Scene from the film Parallel Space: Inter-View
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Parallel Space: Inter-View

  • Austria

Parallel Space: Inter-View is made with a photo camera. A miniature photo 24 by 36mm is exactly the size of two film frames. Originally, I had a strict, formal concept. The visual space of the Renaissance locked in the optics of the film and still camera. In front of our eyes the landscapes of the film spread out and allow themselves be conquered; a constellation which is then subverted by letting the hardware and the software slip minimally. If I take a photograph with a strict central perspective (the vanishing point in the middle), it gets smashed when projected. The spacial lines plunge towards the lower edge of one frame, to be ripped apart at the top of the next. Optically it resembles a flickering double exposure; the former temporal and spacial unity disintegrates into pieces which have a correspondence with each other. Soon these spacial constructions were not enough. I began to interpret the content of both spatial halves - to lead the spectator's separation from the surrounding reality into another sequence of binary opposites: listener - speaker; viewer - viewed; public - private; man - woman; sensuality (emotion) - reason; sexuality - taboo, and so on. In addition, I took the psychoanalytic setting and drew a comparison with the cinema setting. In both cases there is a narrator who does not see or know his listener. Film makers, in common with the analysand, produce a very intimate flow of pictures which are met with highly concentrated attention but still fall into the anonymity of the audience...


  • Original title
    Parallel Space: Inter-View
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Tscherkassky
  • Music
    Armin Schmickl
  • Sound
    Peter Tscherkassky
  • Duration
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Miami 95 - South Beach Film Festival 1995
    • Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget 1999
    • Austin - Cinetexas - Int. short film&video&new media festival 2001
    • Brest - Festival du Film Court 2001
    • Helsinki - Avanto Media Art Festival 2002
    • Winterthur - Kurzfilmtage 2002
    • Windsor - Media City 2005 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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