Using found footage from commercials showing mainly women’s legs and cars, a tangled network of movements is woven, broken out of the found footage, and compiled anew. Discharged from all its semantic burden, what remains is a self-sufficient swarm of splinters, fleeting vectors of lost direction.
A playful interrogation of the materiality of celluloid, Peter Tscherkassky’s Manufraktur explores the tension between an image and the film on which it is captured. The avant-garde filmmaker’s architectural fascination stands out from the film’s temporal, sonic, and material manipulations.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, Soviet Union
Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dennis Hopper, 1971, United States
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union