Film poem, 16mm b&w, 16mm print optical sound mono, 1:1,37, approx 15 min, Germany 2023
Film poem, 16mm b&w, digital copy or DCP - stereo or 4.1 surround, 4:3, 15 min, Germany 2023
The short film KYKLOP is dedicated to a mechanical eye as an autonomous being.
Round wheels and targets similar to him seem to arouse the interest of this main character.
The atmosphere is thundery, thunderous. It reminds of the cyclopean thunder demons from the "Theogony"
of the ancient Greek poet Hesiod.
KYKLOP (2023) is another autonomous part of the film cycle by Telemach Wiesinger and Alexander Grebtschenko
that began with TURBULENCE (2022) and its pairs of mechanical wings.
The combination of Wiesinger's purely analog film design, characterized by technical finesse
and impressively varied film grain, and Grebtschenko's kinetic objects and extremely reduced music
allows for numerous interpretations. Questions also occupy the viewer: Why does the cyclops
wear a loudspeaker instead of a pupil? Is the receiver here also the transmitter?
How does the sound level created from alienated noises of the camera mechanics play with the images?
Like magicians, Telemach Wiesinger and Alexander Grebtschenko are able to create unique magical worlds
with their mechanical devices.
Raise the curtain on illusions! (Thomas Spiegelmann, 2023)
Music & Kinetic Objects: Alexander Grebtschenko
Participation: Fabienne Dressler, Stefan Johnen, Johannes Wolfsperger,
Studio für Elektronische Musik/Musikhochschule Freiburg
World Premiere: FLIGHT 2023 Mostra internationale del Cinema die Genova,
Italy / October 2023
Selected Festivals: FOTOGENIA, Int Filmpoetry Festival VOL.5,
Mexico City / November 2023