WELTENEMPFÄNGER

by SCHMELZDAHIN
1985 / Super 8mm / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00

A wildlife film about birds flying, set against glowing sunsets. On the soundtrack, the buzz of radio static which sometimes resembles that of an airplane and which appears to critique the human desire to fly, an absurd desire when compared to the flight of birds.

"WELTENEMPFÄNGER, sea and landscapes are filtered in red, intercut with red monochromes, the pure color acts as a crossfade as birds fly off into red and yellow. Color is applied as a layer on the image, whose frame, shot and the analogue dimension are respected. It de-realizes and denatures, but what works here is its hue, not its figural powers: it remains discreet, less virulent than the brilliant forms of dysharmonic sequences that characterize the work of Schmelzdahin."
— Nicole Brenez

4 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Super 8mm
speed 18 fps
sound magnetic sound
rental fee 25,00 €

distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 18 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 25,00 €

distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 18 fps
rental fee 25,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 25,00 €