SCHWERE AUGEN - REMASTERED
Heavy Eyes

by Siegfried Alexander FRUHAUF
2017 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 9' 42

"The artist’s reflection on desire and looking is carried by two traditions, though he leaves it up to the viewer to wander between them, marvelling at the surface of broken mirrors, the silvery beauty of cracked emulsion, the avatars which invite us to join each of these faces on their restless pilgrimmage to the heart of our own longings." - Mike Hoolboom

"Producing a film includes the essential process of creating copies. Duplication is built into the medium itself and moreover, it constitutes an elaborate and decisive phase in the creative realization of a film. The footage of SCHWERE AUGEN (HEAVY EYES) evolved over the course of many copy generations and a number of different motion picture formats. From 16 mm found footage to DV-Cam to VHS, from VHS through a wide variety of digital file codecs, all the way to the striking of a 35 mm film print which constituted the final format of the work. Unfortunately, 35 mm film projection is no longer a standard available to all movie houses. For this reason, I increasingly allowed the film to be shown as a video instead of its intended final format. But I was always dissatisfied. So a revised version has now been created, allowing for a digital high definition projection that has conceptual integrity. The transition to this medium has created an entirely different experience. Though nothing has significantly changed in terms of content, SCHWERE AUGEN (HEAVY EYES) has become a new work." - S.A.F.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 42,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 42,00 €