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Films By Peter Tscherkassky

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, 25 mins, 2010, 35mm, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 compelling examination of the nether world of one woman's dreams and nightmares. ... Read more
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 multifaceted land of dreams. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 11 mins, 2001, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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 CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 11 mins, 1996, 35mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 this year, attempts to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy. --- D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS ... Read more
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 nature of the filmstrip. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 17mins, 2005, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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, Sound ... Read more
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 Deneuve). ... Peter Tscherkassky, 2 mins, 1997/98, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 copying method and awoke his interest in creating films in the darkroom. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 3 mins ... Read more
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 dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2006/1min ... Read more
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. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 1 min, 2006, 35mm, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 and then seen again and again! ... Peter Tscherkassky, 10 mins, 1999, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 and temporally smashed textual landscape, images seem to exist in a nether world, which never allows ... Read more
“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&W, Sound ... Read more
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 there was the finished film in my mind's eye.” ... Peter Tscherkassky, 17 mins, 1987/89, 16mm (S-8 ... Read more
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 inexistence. ... Peter Tscherkassky, 17 mins, 1987/89, 16mm (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound ... Read more
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 (S-8 blow up), Col/B&W, Sound ... Read more
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