Outer Space, 1999, Peter Tscherkassky

In the Studio of ...

Peter Tscherkassky

Cinema, handmade. Or: handmade cinema

Age 16 plus
The films of Peter Tscherkassky mostly consist of found footage. He delves through Hollywoodfilms, amatuer footage and advertising. Instead of coming to life inside the camera, his works are made in the darkroom, where the original material is copied and rearranged by hand. The results of these films have been awared with over 45 prizes so far while his film Outer Space is considered to be one of the Austrian films that has been shown more than any other worlwide. "In the Studio of" will give an insight into the special technique as well as the underlyting thoughts of this unique filmmakers.

Peter Tscherkassky, born 1958 in Vienna. Studied philosophy. Has been publishing on history and theory of the Avant-Garde Film since 1984. Filmmaker since 1979.