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Tarang © Jonny Greenwald & Shyam Kannapurakkaran

Spell © ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup

Arrive © Ed Holdsworth

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment 1 – 5 May

 

 

3D cinema, or more precisely Stereo3D, has experienced a boom in the blockbuster segment in recent years. Anyone hearing 3D will automatically associate it with action movies, animation and spectacular scenes in today’s expensive mainstream productions. But a growing number of independent and experimental filmmakers are also exploring stereoscopic 3D. Under the title “The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment”, Oberhausen will investigate in the largest programme of its kind in recent years the potential harboured by this cineastic awakening.

 

3D has often been discovered and then buried again in the course of cinema history, never managing to achieve true commercial success. Only time will tell whether the current “revolution” will last. And yet, never before have so many 3D films emerged in the slipstream of mainstream cinema that dare to really put this technique to the test artistically. What is different this time? For one thing, the digitisation of cinema allows independent artists and filmmakers to try out new image generating technologies. This programme sets out in search of the “Third Image”, beyond the razzle-dazzle special effects of the blockbusters: a genuine three-dimensional image whose magic can be found in that very property, an image that is more than just fluffed-up 2D.

 

“The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment” continues Oberhausen’s series of investigations into the cinema, from “Kinomuseum” (2007) and “Flatness” (2013) to “Memories Can‘t Wait – Film without Film“ (2014), with an exploration of the innovative potential of stereoscopic cinema. Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski tell a mythical tale of space and time using stereoscopic means in Cochemare, Alexandre Larose in his Brouillard – Passage #14 conjures a similarly convincing feeling of three-dimensionality using multiple exposure – just two examples of the many artists and filmmakers, also including Ken Jacobs, Johann Lurf, Céline Tricart and the Zapruder filmmakers group, who are plumbing the possibilities of a new visual universe.

 

The curator: Björn Speidel is a filmmaker and a graduate of the experimental media design course at the Berlin University of the Arts. His works have been shown for example at the EXiS Film Festival in Seoul and the Berlinale. He was a master student of Heinz Emigholz and has been an artistic assistant at the Film Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts since 2009. Speidel is a member of the Filmkollektiv Labor Berlin e.V.


Spell © ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: REALREAL


L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat, Auguste & Louis Lumière, France, 1935, 1'
Come Coco, Santiago Caicedo, France, 2008, 5'
Lapse of Time, Céline Tricart, France, 2013, 15'
The Chimera of M., Sebastian Buerkner, GB, 2013, 25'
Cochemare, Chris Lavis/Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada, 2013, 12'30''
Spell, ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup (David Zamagni/Nadia Ranocchi), Italy, 2011, 21'

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.
3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Friday, 1 May, 14.30, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria


Curtains © Lucy Raven

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment

Curtains, Lucy Raven, USA, 2014, 50'
(Loop)

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.
3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Friday, 1 May - Monday, 4 May, 16.00 - 20.00 h, Tuesday, 5 May, 16.00 - 19.00 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Studio


_grau © Robert Seidel

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: Space Scan

 


Die Urszene, Christine Noll Brinckmann, Germany, 1981, 6'
The Whitewashing of 5 Pointz, Ben Schwartz, USA, 2014, 6'
_grau, Robert Seidel, Germany, 2015, 10'
Ora, Philippe Baylaucq, Canada, 2011, 15'30"
Box, Ito Takashi, Japan, 1982, 8'
Skizm, Andristyák Marcell, Hungary, 2014, 4'30''
Red Capriccio, Blake Williams, Canada, 2014, 7'
Aurora Borealis 3D, Nakamura Ikuo, USA, 2015, 10'30''
Something Might Happen, Timothy Geraghty, USA, 2014, 16'

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.
3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Saturday, 2 May, 20.00 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria


Tuurngait © Paul-Emile Boucher

 

Scheinwelten – ein 3D-Programm für Kinder (ab 8)

Illusory World – a 3D programme for kids (age 8 and over)

 


Come Coco
, Santiago Caicedo, France, 2008, 5'
Tuurngait
, Paul-Emile Boucher, France, 2011, 6'30"
Searching for Space
, 9 Raumfahrer, Germany, 2015, 5'
Vertige
, Christophe Gautry/Mathieu Brisebras, France, 2012, 8'
Hsu Ji derriere l ’écran
, Thomas Rio, France, 2012, 24'
I know (Irma)
, Gabriel Biggs/Carlo Sirtori/Cedric-Alexandre Saudinos, France, 2011, 3'

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.
3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Sunday, 3 May, 10.30 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset


Hate © Sami van Ingen

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: Face of Surface

 

Tarang 3D, Jonny Greenwald/Shyam Kannapurakaran, USA, 2013, 4'30"

Capitalism: Child Labor, Ken Jacobs, USA, 2006, 14'

3D-Movie, Paul Sharits, USA, 1975, 8'

All Sides of the Road, OpenEndedGroup (Marc Downie/Paul Kaiser), USA, 2012, 12'

Galaxy, Santiago Caicedo, France, 2008, 3'

To the Sea (Mint Julep), A nice Idea Every Day, Germany, 2013, 4'

Hate, Sami van Ingen, Finland, 2012, 12'

Terra Incognita, Kerry Laitala, USA, 2011, 9'

Archeo29, Vladislav Knežević, Croatia, 2010, 9'30''

Back Track, Virgil Widrich, Austria, 2015, 8'

All Is Not Lost (OK Go), Trish Sie/Eric Kurland, USA, 2011, 3'30"

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.

3D glasses required for this programme.

Sunday, 3 May, 22.30 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg 


Color Rhapsody © Mary Ellen Bute

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: Ornament

 

Twelve Tales Told, Johann Lurf, Austria, 2014, 4'

5 m 80, Nicolas Deveaux, France, 2012, 5'30"

Speechless, Scott Stark, USA, 2008, 13'

Ztring Theory, Karl Bryhn/Jo Eldøen, Norway, 2009, 5'

Impression en Haute Atmosphère, Jose Antonioni Sistiaga, France/Spain, 1989, 7'

Around is Around, Norman McLaren, Canada, 1951, 7'30''

Plasticity, Ryan Suits, USA, 2010, 5'

Color Rhapsody, Mary Ellen Bute, USA, 1948, 6'

Virtuos Virtuell, Thomas Stellmach/Maja Oschmann, Germany, 2013, 7'30"

Our World is a Crazy Fractal, San Base, Canada, 2014, 7'

Stare, Karl Kels, Germany, 1991, 6' 

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.

3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Monday, 4 May, 12.30 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg


Embargo © Johann Lurf

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: Passage

 

Endtrip, Koen de Mol/Olivier Ballast/Rick Franssen, Netherlands, 2013, 5'

Arrive, Ed Holdsworth, GB, 2002, 3'30"

Wanderlust (Björk), Encyclopedia Pictura, USA, 2008, 7'30"

Transmutation, Volker Kuchelmeister, Indonesia/ Australia, 2012, 2'30"

Opening the 19th Century: 1896, Ken Jacobs, USA, 1990, 11'

When I Paint!, Dirk-Martin Heinzelmann, Germany, 2014, 3'30"

Embargo, Johann Lurf, Austria, 2014, 10'

Plant, OpenEndedGroup (Mark Downie/Shelley Eshkar/Paul Kaiser), USA, 2011, 17'

Brouillard – Passage #14, Alexandre Larose, Canada, 2013, 10' 

 


Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.

3D glasses required for this programme. 

 

Monday, 4 May, 22.30 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg


Just in Time © Peter Greenaway

 

The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment: 3x3D

3x3D, Peter Greenaway/Edgar Pêra/Jean-Luc Godard, Portugal, 2013, 62'

 

Für dieses Programm brauchen Sie eine 3D-Brille.

3D glasses required for this programme.

 

Tuesday, 5 May, 12.30 h, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg