Cristina Ohlmer + Stefan Reisinger / art vs film – ISOLATION, 17min, 2022




 

ISOLATION takes place in a space station. The couple living there is informed about the new world order. Day by day from the TV screen come behavioural measures. In the beginning, the couple observes the delimitation ordered by the “upper authority” with astonishing curiosity. Gradually they find strategies to deal with the alienated outside and themselves. In this measure, the daily routine, home office, controlling instructions on health, nutrition, sexual behaviour and emergency measures, their behaviour becomes more and more absurd, strange. Finally, she comes up with the idea to find the strictly forbidden HIDDEN ROOM.
“DON’T FORGET: THE HIDDEN ROOM IS FORBIDDEN.
OFFENDERS WILL BE PROSECUTED BY CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW”

 

Art vs. film, combine formal and content-related aspects as an essential high-ranking role in both -artistic and cinematic thought and action. In the film (Stefan Reisinger) we are interested in results according to formally professional production techniques (extraordinary camera/tracks and editing sequences) between fictional/surreal genres. The claim is a plot created by performance, in specially developed costumes and stages. For this goal artistic experiences of transformation and abstraction of the real are basic. We chose constellations that combine our vision with all dimensions of sensation in a cinematic process (image, location, atmosphere): The plot explores the way the film industry deals with patterns of meaning and perception – which have shaped our consciousness. In support, specially selected locations and specific sounds carry the film on. The stories develop in conscious openness as input for our own “film in our heads”. The stories develop without words, supported by a matching sound design and in minimalist, self-structuring actions through the suggestive power of large images. In a flowing chain of associations, surprising film fantasies are set free: universal and immersive.

 

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