by Mara MATTUSCHKA
1987 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 4' 00
"The birth of the alphabet."
"KAISER SCHNITT begins with the act of lying down, here motivated by the birth referred to in the title. The Caesarian section leads through a screen, from behind which streams a sack full of letters. This is the well-known alphabet soup of our childhood, which attempted to satisfy didactic requirements in two ways, by combining soup consumption with the acquisition of writing knowledge. KAISER SCHNITT ends with a hand scattering the horde of letters over a table. Using a pair of tweezers, a hand picks out the letters of the alphabet from the muddled pile and places them in a row." - Mara Mattuschka
|distribution format||Digital file on server (HD)|
|screen||1,37 - Standard (single screen)|
|rental fee||30,00 €|