Experiencing Interruptions?

Picture Particles

Individual elements from a carrier of visual information have been isolated to construct alternative visual reagents. Repetition (in space and in time [and in moderation]) is administered as a binder to tame the wild particles in motion, evoking a golden ratio of the mind's eye.

For this film found Super 8 footage was the source material. It was cut to small pieces and investigated further with other film formats (16 mm & 35 mm) by means of optical printing and reshooting the projected material. After applying this analogue feedback loop for a while the result has been transfered to video and edited further.

Using historical imagery on a historical film carrier as the building blocks for an alternate reality, the influence conserved history has in building our present and thus the future is suggested.

  • Thorsten Fleisch
  • Thorsten Fleisch
  • Thorsten Fleisch
  • none
    Key Cast
  • Thorsten Fleisch
  • Thorsten Fleisch
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental Animation, Abstract, Found Footage
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD, Super 8, 16 mm
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Annecy Animation Festival
    Annecy, France
    June 10, 2014
    French Premiere
  • Australian International Experimental Film Festival
    Perth & Melbourne, Australia
    May 10, 2014
    World Premiere
  • Vienna Independent Shorts
    Vienna, Austria
    May 20, 2014
    European Premiere
  • New York Film Festival
    New York
    October 10, 2014
  • Edinburgh Film Festival
    June 15, 2014
  • Fantoche
    Baden, Switzerland
    September 15, 2014
  • Hongkong International Film Festival
    March 22, 2015
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    January 12, 2015
  • Cork Film Festival
    November 5, 2014
  • ZOOM
    Jelinia Góra, Poland
    February 10, 2015
    Honorary Mention
Director Biography - Thorsten Fleisch

Thorsten Fleisch made his first film experiments with his dad’s Super 8 camera when still in school. Later he studied experimental film with Prof. Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Thorsten Fleisch works with digital and analogue film. With materials such as the body, crystals, fire and electricity, he worked directly on 16 mm film strips. Crystals are grown on the film and 30,000 volts burn through photo paper. The results are poetic and abstract visual systems with references to catharsis, cosmos and the universe. In 2003 Fleisch received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz (Austria) for his computer animated film Gestalt. High voltage is the centre of his work Energie! for which he has won international acclaim. He created commissioned work for Gaspar Noé and Basement Jaxx among others. His films received several awards and were shown at festivals worldwide like: New York Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco Film Festival, Videoex. He lives and works in Berlin and is now working on his first video game for mobile and Nintendo Wii-U called 'Teslapunk'.

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