"Peter Weibel's earlier works (...) belong to the heroic years of a period of upheaval in which everything seemed possible in art. However, the artist not only made his appearance as a critic of public media but took the opportunity of presenting his own themes.' - Hans Belting
“Why a crime? In literary times the observer could not only observe but also be involved in the action itself and report afterwards with words. With pictures you cannot do this, because you are confronted with the decision: either to act / to intervene or to observe / to make a picture, because you cannot at the same time intervene and make a picture. A literary poet can be involved in an action and report afterwards, a picture poet cannot report with pictures afterwards. If he wants to make a picture of a man killing another one, he has no time to prevent the killing, and if he does not prevent it, then he cannot take the picture. However, with this picture he can communicate the killing to us. This kind of involvement is the same at home: detached. Time and morality: The price of a picture is sometimes a victim.” - Peter Weibel
This DVD Contains:
Publikum Als Exponat, 1969, 1 min 20 sec
Mehr Warme Unter Die Menschen, 1972, 2 min 30 sec
Abbildung Ist Ein Verbrechen, 1970, 1 min 30 sec
Intervalle, 1971, 1 min
Tv-News (Tv-Tod Ii), 1970, 5 min 50 sec
Synthesis. Ein/Aus, 1972, 1 min 50 sec
Tv-Aquarium (Tv-Tod I), 1970, 1 min 30 sec
The Endless Sandwich, 1969, 2 min
Jede Aktion Lost Eine Andere Aus, 1967, 20 sec
Imaginare Wasserplastik, 1971, 50 sec
Switchersex, 1972, 5 min 35 sec
Trititat, 1975, 8 min 35 sec
Selbstbegrenzung - Selbstbezeichnung - Selbstbeschreibung, 1974, 12 min 40 sec
Parenthetische Identitat, 1974, 3 min 10 sec
Monodrom, 1972, 5 min 30 sec
Hausmusik, 1972, 17 min 55 sec
Zeitblut, 1972, 4 min
Peter Weibel: Born 1945 in Odessa, Ukraine. Studied French, film and comparative literature for a year in Paris before transferring to medicine in Vienna in 1964, later changing to mathematics specialising in logic.
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20 page booklet with exclusive material, bilingual English-German text.