by Antoinette ZWIRCHMAYR
2016 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 4' 20

"In Zwirchmayr's short film Venus Delta a sequence of dreamlike scenes unfolds quietly. Set in an otherworldly layered landscape of rock formations by a pristine mountain spring, an atmosphere of eerie feminity pervades the images. Round, golden objects of unknown origin lie scattered about mysteriously. Somehow they seem connected to or springing from a nearly motionless young woman whose face is hidden behind a voluptuous, almost menacingly grand, mass of hair. Seen only in fragments and shot from odd angles, the body remains anonymous at all times. A surreal quality infests these visually sumptuous quasi- still lifes, accentuating barely noticeable tensions between human form and nature, body and object, between male and female forces in minute details. When a slightly moving bulk of shiny dark hair fills the screen it almost appears to conceal the entrance to a dark vaginal chamber of secrets. Watching the curious golden balls float out of sight down the slow-moving stream channels feelings of loss and longing as well as more positive notions of departure, promise and adventure." Julia Dossi


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 30,00 €