Scene from the film MAZY-systems of transitions
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MAZY-systems of transitions

  • Austria

System of transitions is part 2 of the MAZY-project. The three pieces can be presented either collectively as MAZY project, or as seperate films.
What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices? MAZY (meaning “labyrinthine”), based on the choreography by Willi Dorner, offers three answers formulated with the dispositives of video, film and computer: videographic marionette, expressive filmic being and computerized trace of movement.
Johannes Hammel’s system of transitions subjects the human body to an extreme test: In constant danger of being swallowed up by a space ending in a black void or becoming stuck to a various surfaces and smacking sounds, an insect-like being undergoes a transformation which is beyond physical reason. In jittery montages the body (again Guszner) extricates itself in convulsive movements, though painlessly, to a point at which the ability of this (or one’s own) body is barely believable.


  • Original title
    MAZY-systems of transitions
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Joerg Burger, Johannes Hammel
  • Music
    Heinz Ditsch
  • Duration
    9 min (1-15 min.)
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