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Film Talk: Markus Maicher

Painted Greek Island

Markus Maicher





A talk with film-maker Markus Maicher, director of "Mountain View"

Mountain View
Austria | 2' 40"
directed by Markus Maicher

Three continuous zooms towards a landscape are deconstructed into a discontinuous appearance of single frames. The panoramic view is obstructed, the organic movement of the hand dissolved into structural variation of the basic units of film. Indexical content is inevitably present on the physical film strip and yet lost in the structure of the film.

Markus Maicher is an experimental filmmaker and urbanist who is interested in the history and practice of independent filmmaking as well as in film as a medium for artistic research in the context of spatial theory. His work on Super8 and 16mm film engages with the dialectical poetry of film's materiality itself and its indexical content. He teaches artistic research at the Vienna University of Technology and works as a projectionist at the Austrian Filmmuseum.

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