INTERMEZZO
Notes on Film 04

by Norbert PFAFFENBICHLER
2012 / Digital Betacam / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 2' 00

"A furious scene, virtuously reassembled, continuously intensifying, yet never moving. A brief excerpt from Charlie Chaplin’s 'The Floorwalker' (1916) serves as starting sequence for 'Intermezzo'. Chaplin, fleeing from a monstrous pursuer, down an up escalator, which at the time was the epitome of techno mechanical modernity; on the side, a mannequin as statuary counterpoint. Pfaffenbichler arranges the takes that he has pulled from the original film, enlarged, and in part, set as negatives or alienated in terms of color, according to a special verse scheme: ABABA BCBCB DCDCD, etc., whereby the selected excerpt continually advances to the action and the interlinking of the images becomes increasingly dodgy." - Christian Höller

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