FALLING FRAMES

A film by Johannes Langkamp (website)

2015 | 1 min | Digital Video | Color | Stereo | 25fps

Falling Frames is the first fragment of a series in which Langkamp explores the framing and visualization of three-dimensional perspective through the two-dimensional medium video, both technically as well as conceptually. In his own words, “the project is simply a research into space and how we experience space.”
To record the work, he built a special device that's attached to a tall industrial crane, which contains a stack of wooden picture frames that can be released from a height of ten to fifteen meters. The camera is placed right in the center of the action and captures the frames' movement while they fall down. The slow-motion recording of 240 still frames per second allows us to experience every millimeter of movement to the very detail. While the frames get smaller and smaller in perspective as they move further away from our view, they are immediately followed by the next frame and the next one, until they've all reached the floor and found a place to rest.

Screenings:

2015 Suburban PS, Rotterdam (NL)

2015 Kurzfilmtag Geilenkirchen - Kulturverein Geilenkirchen. Geilenkirchen (DE)

2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Rotterdam (NL)

2015 Perspektivwechsel at the art space Tyson, Cologne (DE)

2016 All together now - Label for contemporary art, Rotterdam (NL)

2016 A Gallery Named Sue, An infinite sum of sinusoidal functions, Group exhibition - Den Haag (NL)

2016 Short Film Poule Eye - Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

2016 Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland (NL)

2016 IFFR’s minibios op de Rotterdam Uitdagen (1 van de 5 shorts)

2016 Bring your own Beamer - Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)

2017 EYE on Art, Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Short Film Poule Eye - Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 ‘Dutch experimental film distribution’ by EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Kunsttour, Maastricht (NL)

2017 Images and Views of Alternative Cinema 2017, Nicosia (CY)

2017 Destination Unknown, Maastricht (NL)

2017 European Art Cinema Day, Apollo, Aachen (DE)

2018 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, competitieprogramma, Stuttgart (DE)

2018 W139, Round & Big, Solo exhibition - Amsterdam (NL)

2018 Under the Subway Video Art Night - JCC HARLEM (ew York City, US), Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània (Valencia, ES), Verbeke Foundation (Brussels, BE), Galeria Taller Gorria (La Havana, CU), Cervantes Institute (Sao Paulo, BR)

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