Peter Tscherkassky – Exquisite Ecstasies

Peter Tscherkassky – Exquisite Ecstasies

1960 年代のアメ リカでの構造映画/Structural film ( 同時代の美術や音楽 などの芸術動向と関与しつつ映像をコンセプチュアルに構成した作品 ) と、 その流れを受け継いだイギリスを中心に展開された構造的=物質主義映画/Structural-Materialist Film ( Peter Gidal によって提唱された記録、再現などの基本的性質を批判的に扱うカメラで撮られた対象と映像の関係を唯物的に問い直すもの ) の形式を踏襲しているオーストリアの映像作家ペーター・チェルカスキー ( Peter Tscherkassky/1958- )の” Exquisite Ecstasies ” は、「 既存の映画フィルムを複写・変形しカットアップされて制作されている。DVDは初期のスーパー8フェーズから構成された作品で、1980年代からアナログ映画の特質であるセンセーショナルな“exquisite ecstasies”の形で具体化されたもの。 血まみれの映画、愛の映画、休日の映画、タブラ・ラサ、または絶妙なコーパスのイメージがいかに多様であっても、これらの映画はすべて私の芸術作品全体の中心的なインパルスを結晶化させます。 そのユニークな美しさ、潜在的なヴィジョン、そして他のどのメディアにも移転することのできないヴィジョンで映画化します(Peter Tscherkassky)」
INDEXは、sixpackfilmとMedienwerkstatt Wienによって2004年に設立され国際オーストリアの映画、ヴィデオ、メディアアートの歴史に関連するオーディオヴィジュアル出版物をリリースし配布している。添付されている小冊子には、フィルム・ビデオメーカーとその製作方法、作品の分析に関するバイリンガルのドイツ語 /英語による情報が掲載されている。 このシリーズでリリースされている映像はぼくのブリコラージュでよく使用するもので、意味や物語性を強要しないで、DJイングしている音響に干渉せずイメージ拡張させてくれる。

Peter Tscherkassky
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Peter Tscherkassky (born October 3, 1958) is an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker who works primarily with found footage. All of his work is done with film and heavily edited in the darkroom, rather than relying on recent advances in digital film.
Early life[edit]
Peter Tscherkassky was born October 3, 1958 in Vienna, Austria. He attended the Primary School in Mistelbach from 1965–1969 and Jesuit boarding school from 1969–1975 in Vienna. He attended BORG (high school) Mistelbach and graduated in June 1977. From 1977–1979 Tscherkassky studied journalism and political science as well as philosophy at the University of Vienna. His first encounter with avant-garde film was in January 1978 when he attended a five-day lecture series by P. Adams Sitney at the Austrian Film Museum.
Film career[edit]
Tscherkassky began filming in 1979 when he acquired Super-8 equipment and before the end of the year he had scripted and started off the shooting of Kreuzritter. Throughout his career he conceived numerous film festivals including “The Light of Periphery – Austrian Avant-Garde Film 1957–1988” (1988), “Im Off der Geschichte” (1990), “Found Footage – Filme aus gefundenem Material” (1991), and “Unknown Territories – The American Independent Film” (1992). He was also the founding member of the newly Austria Filmmakers Cooperative which began in 1982 and resigned from his position there in 1993. His most recent work Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the series “Quinzaine des réalisateurs.”

The Exquisite Corpus (2015)
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2016/10/03
Peter Tscherkassky

https://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/film_programmes/2016/close-up-on-peter-tscherkassky-and-eve-heller/the-exquisite-corpus

Peter Tscherkassky – Exquisite Ecstasies
“Approaching the Exquisite Corpus” was an alternative title we considered for this DVD release. It would have indicated how the films introduced here from my early Super 8 phase already evidence an artistically consistent path leading to my most recent production to date, The Exquisite Corpus, and highlighted my endeavor since the 1980s to make the specific qualities of the analog film medium sensuously tangible in the form of “exquisite ecstasies”. No matter how various the imagery of Blood-Letting, Film of Love, Holiday Film, tabula rasa or The Exquisite Corpus, each of these films crystalizes an essential impulse at the heart of my entire artistic work: to expose the utterly distinct nature of analog film in all its unique beauty, a potential and vision neither available nor transferrable to any other medium. (Peter Tscherkassky)

Includes:
1. Aderlass / Blood-Letting
AT/DE 1981, Super 8, col, 11 min
2. Liebesfilm / Film of Love
AT/DE 1982, Super 8, bw, silent, 8 min
3. Urlaubsfilm / Holiday Film
AT/DE 1983, Super 8, col, 9 min
4. tabula rasa
AT 1987/89, Super 8, col, 17 min
5. The Exquisite Corpus
AT 2015, 35mm, bw, 19 min
Soundtrack: Dirk Schaefer

A dream narrative of a sleeping beauty – a nudist found unconscious on a beach – intertwining different films, different bodies, caresses, screams of shock and cries of ardour, The Exquisite Corpus works to collapse the line between the filmed body, Tscherkassky’s nudes in search of each other and of satisfaction, and the film body, the celluloid that has captured these bodies, the celluloid Tscherkassky meticulously manipulates in his darkroom. Such darkroom magic teases and exposes the film itself, frames layered on one another, images masked and unmasked, perforations and flung celluloid strips playing their own game of seduction and consummation somehow at once on top of and within the choice (s)excerpts. This is where Tscherkassky’s love for celluloid is wedded to his source films’ love for flesh, where the pathways to climax – narrative and sexual – are built from the same component parts of mystery, attraction, rhythm, repetition, variation, new sensations, and ecstasy. (Daniel Kasman)

DVD Extra: 24 pages booklet, bilingual English-German: En Route To The Exquisite Corpus by Peter Tscherkassky

Peter Tscherkassky
Born in 1958 in Vienna. Started filmmaking in 1979. Tscherkassky earned his PhD. in philosophy in 1986 with ?a dissertation entitled “Film as Art”, and started teaching in 1989. Since 1984 he has published numerous essays on avant-garde film and in 1995 co-edited the book “Peter Kubelka” (with Gabriele Jutz). In 1991 he ?co-founded “sixpackfilm”. In 1993 and 1994 he was the artistic director of the national Austrian film festival “Diagonale”. Tscherkassky’s films have been honored with more than 50 awards including the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival. 2005: World premiere of Instructions for A Light And Sound Machine at the Cannes Film Festival in the series ?“Quinzaine des réalisateurs”. 2005: Publication of the book “Peter Tscherkassky” (English/German), edited ?by Alex Horwath & Michael Loebenstein. Tscherkassky’s light box installations have been exhibited through-out the world, including a one-person show at the renowned Gallery naechst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarz-waelder in Vienna. 2008: Lecture and world premiere of the original 35mm version of Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992) at the Louvre in Paris. 2010: World premiere of Coming Attractions at the Venice Film Festival (Premio Orizzonti Cortometraggio). 2012: Publication of the book “From a Dark Room. The Manufractured ?Cinema of Peter Tscherkassky/Desde el cuarto oscuro. El cine manufracturado de Peter Tscherkassky” [English/Spanish], edited by Maximiliano Cruz & Sandra Gómez. Editor of the book “Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema” (Vienna 2012). In the 2012 ranking of the “Greatest Films of All Time,” published every ten years by the BFI film magazine “Sight & Sound,” Outer Space was honored with the rank-?ing of position #322 (Filmmakers’ poll) and position #377 (Critics’ poll). Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine was honored with the ranking of position #894 (Critics’ poll). 2015: World premiere of The Exquisite Corpus at the Cannes Film Festival in the series “Quinzaine des réalisateurs” (Special Mention).

Peter Tscherkassky

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