by Telemach WIESINGER
2009-2015 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 82' 00
Tireless flaneur Telemach Wiesinger extends his repertoire of cinematic travelogues with another poetic collage of interconnected spaces and places gathered on numerous journeys across Europe and North America. Shot, as always, on 16mm, Wiesinger’s images have a singular feel that emerges from a confident mastery of materials and a precise sense of timing. The panoply of in-camera effects transforms he outside world into a wondrous and frequently otherworldly spectacle that hovers between realism and surrealism.
Forms of travel and sites of passing trough are a constant feature, as are the steel structures and moving bridges that frequently appear in Wiesinger’s oeuvre and allow him to weave complex formal arrangements within the frame. The filmmaker engages in a playful exchange with the spectator, creating anticipation and surprise in equal measure. This is brought about particularly through the musical soundscape , the result of a close collaboration with composer and audio engineer Alexander Grebtschenko . A varied combination of contemporary pieces of music – from Adrian Belew, Hayden Chisholm, Laurent de Wilde / Otisto 23, Andreas Gogol, Jojo Mayer, Gert-Jan Prins, Tobias Schwab and Gregory Taylor – rises and falls with a kaleidoscopic choreography of images.
Dr. Kim Knowles (curator Edinburgh International Film Festival & Professor University of Wales)
Awards for KALEIDOSCOPE
„BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM“ Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 2016
„Special Jury Award – Best Outstanding Arthouse Film“
BLOW UP ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL CHICAGO 2016
„Major pelicula experimental international“ Films InFest 2017 Mallorca
„honorable mention“ Los Angeles Experimental Forum 2016
„diploma“ Madrid Hell Chess 2017
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