Is movement a desire in itself? | 5:15min | 2019


 Animations (by Philip Emrich)




Exhibition view at AKI Finals 2019 exhibition,
AKI ArtEZ Enschede, The Netherlands


Stills from the main three screen video projection


 

Is movement a desire in itself? is a collaborative video installation which combines different media reflecting the experience and perception of time.
sound            Leonhard van Voorst
dance            Lotte Hamelink
animation     Philipp Emrich
audio text     Time And Time Again by Theresa Maria Forthaus
                       Excerpt of Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

live performance on 18th of June 2019 with Lotte Hamlink at AKI ArtEZ in Enschede, The Netherlands



Excerpt from Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot (1941)

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance. 

What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened










Time And Time Again by Theresa Maria Forthaus (00:42min)












Cinematic Corpse | 05:50min | 2018


Excerpt | 00:58min



Cinematic Corpse is a twelve screen video installation which explores the constructions of cinema by referring to the Dogme 95 manifesto and its founder Lars von Trier with his documentary film “The Five Obstructions”. Between deception and clarification, this piece reflects a long process of questioning to what extent moving image can show the difference between truth and lie by capturing people telling intimate stories.
The danish filmmakers Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier published the Dogme 95 manifesto in March 1995 including ten rules called “The Vow of Chastity” which strive for a pure cinema based on traditional filmmaking. Dogme 95 criticises the excessive use of modern technology by creating technical illusions in cinema which consciously intend to deceive the audience. Moreover, it criticises the role of the film director as individual artist who influences the film with his personal taste, and his “free choice of trickery”.

My piece of work neglects the rules of dogma filming by making use of technical manipulations such as the edit of colour, composition and voice. However, this work thereby induces the viewer to scrutinise the truth of the image by posing philosophical questions. Based on the strategy of Lars von Trier and his discussion with Jørgen Leth in “The Five Obstructions“, I am seeking to reinterpret Leth‘s “The Perfect Human“ by playing with the power of me as a narrator and filmmaker to purposefully influence the audience’s point of view.









Beyond Reach | 7:20min | 2018










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