Fugue (2015)


Can/Ger 2015, 8 min. 16 mm film with optical sound

In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices. A motive is introduced at the beginning in imitation and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
Fugue (2015) is a formal, personal and physical experiment in order to understand the relationship between image and sound and movement. The movements and the setting are informed by motion studies that were conducted and filmed in the 1920s as well as concepts of biomechanics as a form of actor’s training. In the film the movements that are recorded are also printed on the part of the film frame that is then read as optical sound by the projector. What you hear is what you see. Or the image recurs as movement and the movement recurs as sound.

filmed, written, performed by Kerstin Schroedinger
technical consultant Karl Reinsalu
technical consultant Oxberry Pablo Perez
filmed on Eastman 7222
printed and processed by
Niagara Custom Labs Toronto
made with support, help and funding by
LIFT – Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
funded by FFA Filmforderungsanstalt


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