SOFT PALATE (2010)
Austrian visual artist and experimental filmmaker comes back to PAF to give premiere of his video Soft Palate, where he for the first time works with deconstruction of animated film. During the premiere he will also show thematically preceding video Shadow Cuts, which was made during this year.
Soft Palate is the second part of the bigger project, that you are preparing. Could you describe both works?
What's binary in the case of Shadow Cuts is the eyes and the figures without eyes. So its the play between binaries, but something at least in the dark. Soft Palate goes further, more in the dark. An idea of lost memories. It's about body parts, getting lost, a little lacanian... the idea of just seeing traces of stories I find compelling too. Can you imagine just seeing a hand in a Hollywood movie? Just the hand? This might be the bigger part of stories and my bigger project of fragmenting them in order to see what will be left.
And what about decision to make premiere at PAF?
First of all I think that I have great friends there, so I love to see all of you again. Second the gwargel (aromatic cheese, rem. of editor). But third, I think that artists should highlight their opinions. The Venice and Cannes Festivals and such are fighting for premieres, pointlessly. But very arrogant. And what do they have to offer? Venice, I didn't go there, offered a L'Oréal Make-Up before the press conference. I prefer a bramborak (potato-pancake. rem. of editor).
Martin Mazanec with Martin Arnold