Berberian Sound Studio
Datenträger: HD Digital File
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Im Rahmen des Parcour wurde auf Film- und Vidoeaktivitäten anderer Veranstalter, die zeitgleich stattfanden, hingewiesen. So auf diese Präsentation vom Bildrausch-Festival im Stadtkino. Ausschlaggebend war, dass die Künstler einen thematischen oder ästhetischen Bezug zu jenen von videocity.bs hatten.
The psychological thriller by Peter Strickland follows Gilderoy, an English sound designer who was hired to score an Italian film. The shy British man who is accustomed to his work on nature documentaries finds himself completely outside his comfort zone since the film he is working on depicts the torture of women accused of witchcraft. Gilderoy feels increasingly caged and isolated in the cramped sound studio, both linguistically and morally. Morally in the sense that Gilderoy is the only one who can’t bear the brutal imagery and revolting sounds. With his look behind the scenes of film production Strickland leads the audience into a bizarre world which is dominated mostly by sounds, noise and voices. Strickland composes not only the score of the narrative within the film, he pays equal attention to the sounds of the movie itself, the clattering of equipment, the sound of playing tape and makes them actors within his film. The film becomes self referential, a tribute to the process and the medium of film. With sound alone he is able to express the horror of that which is never seen, without showing the audience one single frame of the film within the story. Berberian Sound Studio begins to erode the destinction between artist and artwork, character and film, makes it more and more diffuse. With a disturbing sensibility reminiscent of works by David Lynch.
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