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A Messenger From The Shadows (Notes on Film 06 A/Monologue 01)

A Messenger From The Shadows (Notes on Film 06 A/Monologue 01)

A one-person piece for the “man with a thousand faces.” Silent horror film icon Lon Chaney was the son of deaf-mute parents, and thus, already as a child, perfected pantomime. He rose to fame as a master of disguise with a penchant for grotesque appearances and torturous contortions. Norbert Pfaffenbichler has remounted the forty-six preserved films of the two hundred that Chaney made into a tribute in A MESSENGER FROM THE SHADOWS. A tribute to Chaney’s art, to the uncanny power of the horror film, and to the aradoxical enchantment of cinema: Notes on Film 06. (Christoph Huber)

Norbert Pfaffenbichler, geb. 1967 in Steyr. Studium an der Universität für angewandte Kunst, Meisterklasse Medien. Pfaffenbichler ist Künstler, Filmemacher und Kurator. Seine Arbeiten waren Teil zahlreicher Festivals und Ausstellungen. // Filme (Auswahl): NOTES ON FILM 01 ELSE (2002), A1B2C3 (2006), MOSAIK MÉCANIQUE (2007; CE '08), INTERMEZZO (NOTES ON FILM 04) (2012; CE '12), CONFERENCE (NOTES ON FILM 05) (2011; CE '12) A MESSENGER FROM THE SHADOWS (NOTES ON FILM 06 A/Monologue 01) (2013)

Local Artists 2013

Norbert Pfaffenbichler

Austria 2013
DCP / color
60 minutes

Bernhard Lang