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Now Available on DVD: Compilations from Peter Tscherkassky

Posted August 28th, 2014 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

Two DVD compilations of Peter Tscherkassky’s work, Attractions, Instructions, and Other Romances and Films From a Dark Room, are now available to purchase through Canyon!

Attractions, Instructions, and Other Romances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attractions, Instructions, and Other Romances  (1982-2010 | 91 minutes | BOTH | SOUND)

This new DVD compiles eight short films by Peter Tscherkassky, including multi-awarded breathtaking Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine and his most recent film Coming Attractions. Along “Films from a Dark Room” (INDEX008) featuring internationally celebrated Tscherkassky’s found footage trilogy – L’arrivée, Outer Space, Dream Work – this new release on INDEX offers an exhilarating excursion in Peter Tscherkassky’s radical cinema.

Includes the following films:

Coming Attractions (2010)
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005)
Nachtstück [Nocturne] (2006)
Happy-End (1996)
Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992)
Shot – Countershot (1987)
Erotique (1982)
Bonus-Track: Ballett 16 (1984)

While engaged in a process of deconstruction, Peter Tscherkassky also recognizes the power of cinema, utilizing its control over space and time, in order to uncover the energies of motion and story, of the violence inherent in both revolt and containment. As the materials of the moving image now undergo transformation, as the very term film perhaps become anachronistic, his films make clear that a radical cinema does not simply fetishize the material that filmmakers work with, but rather interrogates those materials and forms for the energies they contain and the meanings they can liberate, through the labor and processes which the maker and the viewer participate in. The future is still arriving, even as the past is constantly being restaged and reinvented within the dark rooms of motion pictures. – Tom Gunning

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Films From a Dark Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Films From a Dark Room (1983-2002 | 47 minutes | BOTH | SOUND)

A confrontation with the codes of narrative-representational cinema is one of Peter Tscherkassky’s constant concerns. If one attempts to distill a constant from his films, then this must surely be the oscillation between the abstract and the concrete, between the dry and the sensual, which is the source of energy of his work. The question of belly or brain is one which Tscherkassky stopped asking long ago – for ultimately sobriety is the route to ecstasy.
– Gabriele Jutz

This DVD contains the following films:

L’ARRIVÉE 1997/98, 2:09 min
OUTER SPACE 1999, 9:58 min
DREAM WORK 2002, 11 min
MANUFRAKTUR 1985, 2:54 min
MOTION PICTURE (LA SORTIE DES OUVRIERS DE L’USINE LUMIERE A LYON) 1984, 3:23 min
GET READY 1999, 1:04 min
BONUSTRACK: MINIATUREN VIELE BERLINER KÜNSTLER IN HOISDORF 1983, 16 min.

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