rebhandl, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Hans Scheugl, Peter Tscherkassky, Maureen Turim.

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Content
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Peter Tscherkassky "There must be something in the water..."
11
Adrian Martin I Dream of Austria
14
Peter Tscherkassky Ground Survey. An Initial Mapping of an Expanding Territory
44
Stefan Grissemann Countdown to Zero. Before the Avant-garde: Austrian Visionary Film 1951 - 1955.
56
Peter Tscherkassky The World According to Kubelka
82
Peter Tscherkassky The Halted Sun of Ferry Radax
92
Stefan Grissemann Fundamental Punk. On Kurt Kren's Universal Cinema
114
Norbert Pfaffenbichler Shadow Burns. Notes on the Film Works of Marc Adrian
128
Hans Scheugl Expanded Cinemas Exploding
140
Peter Tscherkassky The Generalist: Ernst Schmidt Jr.
154
Stefan Grissemann Time Slice, Space Block. The Synthetic realities of Viennese Filmmaker Hans Scheugl
164
Maureen Turim VALIE EXPORT: The Female Body in Myriad Frames
176
Maya McKechneay Two Telephone Books, a Lightbulb and a Glass Plate. How Maria Lassnig's Low-Fi Animated Films Influenced an Entire Generation of Animation Filmmakers
186
Bert Rebhandl The Garden of Earthly Delights. On the Films of Dietmar Brehm.
196
Jonathan Rosenbaum Lisl Ponger's Cinema. The Lessons of Ignorance.
206
Maureen Turim Works of dreams and Shadows. The Films of Peter Tscherkassky
222
Christa Blüminger The Filmic Convulsions of Mara Mattuschka.
232
Livio Belloï Gustav Deutsch, Visual Thinker.
244
Steve Anker Reanimator, Stutterer, Eraser. Martin Arnold and the Ghosts of Cinema.
256
Andréa Picard Viva Voce. Josef Dabernig's Operatic Avocations.
266
Christoph Huber Weapon of Choice. Notes on Notes on Film. Or, The Man Who Is Squidward Tentacles. On the Works of Norbert Pfaffenbichler.
276
Nicole Brenez "Is this the Precise Way That Worlds are Reborn?" The Films of Siegfried A. Fruhauf.
286
Steve Bates Michaela Grill. Vibrating Currents.
294
Barbara Pichler Avant-Garde Now. Notes on Contemporary Film Art.
310
Peter Tscherkassky The Framework of Modernity. Some concluding remarks on cinema and modernism.
317
Bonus Pics
323
Biographies, Filmographies, Bibliographies
363
General Bibliography
365
Contributors
368
Index of Persons
372
Index of Films
375
Credits
376
Acknowledgments, Illustrations