by Telemach WIESINGER
2008 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 30' 00

On one hand „PASSAGE“ is a subjective report of a journey and on the other hand it is a documentary film about „movable bridges“. Telemach Wiesinger visited waterfronts in France, Germany, England, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and the U.S.A. to make a note of historic swing- and lift bridges, the last hovercrafts and the gigantic ship hoists by means of moving images.
Many masterpieces of bridge construction from the heyday of ship- and railway constructions are nowadays dismantled or fall into ruins. These technical dinosaurs become a document and an allegory of Wiesinger’s timeless imagination of travel. The sound film „PASSAGE“ is his second collaboration with composer and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Schwab. The musical collage is used to reflect the cinematic language of Wiesinger and to mirror his mechanical film tools.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 96,00 €