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Freeze Frame

Austria, 1983 (MIFF 2011, Peter Tscherkassky Program One)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

A cacophony of horns, alarms and multiple images that freezes and hence burns in the projector gate. Originally presented as a live performance in 1983 under the title The End of Film History.

Peter Tscherkassky, 9 mins, 1983, 16mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound

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