© Christiana Perschon


© Christiana Perschon


© Christiana Perschon


© Christiana Perschon


© Christiana Perschon

IT IS NOT ME, IT IS AN IMAGE OF ME

by Christiana PERSCHON
2018 / HD / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 10




"An encounter with photography via film based on the photo series 'Destruction of an Illusion' by Karin Mack produced 1977. A meeting of two artists who work against the copy: skewers, nails, and hair pins that pierce a canvas, leave behind traces in the material. A dark room, black image, red light, negative, the positive enlarged to a fragment. The visible image is not decisive, but rather, making visible the process that led to the photo."(Michelle Koch, Diagonale '18)

Director's Statement:
To make an object based on a photograph means adding dimensions such as space, time and continuity. Roasting skewers, hairpins and nails were the tools of self-liberation in the photo series Zerstörung einer Illusion ('Destruction of an Illusion') by Karin Mack, which was produced in 1977 with a self-timer and her hand processing work in the darkroom. Forty years after its creation, it is a new perspective that transforms and sets into motion the examination of the self-image and role as a woman into a three-dimensional object. Light and rotation create an illusory horizon of perception inherent in filmmaking and make the living shadows dance in the delirium of the real.

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language German
translation English (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 39,00 €