13:30 | SATURDAY 8. 12. 2012 | Film Auditorium
screening, introduction – Martina Kudláček (AT)
In her films the Austrian film documentarist Martina Kudlácek describes experimental filmmakers and avant-garde artists. The protagonist of her latest film Fragments of Kubelka is Peter Kubelka, the legendary representative of the concept of metric and metaphorical films, who highlights essential building elements of the film medium – light, darkness and rhythm.
The four-hour long film Fragments of Kubelka (2012) is currently the last in the documentary series on experimental filmmakers by Austrian documentary filmmaker Martina Kudláček. The series includes films such as Notes on Marie Menken (2006), Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (In the Mirror of Maya Deren, 2002) and Bezúčelná procházka (Aimless Walk, 1996), named after the major film of Czech avant-garde, the author of which is the portrayed filmmaker of Czech origin, Alexandr Hackenschmied.
The film Fragments of Kubelka, which premiered at the beginning of this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, presents the author of the concept of metric and metaphorical films Peter Kubelka. The director uses archival footage and her own "database" of hundreds of hours of footage from the last few years (including lectures by Peter Kubelka held at PAF 2007). Martina Kudláček significantly captures the legendary, often hour-long lectures by Peter Kubelka, in a fashion similar to an extensive archaeological collection. Rather than biographical information, the film offers an insight into Kubelka's original intellectual world, in which his collector's passion, artistic understanding of cookery and particularly his theoretical as well as practical grasp of the medium of film and its essential properties and values as articulated by Kubelka, overlap and complement each other.
Coincidentally, Kubelka's work re-opens this year with his exhibition and film project Monument Film, in which he further develops the more than fifty year old film Arnulf Rainer (1960), based on the basic elements of film, some sort of binary values – light and darkness, silence and sound. The resulting film Antiphon is the opposite of the original film and Kubelka currently presents Antiphon together with Arnulf Rainer during composed screening evenings or physically on the gallery walls.
- Jiří Neděla
8 Dec | 1:30 pm | FA
Fragments of Kubelka
screening, introduction – Martina Kudláček, (AUT), Peter Kubelka (AUT) | Aport Animation
Fragments of Kubelka
dir. Martina Kudláček | AUT | 2012 | 232'
8 Dec | 5:30 pm | FA
Meeting Martina Kudláček
dicussion | Aport Animation