PÉRIPHÉRIQUE
(part 1: Harar / part 2: Beograd / part 3: Buenos Aires)

by Thomas KÖNER
2005-2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 13' 00

Three scenes at remote, inconsiderable locations: 2nd world, 3rd world, people on the streets of Harar, Belgrade and a favela slum in Buenos Aires.
The camera traces fluctuating and vanishing movements; we see faces becoming transparent, leafing through beclouding layers of personal remembrance.
What first seemed to be an observation of three daily-life fragments merges into the vast space of a given moment, unsealing a microcosm of time that can only be entered from the off, the negligible periphery of the world.
PÉRIPHÉRIQUES third section takes the camera very close to people passing by, observing walking clothes devoid of bodies, as if person and identity disappear when questioned, revealing an agitated emptiness that drifts around its center – or periphery?

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distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 54,00 €