Exposed

Direction
Year
2001
Country
  • Austria
Duration
9min
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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)

Details

  • Original title
    Exposed
  • Direction
  • Duration
    9 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2001
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Festivals
    • 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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