Deutsche Version

Introduction to a Short History of Photography

Director: Florian Zeyfang    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2008
Synopsis: INTRODUCTION TO A SHORT HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY sheds a new light on early discussions of mass distribution of images. Florian Zeyfang´s video experiments with the photographs, the printed reproductions from the books that Benjamin had at hand when writing his essay “Small History Of Photography.” The video changes stills to moving images, searching for traces, zooming in, opening a new view onto materiality and structure not visible in the original print. The fast edit and the soundtrack render the initially still visible gesture of turning the pages into a rapid image cosmos. The musical score of the first version of INTRODUCTION TO A SHORT HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY from 2006 is "In C", conceived originally by Terence Riley in 1964, interpreted 2003 by the Japanese group Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. For the second Version, INTRODUCTION TO A SHORT HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPH - FORMALIST HEADY PATTERN VERSION (2008) new musical piece was conceived by Alejandra Salinas und Aeron Bergman. Cinematic premiere 2006 in Kino Arsenal as part of the project "JETZT - The Now of Recognizability".
Forum participation year: 2008
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Technical Attributes

Format: Digital Betacam
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 12
Color: color
Number of reels: 1