Avanto - Helsinki Media Art Festival 2001. 6-11.11.2001

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Peter Tscherkassky


One of the leading contemporary experimental film makers in the world, the Vienna-based Peter Tscherkassky’s modus operandi is to reconstruct found footage into new pieces of work that combine the abstract with the representational, and the conceptual with craftsmanship.

In his award-amassing films Outer Space and Dream Work, Tscherkassky “remixes” The Entity, Sidney J. Furie’s horror movie from 1982. The two are parts of a Freud-inspired trilogy, in which the director strives for an idiosyncratic narrative emulating the mechanisms of dreaming. The quirkily absurd Outer Space has won more than ten international awards, and Cahier du Cinema magazine ranked it the third most important film of 2000. Dream Work was awarded the first prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival this year.

The Kiasma showcase offers a full retrospective of the maestro’s career, complete with in-person presentations and Q&A.

Saturday 23.11.2002 - Kiasma Theatre
18:00 - Peter Tscherkassky retrospective

Peter Tscherkassky