OPEN UP

by Volker SCHREINER
1991 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 3' 05

»The tape is rhythmically austere and yet full of wit. Different doors and views open up, and reality and video manipulation become difficult to distinguish. New levels continiously super-impose themselves and cancel each other out. Musical rhythms and the possibilities of video are rigorously investigated with a sort of strict playfulness.»
(jury 5th Marler Video-Kunst-Preis 1992)

«Open doors, closed doors, half doors, swing doors, revolving doors, cupboard doors, hatches, cat doors, roll-down shutters, roller blinds, venetian blinds: Volker Schreiner comes straight to the point when he urges us to speak frankly and to open the door of our hearts. Schreiner's own openness provides only a mournful view across rain-drenched roofing tiles. Is video art an open door? Or is it enough that the doors are jammed wide open for once so that a fresh breeze can blow through rusty studios and dusty galleries? Would it be possible to reach a higher plan if poverty-stricken artists were not constantly faced with closed doors when they go to apply for a subsidy? Should the governement have a sturdy foot in the door or not? Or do video-artists drift from one genre to another just as perfidiously as unfaithful spouses do in a farce full of slamming doors? Every artist shuts up like a clam with so many questions.»
(catalogue 10th World Wide Video Festival, Kijkhuis, Den Haag, 1992)

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 20,00 €