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Das Goldne Tor (The Golden Door) Das Goldne Tor (The Golden Door)

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The basic idea is that it is impossible to fix film. Film is something, which is always in a state of flux...The images, 'real' in the beginning, gradually disintegrate and the gelatine layer, where the chemicals are embedded, dissolves. All that’s left in the end is the 'raging of the elements'. - Jurgen Reble Jurgen Reble's film works are marked by layers of residue, shifting abstract surfaces, chemical traces, scratches and blotches, as though a virus has infected the image, distorting its tone and colour, imbuing it with unusual textures and a strange aura. In these films destructive processes are the creative aesthetic agent. [...] A form of myopic mythopoeia, Das Goldene Tor confounds readings of interpretive 'meaning', however layered or subjective they could be; neither is it concerned with perceptual phenomena or visual processes. It is a self-contained metaphor, a self-actualising event through the experience of its passage. As it progresses its atmosphere becomes more intense, it is slower, it is hazily less distinct. Like the sympathetic layer of Thomas Koner's soundtrack, it is 'dark ambient'. - Steven Ball All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly. The basic idea is that it is impossible to fix film. Film is something, which is always in a state of flux...The images, 'real' in the beginning, gradually disintegrate and the gelatine layer, where the chemicals are embedded, dissolves. All that’s left in the end is the 'raging of the elements'. - Jurgen Reble Jurgen Reble's film works are marked by layers of residue, shifting abstract surfaces, chemical traces, scratches and blotches, as though a virus has infected the image, distorting its tone and colour, imbuing it with unusual textures and a strange aura. In these films destructive processes are the creative aesthetic agent. [...] A form of myopic mythopoeia, Das Goldene Tor confounds readings of interpretive 'meaning', however layered or subjective they could be; neither is it concerned with perceptual phenomena or visual processes. It is a self-contained metaphor, a self-actualising event through the experience of its passage. As it progresses its atmosphere becomes more intense, it is slower, it is hazily less distinct. Like the sympathetic layer of Thomas Koner's soundtrack, it is 'dark ambient'. - Steven Ball All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

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32 page bilingual French/English booklet by Oliver Schefer.

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Additional Info

SKU 3493551101147
Year 1992 (DVD 2014)
Director Reble, Jurgen
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re:Voir
Countries Germany
Aspect ratio 04:03
Colour Colour
Running time 54 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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