© 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 (processed found footage and original material); visual-thought-fragments, bodies, memories, desires, and hallucinations. The film is a study in contemplation.
The film plays with streams of images that do not undergo any narrative development and is backed by a minimalist 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 audience have to let themselves into the film and slide away via the sounds and metamorphoses of imagery, and are invited to develop their own reflections.
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 into 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 minimalist 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 €