Felder 9.6

1988
Country: Germany
Duration: 10 mins
B&W,
Sound: Opt.
Available Format/s: 16mm
Themes: 
  • Structure and series

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To work with film first and foremost means to me to create structures, to compose. I chose fragments of material, which I construct into a particular order. Each element is and has its own structure, in turn, and out of their simultaneity develops a new one, which is more differentiated than the (its) individual components. Each depictable value is an optical and audible event, which is translated into a time limited process which in turn is defined by the very material (of film), yet containing the sum of all the motifes.
Function of film is to be a structure. On top of that it is a series of events, which on the whole will convey/form an impression to/on the spectator: beautiful or not, loud or silent, comfortable or uncomfortable. In this way, perceptions external to film blend with conceptually predefined structures. – T.M.

More works by Thomas Mank

Germany
, 1986
6 Minutes

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