CHICAGO

by Jürgen REBLE
1996 / b&w / sound / 1S / 13' 00




This film was provoked by a trip on the overhead railway through the centre of Chicago in 1991. I filmed a twelve minute piece facing forwards in the direction we were driving. Three years later I came across the film material once more. The memory of it had faded, and its images were just as vague. So I worked on the material using a bleaching bath. The complex, cuboid-like architecture of the city came out in a test of the substantial and then sank back into the minority - dissolving to a lump of cosmic dust. I was first able to identify a projection of the experienced, within the undercurrent of disintegration.
Many years passed by and dust settled on the filmcarrier. Sound researcher Thomas Köner ran the dust through the optical sound system on the projector and a crackling sound could be heard. He then undertook a more exact examination of this dust-noise. Ultimately a tone composition came to fruition, which I transferred onto the final copy of the film in the form of an optical soundtrack.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 42,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 54,00 €