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Films By Peter Tscherkassky

Coming Attractions (Peter Tscherkassky, 2010)
The trinity between early cinema, the avant-garde and advertising is playfully explored in Coming Attractions. Winner of the Best Short Film at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. ... Peter Tscherkassky, … Read more

Dream Work (Peter Tscherkassky, 2001)
Taking its structure from the time it takes to undergo the deepest sleep, Dream Work pays tribute to both the X-ray experiments of Man Ray and the deeper insights of Freudian psychology with a compel… Read more

Dream Work (Peter Tscherkassky, 2001)
The final film in the magnificent CinemaScope trilogy, made "in appreciation of the cinematic art of Man Ray", is derived from the same source material as Outer Space but transports us to a multiface… Read more

Freeze Frame (Peter Tscherkassky, 1983)
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. ... Pe… Read more

Get Ready (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
An idyllic day at the seaside literally slides off the screen in this quick-witted cinema trailer for the 1999 International Film Festival Viennale. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 1 min, 1999, 35mm CinemaSc… Read more

Happy-End (Peter Tscherkassky, 1996)
Home movies of a married couple combining their love of life and film were discarded in a junk shop to be lovingly resurrected and reworked by Tscherkassky in celebration of the centenary of cinema. … Read more

Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, )
Walking down the street, our hero realises he is at the mercy of the filmmaker! A meditation on the life and death of cinema, this captivating film, which screened in Directors' Fortnight, Cannes thi… Read more

Instructions for Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, 2005)
Sergio Leone's classic The Good, The Bad and the Ugly provides Tscherkassky with a canvas on which to create a hyper-kinetic marriage of sound and vision that celebrates and deconstructs the very nat… Read more

Kelimba (Peter Tscherkassky, 1986)
Images fall in and out of abstraction and fluctuate to the rhythms of Greek folk music, creating an exotic dance on the screen. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 10 mins, 1986, 16mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sou… Read more

L'Arrivée (Peter Tscherkassky, 1997/98)
Tscherkassky's first foray into CinemaScope pays homage to his cinematic forebears with a frenetic remake of the Lumière film, L'Arrivee d'un train a La Ciotat (starring no other than Catherine Dene… Read more

Manufraktur (Peter Tscherkassky, 1985)
Crafted in his childhood dark room in just six days, Peter Tscherkassky's mezmerising choreography fashioned from car tyre and women's pantyhose advertisements marked his debut using the contact copy… Read more

Nachtstuck (Peter Tscherkassky, 2006)
Informed by Mozart's ""Eine kleine Nachtmusik"", there is a charged passion embedded in the material surface of this film, creating a "physical cinema".---D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS sixpackfilm L no… Read more

Nachtstück (Mozart Minute 09) (Peter Tscherkassky, 2006)
This commissioned tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart abandons standardized paths of traditional representation playfully disrupts a beloved tune, launching us into a physical experience of cinema. ..… Read more

Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
The calm suburban exterior of a 1980's B-picture is shattered into an exhilarating cinematic maelstrom in this undisputed classic in Tscherkassky's oeuvre. A film that must been seen to be believed a… Read more

Parallel Space: Inter-view (Peter Tscherkassky, 1992)
An intensely physical and intimate film, which combines hypnotic flickering visuals (shot entirely with a photo camera) with a combative and at times haunting staccato soundtrack. Within a spatially … Read more

Parallel Space: Inter-View (Peter Tscherkassky, 1992)
“Everything written about this film is an intellectual exercise at best; experiencing this film cannot be compared with anything else” Olaf Möller. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 18 mins, 1992, 35mm, B… Read more

Shot-Countershot (Peter Tscherkassky, 1987)
An ironical commentary on Christian Metz's attempt to formalize the language of film, exploiting an instant of a Hollywood Western. Eureka: “I was swimming in a pool, suddenly it went 'Bang!' and t… Read more

tabula rasa (Peter Tscherkassky, 1987/89)
A cinematic commentary upon the psychoanalytic film theory of Christian Metz is played out through a series of rear and multiple projections whereby the fetishized object is obscured to the point of … Read more

Urlaubsfilm (Holiday Film) (Peter Tscherkassky, 1983)
An enchanting holiday film repeatedly refilmed begs the question of what is real and what is replica whilst offering an enthralling voyeuristic experience. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 9 mins, 1983, 16mm … Read more

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