by Kerstin CMELKA
2003 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 3' 00

« What makes up a (film) image?
At first Kerstin Cmelka dissects a view of a sailboat tied up in a harbor. Using masks, three vertical segments of this scene are exposed from the same point-of-view at different points in time, and for each exposure the film strip goes through the camera at a different speed. As a projection, a «whole object» seems to appear, though a number of distortions are evident. Not only that the boat rocks unevenly with the water's motion, the camera on the pier moves gently and constantly from side to side. The varying speeds of the individual segments produce a convulsive, accordion-like movement which oscillates somewhere between wriggling and almost complete motionlessness. The concrete object in front of the camera's lens thereby withdraws from actual perception; what remains is a composite image of an object in various states (and types of motion) which is concentrated on the simultaneity of these snapshots' non-simultaneous elements. » Gerald Weber


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 21,00 €