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Ikonostasis-Live

Austria, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Animation)

Director: Thomas Steiner

In the tradition of Walter Ruttman and Dziga Vertov, Steiner uses the camera as a brush, in the manner of conceptual art. Rarely focussed and constantly moving the camera records reflected light in a series of abstracted patterns that are given substance by a soundtrack created by hand scratching and marking the track. Unusual in concept, this is a film that will challenge the imagination of all who see it.

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