Film No. 11 (Mirror Animations), ca. 1957, Harry Smith (Foto: Anthology Film Archives)

FIAF-Kurzfilmprogramm 2: Operation Kino

Film No. 11 (Mirror Animations) (ca. 1957) von Harry Smith, 16mm, Farbe, 4 min*
Paura in città (1181 dni pozneje ali Vonj po podganah) (Angst in der Stadt [1181 Tage danach oder Geruch von Ratten]) (1984) von Davorin Marc. 35mm (von Super 8mm), Farbe, 21 min**
[Extirpations des Tumeurs Encapsulées] (1898–1906) von Eugène-Louis Doyen. 35mm, sw, ca. 19 min***
[Les Opérations sur la Cavité Crânienne] (1898–1911) von Eugène-Louis Doyen. 35mm, Farbkopie, ca. 18 min***
 
Harry (Everett) Smith war eine der einflussreichsten Figuren der US-Beat-Bewegung und der Avantgardekunst: Filmemacher, Maler, Anthropologe, Musikologe, Okkultist, Universalgelehrter – und erster und einziger Artist in Residence beim Anthology Film Archive, das seine Filmmaterialien konserviert und bewahrt. Film No. 11 ist ein Hauptwerk unter seinen kaleidoskopischen Experimenten. 2017 wurde der Film vom wiederentdeckten Kodachrome-Kameraoriginal neu gezogen. Paura in città ist ein emblematisches Werk unter den etwa 300 Filmen des führenden Punk-Regisseurs Jugoslawiens Davorin Marc, der filmisches Experimentieren buchstäblich und radikal an seine Grenzen führte: zugleich ein Tagebuchfilm und ein Katalog der formalen Obsessionen des Künstlers. Der französische Chirurg Eugène-Louis Doyen war nicht nur Innovator auf dem Gebiet neuer Operationsmethoden, sondern auch bei deren Aufzeichnung. Zwei seiner Filmserien – eine davon in Farbe – geben einen so faszinierenden wie schockierenden Einblick in sein Schaffen.
 
In Anwesenheit von Davorin Marc
 
* Courtesy of Anthology Film Archives
** Courtesy of Slovenska kinoteka
*** Courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa
 

 
Stories from the archives: Film No. 11 (Mirror Animations): Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, musicologist, and occultist, Harry Everett Smith (1923–1991) was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in beat culture and avant-garde art. Through mutual friend and poet Allen Ginsberg, Anthology Film Archives co-founder Jonas Mekas met Smith around 1960. Mekas swiftly integrated Smith's kaleidoscopic experimental films into the nascent New American Cinema movement. Film No. 11 (Mirror Animations) was completed around 1957 and remains one of Smith's most influential films. Anthology conserves and preserves all of Smith's original and master film materials. Mirror Animations was newly preserved in 2017 from the rediscovered 16mm Kodachrome camera original. // Paura in città: The film is one of the more emblematic of the approximately 300 films made by Davorin Marc, Yugoslavia's prime punk filmmaker who always took the idea of film experimentation to its most literal and radical extreme. A diary film, both deeply personal and furiously political, Paura in città can also be seen as a catalog of the artist's formal obsessions in the eighties. The original was a Super 8mm reversal film with separate sound on ¼” magnetic tape. The original materials have been scanned at 2K and preserved on a new 35mm negative. Image and sound have been restored with both the specific aesthetic quality and the historicity of the work in mind. All traces of the singular history of the original Super 8mm reversal were left intact and are preserved in this new 35mm access print. // Films by Eugène-Louis Doyen: French surgeon Eugène-Louis Doyen was not only a great innovator when it came to new surgery techniques, but also a pioneer of surgical recording. Two of his short film series – one in color – offer a fascinating and shocking glimpse of his work.

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