A Masque of Madness

A Masque of Madness (Notes on Film 06-B, Monologue 02)

 
[…] Norbert Pfaffenbichler has put together his own found-footage monster from all of the accessible film appearances of the actor Boris Karloff, who rose to fame in 1931 as Frankenstein’s monster. As already in the previous partner work, A MESSENGER FROM THE SHADOWS (starring Lon Chaney), Pfaffenbichler’s re-montage of a film life radiates both analytical interest and a nimble pleasure of association. […] The film gathers, in the necessary glory, the ever same rituals of horror film and gestures of exotic danger. […] (Joachim Schätz)

Director's Biography
Norbert Pfaffenbichler, geboren 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): 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, CE '13), A MASQUE OF MADNESS (NOTES ON FILM 06-B, MONOLOGUE 02) (2013)
Local Artists 2014
Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Austria 2013
color & black and white
80 minutes
Sound/Sounddesign Christof Amann
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
With Boris Karloff