DER MENSCH MIT DEN MODERNEN NERVEN
The Man with Modern Nerves

by Bady MINCK
1989 / 16mm & 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 15

Many filmmakers have filmed and cinematically portrayed the city, but only a few have worked with the architectural material itself. With that in mind, the case of the Viennese directors Bady Minck and Stefan Stratil is quite exemplary. For their film THE MAN WITH MODERN NERVES, they built a model based on sketches by the architect Adolf Loos, which he had originally designed in 1923 for a city hall project in Mexico City. The step-pyramid of his sketches is not only animated in their mise-en-scène, but becomes involved in an abstract game of geometric forms, light and shadows, reminiscent of certain films of the '20s, like Oskar Fischinger’s ORGELSTÄBE. More than just an animation of the model, the film reveals Adolf Loos‘s architectural concepts of surface and the volume of space. - Jean-Michel Bouhours, « La ville et le cinéma », Éditions Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1994

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 38,00 €