A PHYSICAL RING

by Mika TAANILA
2002 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 4' 40

Raw material from an anonymous Finnish physics experiment is assembled into a piece of kinetic fantasy. An integral part of the piece is the haunting soundtrack by Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic.
A camera attached to the ceiling, positioned at a right angle towards the ground, reveals a composition similar to that of a constructivist kinetic sculpture. The object vibrates to the very limits of the frame, the soundtrack embraces this rhythm. Despite its appearance, A Physical Ring is not based on a science-fiction film, but on scientific footage from the late 1940's documenting an physics experiment.

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distribution format 35mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 33,00 €