© Wolfgang lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann


© Wolfgang Lehmann

ITS EXISTENCE COMMENCED THIS HOUR

by Wolfgang LEHMANN
2017-2019 / 16mm & HD / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 60' 00

ITS EXISTENCE COMMENCED THIS HOUR works with a constantly changing flow of images; visual-thought-fragments, bodies, memories, desires, and hallucinations. The film is a study in contemplation. What is not to understand that he is meditative quiet.

The film plays with streams of images that do not undergo any narrative development and is backed by a minimalistic music with a metallic bell-like sound.
It is a state of perception that the film wants to trigger and perception is always subject to subjective experience. Which means that every viewer will probably have his own interpretation.

The picture material consists of digitally transformed landscapes, a skull and only barely recognizable people like shadows.

The audience has to let himself into the film and slide away by the sounds and imagery metamorphoses, and is invited to develop his own thoughts.

ITS EXISTENCE COMMENCED THIS HOUR is filmic poetry, the film runs exactly one hour – the film needs this space and this time in order to give the perception the space to forget the perceived time and to get in a continuum, in which one can drift.
In this respect, the film requires much of its observers to let go of the idea of the conventional narrative presentation that creates the dramaturgy with the help of excitement. ITS EXISTENCE COMMENCED THIS HOUR is inspired by minimal music, drone music and non-European music dramaturgy like gamelan and raga.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on USB stick (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 180,00 €

distribution format DCP on USB stick (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 180,00 €