AT 1999, bw, 5 min
music: Takeshi Fumimoto distribution: sixpackfilm, Light Cone

Making and listening to music are physical processes embedded in social movements, writes Simon Frith. This fact is important with regard to the visual characters of electronic music productions to the extent that it is normally negated. The sensorial complexity of these practices seem to be reproducible only through the precision and abstraction of digital data. Michaela Grill´s visual work in o.T. makes use of a concrete wall as the smallest identifiable element of urban music culture which forms a space. The visual organization of this barely recognizable representational surface is resolved through Takeshi Fumimoto´s musical structure. The images illustrate neither the tone nor the rhythm; they follow the logic of the acoustic blueprint to create new forms of hearing through the processing of the found sounds. The camera in o.T. makes a parallel searching movement along the rough surface. The images, which cannot be isolated, resist a representational aesthetic, and fleeting spatial landscapes and forms which illustrate non-repeatability and improvisation appear in the tension between concentration on the cracks and fractures and the camera´s movement across them. Reduction to the plastic and sensorial basis sensitizes the viewer´s gaze by making the structure comprehensible. (Christa Benzer)

Diagonale- Festival of Austrian Films/A, Donaufestival Krems/A, Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche/GER, Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur/CH, MixMove- Paris/F, Argos- Vevey/F, Avanto – Helsinki Media Art Festival/FIN, Trieste Film Festival- Triest/I, Electrograph Sound and Media Festival Athens/GR, Motovun Film Festival Zagreb/HR, Int. Artfilm Festival Trencianske- Teplice/SL, Österreichische Kulturtage- Belgrad/SE, Autogramm Austrian Contemporary Art Festival- Budapest/H, 25 FPS Zagreb/HR, Cinematexas Int.Short Film+Video+New Media Festival Austin/USA, International Film Festival Denver/USA, NY Underground Film Festival NY/USA, Chicago Underground Film Festival/USA, International Film Festival Seattle/USA, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente- Buenos Aires/ARG
Austrian Filmmuseum/A, cinemasonic lounge- Schikaneder Kino Vienna/A, Topkino Vienna/A, ao3- Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna/A, Homestories- Filmcasino Vienna/A, Wien umgehen/Framed 5- Tanzquartier MuQua Vienna/A, Space Revisited-Wien Modern Vienna/A, Österreichische Filmgalerie/ Donaufestival/A, Steirischer Herbst Graz/A, O.K. Spektral O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Linz/A, Freiburger Film Forum/GER, Austrian Psycho Nights Berlin Volksbühne/GER, Kino Balazs BKA Berlin/GER,
Filmkunsthaus Babylon Berlin/GER, Austrian Cultural Forum London/UK, Transat Videos Herouville/F, Light Cone Scratch Projection Paris/F, Transat Vidéo Caen/F, WORM Rotterdam/NL, Urban Mag Gent/BEL, Forum Lisboa/P, Pacific Film Archive- Berkely/USA, Zeitgeist Art Center New Orleans/USA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago/USA, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente- Buenos Aires/ARG
sounds&files- Künstlerhaus Vienna/A, Schöpfungszeiten – Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie/A, See the Rhythm. Synaesthetical Concepts In Contemporary Austrian Video- KBB Kulturbüro Barcelona/E