ELECTRICITY

by Henry HILLS
2006 / color / sound / 1S / 7' 00




A Bohemian architectural dance film with an edge. The inner city landscape of Prague, its beautifully integrated accretion of structures, 1000 years history repressed but un-bombed, viewed through the rhomboidal electricity-catchers on the tops of its moving trams. Trams define the rhythm of the city, & so their looped noises define the rhythm of this film. As contrapuntal fixed point, the Zizkov Tower--built by the Soviets for signal-jamming broadcasts from the West & looking like an about-to-launch ICBM--is accompanied by actual Cold War shortwave spy broadcasts.

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distribution format DVCAM (PAL)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 24,00 €