by Jürgen REBLE
1992 / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 54' 00
DAS GOLDENE TOR juxtaposes and links together fragments of documentaries on insects and reptiles, images of astronautics and astronomy and some sequences made by the filmmaker on the human activities of his immediate entourage, drawing on his long experience in research and chemical manipulation of the film during and after development. This gives the images a pictorial character and an atmosphere that lies between dream and reality. The more the film progresses, the further away from reality we get. An extremely long exposure time reinforces the fleeting impression of human activity. The victory over the darkness that follows gives birth to an inner light.
Das Goldene Tor ("The Golden Gate"), a term from pre-Christian mythology, characterizes the interiorization and renewal of the divine fire at the passage of the winter solstice. The music composed by Thomas Köner as an accompaniment forms a complementary level that reinforces tensions in the flow of images, without constituting a background sound. And just like the film, which does not refer to any traditional model of structure or narrative, music also abandons the beaten paths in terms of rhythm and melody. This creates an audiovisual imagination that is more perceptible in the gut than in the brain.
|screen||1,37 - Standard (single screen)|
|rental fee||137,00 €|