By land, air and sea: an audio-visual travelogue in twenty-one chapters

Tireless flaneur Telemach Wiesinger extends his repertoire of cinematic travelogues with another poetic collage of interconnected spaces and places gathered on numerous journeys across Europe and North America. Shot, as always, on 16mm, Wiesinger's images have a singular feel that emerges from a confident mastery of materials and a precise sense of timing. The panoply of in-camera effects transforms he outside world into a wondrous and frequently otherworldly spectacle that hovers between realism and surrealism.

Forms of travel and sites of passing trough are a constant feature, as are the steel structures and moving bridges that frequently appear in Wiesinger's oeuvre and allow him to weave complex formal arrangements within the frame. The filmmaker engages in a playful exchange with the spectator, creating anticipation and surprise in equal measure. This is brought about particularly through the musical soundscape, the result of a close collaboration with composer and audio engineer Alexander Grebtschenko. A varied combination of contemporary pieces of music - from Adrian Belew, Hayden Chisholm, Laurent de Wilde / Otisto 23, Andreas Gogol, Jojo Mayer, Gert-Jan Prins, Tobias Schwab and Gregory Taylor - rises and falls with a kaleidoscopic choreography of images."

Dr. Kim Knowles (curator Edinburgh International Film Festival & Professor University of Wales)

The title of the film "KALEIDOSCOPE" transferred from the Greek means "seeing nice forms" (kalo = nicely, eidos = form, shape and skopein = see, look).

And indeed, there are many scenes worthwhile viewing which reflect in the composed film pictures like in the kaleidoscope mirror: the varied structures of moved water or the art of technology one finds still with suspension railways and steel function constructions. Often it is also something bizarre which made the filmograph by the wayside laugh or think deeply.

The single film sequences composed as abstracted Travelogues show stations of man being on the road watching and discovering or also stranded. Varied means of transportation, streets and signs stand for a world which is always moving.

To the associatively tied up picture chapters Telemach Wiesinger puts intertitles: terms as for example "transit" or "amplitude" and signs which open other plays of thought. Thus, internal stories emerge in the viewer as before in the filmmaker, which put these pictures in different relations to each other and to the now-world. The fact that these relations jump over spatial distances at the same time reveal the mind of the experienced traveller and of the creator: Except for the poetic narrative plot lines, contrasts and different cut rhythms are relevant.

(Thomas Spiegelmann, 2015)

Film poem / 2015 / 16mm / DCP / b&w / composition: Alexander Grebtschenko / 5.1 surround / 82 minutes

Music: Adrian Belew, Hayden Chisholm, Laurent De Wilde/Otisto23,
Andreas Gogol, Jojo Mayer, Gert-Jan Prins, Tobias Schwab, Gregory Taylor
Composition: Alexander Grebtschenko
Participation: Alexander Bügel, Félix Csajka, Markus Dörner,
Thorsten Fleisch, Andreas Gogol, Priscila Heimer Braz, Tom Kaminski, Panos Kounadis, Jan-Hendrik Opdenhoff, Manuel Primoy, Ute Schöler, Ulrich Zaiser
Supported by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
International Premiere: 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival / U.K.
National Premiere: 12. Freiburger Filmfest
Awards: „best experimental film“ Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 2016,
„special jury award - best outstanding arthouse film“ Chicago Blow-Up Arthouse Film Fest 2016, „honorable mention“ Los Angeles Experimental Forum 2016, „best film / mejor pelicula experimental International“ Mallorca Films Infest Cine de Autor 2017, „diploma“ Madrid Hell Chess 2017
Distribution: Light Cone, Paris & Lichtbild Wiesinger

Trailer Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Still
Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope   Kaleidoscope
Hong Kong Art House Film Festival   Honorable Mention Experimental Forum 2016