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MONDAY, OCT 08 2012, 07:00 PM

Peter Kubelka: Monument Film
90 minutes
Austria, 2012

1. Arnulf Rainer | 1958-60 | Austria | 6.24m. | b/w | sound | 35mm
2. Antiphon | 2012 | Austria | 6.24m. | b/w | sound | 35mm
3. Arnulf Rainer & Antiphon simultaneous projection side by side
4. Arnulf Rainer & Antiphon superimposed double projection

Technical realization by Robert Film Services


Monument Film sculpture
64 strips of 35mm film, each consisting of 144 frames, mounted on surfaces of three-panel enclosure (3.7m x 3.7m x 3.3m)
Panel A: Arnulf Rainer Panel B: Arnulf Rainer & Antiphon Panel C: Antiphon

I am announcing a new film Antiphon (2012) which is part of a new work Monument Film (2012)

Antiphon is constituted by the same 4 basic elements of cinema, light and darkness, sound and silence, as is my film Arnulf Rainer but it has the opposite form. Negative becomes positive, positive becomes negative, silence becomes sound, sound becomes silence. Six minutes 24 seconds, black and white, optical sound, 35 millimeter film.

Monument Film appears in TWO forms:

I) analogue projection in a dark and silent space of:

1) Arnulf Rainer 2) Antiphon 3) Arnulf Rainer and Antiphon projected at the same time, side by side.
The appearance is continuous light alternating in space between two projectors and continuous sound alternating between two speakers.
4) Arnulf Rainer and Antiphon projected at the same time on one screen by two projectors with two speakers.

The appearance theoretically is a continuous projection of WHITE light and continuous sound. But there is a slight alternation between the two machines, articulating the materiality of classic cinema.

II) installation in a bright rectangular space defined by three white walls.
The films are cut, each, in 128 strips of equal length, which hang on nails and are arranged in a rectangular, metric form.

Left wall: Arnulf Rainer
Right wall: Antiphon mirrored exactly opposite
Center wall: Arnulf Rainer and Antiphon placed one over the other.

The appearance is, theoretically, a BLACK rectangle but the antiphony is articulated by the two strips of film.



This Film is part of the 50th New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant-Garde Series.
Views from the Avant-Garde is a special event of the NYFF which premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video.

The New York Film Festival has been a major film festival since it began in 1963 in New York. The films are selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The non-competitive festival, was established by Amos Vogel and Richard Roud.


Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St (north side b/w B'way & Amsterdam, upper level)

For tickets please visit http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2012/films/monument-film