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«INSIDE 521» by Michael Wirthig

Trailer by Michael Wirthig
Sounddesign by Mathias Burghofer
Support by Verena* Henetmayr

CROSSING EUROPE is delighted to announce that the new festival trailer this year is by the Linz-based artist Michael Wirthig, who has already presented numerous films over the years at CROSSING EUROPE (including Headcrash / CE 2017, Inside R-3 / CE 2012, Sunrich Orange / CE 2012 or Inside The Bag / CE 2013, Inside The Head / CE2016). Michael Wirthig (*1978) studied media design at the Art University Linz and has dealt intensively since 2000 with artistic photography and experimental film. In this context he is especially interested in deconstructing objects, devices and plant structures and also in the relationships between the inside and the outside world, which is particularly evident in his current work INSIDE 521.

INSIDE 521 is a study on the inside and the outside of an analog 16mm projector. The external form of a Bolex 521 projector was dissolved to reveal its inner life. The content thus gains a new space and individual components are made visible. Photographing these details as single frames turns them into new cinematic moving images. At the sound level the focus is also on the relationship between inside and outside. For this, Mathias Burghofer composed an experimental sound collage on the strings of an open grand piano. The former analog film projector is thus shifted into focus and so becomes a digital cinema copy itself, in keeping with the 15th anniversary of CROSSING EUROPE.

The festival trailer 2018, INSIDE 521 (AT 2018, 1 min), will be used for festival promotion and shown in Austrian program cinemas.