In the Beginning was the Eye
L/IT/A 1989-2005, 45 min
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 films:
LA BELLE EST LA BÊTE (A/L/NL 2005, 3 min)
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 min)
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.
- Cannes International Film Festival 2003 - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
- International Festival of New Cinema Pesaro 2003 - Prize for the cinema of the future
- Roma Art Doc Fest 2005 - Award for the most innovative documentary
Director and Screenplay
Director of Photography
Jerzy Palacz, Martin Putz, Martin Gschlacht
Frédéric Fichefet, Anne Schroeder
Bernhard Fleischmann, Dr. Nachtstrom, Sainkho Namtchylak
3 short films, trailer, making-of „Im Anfang war der Blick“ (18 min), 24-page booklet (English, German)
English, French, Italian, Polish
PAL / Color
45 min + 27 min short films + 18 min extras
DD 5.1 + DD 2.0
Without age restriction