The Austrian experimental filmmaker and thinker Peter Kubelka (*1934), who introduced his work at PAF 2008 in person, is now presenting ANTIPHON (2012, 6.24 min), a part of a larger work called MONUMENT FILM (2012, 90 min). Kubelka is thus going back to his film Arnulf Rainer (1960, 6.24 min) which is constituted by four basic elements: light and darkness, sound and silence. Now, more than 50 years later, Kubelka makes Antiphon, a remake of Arnulf Rainer. It is a parallel film and all the elements are in opposite form – light becomes darkness, silence becomes sound, positive becomes negative and negative becomes positive. MONUMENT FILM will be premiered within the 50th year of the New York Film Festival, on the 8th of October 2012. Then it will be presented at Viennale that takes place from the 25th of October to the 7th of November 2012.
Kubelka's conception of MONUMENT FILM appears in two forms: analogue projection and installation.
Analogue projection in dark and silent space consists of separated projections of Arnulf Rainer and Antiphon. Simultaneous projection follows – both films are projected at the same time, side by side.
The installation takes place in a bright rectangular space defined by three white walls. Each film is cut in 128 equally long strips, which hang on nails and are arranged in a rectangular. Arnulf Rainer is projected on the left wall, Antiphon mirrors exactly the opposite on the right wall and the central wall shows both films placed one over the other.