RANDOM CUTS

by Christoph GIRARDET
1993 / color / sound / 1S / 3' 20

«Twelve film clips, each 1.6 seconds long: they are cut and mounted according to a particular mathematical principle, repeating twelve times and placing the increase in time units in sequence. The tension is not generated by formal randomness, but rather it lies in the domains of individual manipulation which give significance to chance. The pictures are pre-selected. They too show "cuts": cockfights, samurai duels, battles from comics. They present violence that is reinforced by the principle of montage. Signs that originally only flash up are forced into events. Order is re-established. Everything is assigned its place, except for a paper dragon, which flies around somewhere». Peter Dyker.

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distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 50,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 50,00 €