IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE EYE
(Im Anfang war der Blick)
Four experimental movies by the artist Bady Minck, located somewhere between Salzburg and Alfred Loos' spinal marrow, between dream and nightmare
Bady Minck reevaluates mundane imagery into thousands of postcards that the artist uses to paint a glowing, gaudy picture of Austria. Breathtaking montages and elaborate filming technology delve into the postcards' humid colors without losing their trashy allure.
Plus the short movies:
LA BELLE EST LA BÊTE (A/L/NL 2005, 3 mins)
A dream, a woman, a furry tongue: Bady Mincks "La Belle est la Bête" operates at the interface of civilization and wilderness, nature and culture, animals and humans.
MÉCANOMAGIE (L 1996, 16 mins)
A film about the convergence of time and space, the expansion of perception and how it is manipulated. The surreal animation phenomena caused by the pixilation create an autonomous world that reads like the hyperrealistic hallucinations of an eerie dream.
DER MENSCH MIT DEN MODERNEN NERVEN (A/L 1988, 8 min)
A high speed ride through Adolf Loos' spinal marrow.
Awards and Festivals
- International Festival of New Cinema Pesaro 2003 - Preis für das Kino der Zukunft
- Roma Art Doc Fest 2005 - Preis für den innovativesten Dokumentarfilm
- Cannes International Film Festival 2003, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Uraufführung)