PRATER

16 mm

/ transfer to digital HD

colour

3 minutes

Everything is movement. We only sit still when something moves us.

This is what the cinema and its magic are based on. Prater (kinematics of the machines) is a study, at the place of origin of the cinema, the fair.

A view on the kinematics of machinery at the Prater Vienna. Like a machine that produces a magic artistically, the cinema feeds us with the seductive images since the beginning. Fears and lusts are evoked. In the darkness of a movie theater, the image becomes a whirling mass of gushing impressions.The fair plays with all these means of enchantment and does not hide any technical trick. The machines are also obviously exposed. Only in the darkness under the influence of shadows and light do we give in to this will of the inventor. In Vienna on the grounds of the Prater a number of pictures were taken, shot with Bolex on 16mm, capturing the impressions of the movement in a state of weightlessness.