Frozen moments and how to handle the internet for art film
By Sigrun Höllrigl
As many other film makers I also used the internet as my publication tool for films. Some of my poetry films are online on vimeo and accessible for everybody who likes to watch them. I feel great by opening a part of my work to the public. The idea that you buy and sell a piece of art is a strange idea! But somehow unfortunately also artists need money in our world. The art work as exchangeable goods keeps the artists living. But it leads also in a kind of missleaded communication with the rest of the world.
You can not watch all films online. Especially the longer shorts, which are not made for online distribution are onhold to for film screening and festivals. I do not believe in hiding art works exclusively for art buyers. But I also do not believe, you should publish all your work for free.
My personal preference is for emotion and mysteries in arts. The trend to simplify topics in populism is very unpoetic and limited. Hic et nunc, the currently leading philosophy of our time keeps visions excluded.
Poetry is mostly going beyond time and creates timelessnes and frozen moments. That´s, what I am interested in. And this does not necessarily mean Elfenbeinturm. It´s more a difficult to explain spiritual approach. All can be found in this two words: beyond time.
Frozen moments in art
I have selected a few films, which I show this aspect of beyound time in different ways.
requiem auf georg trakl is my debut film as a director together with Marc Neys. The text is based on a live performance text and was written for Literaturhaus Salzburg in 2011. The film was screened 7 times at several festivals.
As Yin und Yang the following film belongs to the first one. Meanwhile the requiem is based on Georg Trakls’ death metaphors, the second film as about the opposite – his visions of beauty.
ein blaues tier sich verneigt / a blue animal bows
My most successful film I offer in a short trailer version only: tschumbotschampoo oder Joerg Bungee vanished on the rope.
The text is a rewrite of the classic DADA novel “sekunde durch hirn/ second trough brain” and was created by the Austrian theater man Hubert Kramar. The film was realized together with Alexandra Reill in a kind of co-direction.