SURROUNDED

by Arne KÖRNER
2013 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00




"On a first level Arne Korner’s film is radically simple, on a second not really. Starting with the simplicity: Things are seen in cinema and on TV mostly in connection with people. The special charm of his film “Surrounded“ is that things are the main character ; a machine and what can be manufactured by it.
Towards the end of the film sounds from the legendary American music experimenter John Cage can be heard, falling almost silent.
To explain the orientation of his film Arne Korner refers to Sergej Tretjakow. He had suggested that people shouldn't be at the centre of attention, but instead things should receive filmic attention. Another author can be drawn forward to underline the artistic value of “Surrounded“. Siegfried Kracauer says one of the attributes of a movie camera is to show us the world around us in a better way than our everyday perception.
It is quite possible to imagine a time when the technology of the vinyl record ceases to exist and possibly becomes only visible in film. Amongst many others Arne Korner’s remarkable filmlet Surrounded is part of the archaeology of disappearing things." - Dr. Michael Girke, film theorist, historian and reviewer

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screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
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