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Exposed

DIR: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
2001 / Austria / 9 min

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Translated literally "exposed" means "to make something visible" or "uncovered". In photography it means to subject photographic film to light. Exposed uses short scene from a feature film – a man observes a dancing woman through a keyhole – is used as the raw material. Solely fragments of this tableau are visible to the viewer, and Fruhauf "re-exposes" the scene by passing the perforations of a strip of film in front of the projector so that they resemble a moving sieve.
While the moving stencil allows us to see no more than portions of the scene, the narration's "peeping tom" motif is repeated in our own perception. Sight can no longer be taken for granted and therefore increases in fascination.
Fruhauf also breaks up the intended movement of the found footage on the temporal level. The apparent irregularity of the fields of light scanning over the strip of film is juxtaposed with a metronomically precise rhythm which segments the scene. Successive shots often vary to no more than a minimal degree. Similar to a record album with a crack, the progression shifts in minute but regular ways.
The new film movement is therefore a palimpsest consisting of several layers: A particular scene is segmented and reassembled in a new way, and the space inside the frame is broken down into a moving prism.
Together with the soundtrack (rising and falling white noise, drips and whispers), Fruhauf's study on seeing and being seen, light and movement – in other words, cinema – has a nearly hypnotic effect. (Maya McKechneay)

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Director Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography
Editing
Music
Sound
Duration 9 min
Year 2001
Country Austria
Colour
Tags experimental, found footage, poetic
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Festivals

2001 Austin - Cinetexas - Int ...

2001 Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
2001 Brest - Festival du Film Court
2001 Denver - Int. Film Festival
2001 Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films
2001 Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget
2001 London Film Festival
2001 Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film und Video Festival
2001 Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
2001 Montrèal - Festival International du Nouveau Film et de la Video
2001 New York - Expo of Short Film & Video
2001 Olympia - Film Festival
2001 Uppsala - Int. Short Film Festival
2001 Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens
2002 Angers - Premiers Plans
2002 Ann Arbor - Film Festival
2002 Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival
2002 Chicago Underground Film Festival
2002 Cork - Int. Film Festival
2002 Humboldt - Int. Film Festival
2002 Osnabrück - European Media Art Festival
2002 Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
2002 Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Media Art Festival
2002 Tampere - Film Festival
2002 Toronto - IMAGES - Independent Film & Video Festival
2002 Toronto - Worldwide Short Film Festival
2002 Utrecht - Impakt Festival
2002 Windsor - Media City
2002 Zürich - VIDEOEXperimental; Video & Film Festival
2003 Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
2003 Tokyo - Image Forum Festival

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