Based on archival documents from the photo-collection of Austrian Film Museum I will challenge the
question in how far FILM as an event, hence as an experience can be traced/documented/re-animated outside the darkness of
the cinema. Through pairwise comparison of singular artifacts in various medias, correspondences and oppositions might shed
light of what - and in which fashion - can be reflected and illuminate the state of mind from the past. And equally
important, which questions they might still conceal.
Since the founding of the Austrian
Film Museum in 1964 the exhibitions of this institution take place on the screen. Which make it two regular exhibitions an
evening. Never the less not only film reels and technical devices, which both determine the cornerstones of the dispositive
have been collected and preserved, but also the original framework of these fleeting pictures. They tell us through which
perspective a film has been conceived, produced, exploited, and received thus presenting a wide array of context and subtext
of what was to be communicated. Understandably every part of it is a translation of the filmic event, we’ll have a closer
look on how these transpositions can work out in the visual field. Various articulations of archival elements will speak not
only if they associate to the high or low in culture at a specific time, but how the look on them constantly transforms.
The art of the film-still and their reproduction techniques will not only determine their ingenuity, but also towards which
public they try to address.
The proposed items will stretch through more than a century, spanning a cross section
from the pre-cinematic to the cinema d’auteur.
It might be that the core value of an artefact lies in the questions it
will intrigue in the future.
One can talk about movies that others made or decide to talk what looking at them
induces in oneself. (Robert Bresson)https://www.filmmuseum.at/en/collections/stills_collectionhttps://vertov.filmmuseum.at/enhttps://haneke.filmmuseum.at/haneke/enwww. ortsbezogenekunst.at