On 24/02/2020, 20h: Gustav Deutsch, Film Ist. – a guest selection by Jasper Rigole
Artist and filmmaker Jasper Rigole collects amateur films, travelogues and family documents at the IICADOM archive (The International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories). OFFoff screens two of his single screen films made of such archival footage on February 17th. Furthermore, on February 24th, Jasper Rigole selects Film Ist. as a tribute to Gustav Deutsch (1952-2019).
As a tribute to Gustav Deutsch (1952-2019), Jasper Rigole selects Film Ist., a tableau film about the phenomenology of the medium of film. Deutsch began appropriating and recontextualizing found footage film material as early as the late 1970s. With Film Ist. he made a feature film without a camera. The result is intriguing, funny and enchanting.
Film Ist. 1-6 (1998) is a collage of material borrowed from scientific and educational films. These first six chapters are dedicated to the scientific laboratory as the place where this medium originated.
Film Ist. 7-12 (2002) focuses on the first three decades of the history of cinema and explores the new medium of film as an art form rather than as a technological innovation.
Lange Steenstraat 14
€ 8 / € 5 (reduction)