"Over the past half-century, two tendencies have dominated independent, artisanal filmmaking. One of these is the fascination with the material artifacts of cinema´s history: it is often called 'found-footage filmmaking' and sometimes 'recycled cinema'. Filmmakers working in this vein are often archeologists of cinema, aesthetically and/or ideologically engaging with the work of earlier generations of filmmakers of all kinds. The other tendency has produced a remarkable cinema of Place: depictions of a wide range of environments that ask us to really see (and hear) where we and our human colleagues across the globe are in relation to our natural/cultural environments. Throughout his long career, Gustav Deutsch has been an important contributor to both these tendencies." - Scott MacDonald
Gustav Deutsch is an Austrian filmmaker and artist. Trained as an Architect, he moved to film and art in the late 1980s, and became one of the leading international filmmakers working with Found Footage. His trilogy Film Ist., on the phenomenology of the medium film, realised in close cooperation with European and American film archives, has been shown widely at international film festivals, and in exhibitions in the form of installations
This DVD contains:
Adria - Holiday Films 1954-68, 1989, 37 min
Eyewitness in Foreign Countries, 1993, 33 min
Notes and Sketches I, 2005 - 2015, 60 min
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