Being and Nothingness
Das Sein und das Nichts
L'être et le Néant

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  Live Version  
     
 

Austria / Luxembourg 2007 l 4:10 min l colour l video l
film sound & music by Beat Furrer, performed live by Klangforum Wien

 
     
  International Premiere: Biennale di Venezia 2007
Austrian Premiere: Wien Modern Ouverture 2007
 
     
     
  Theatrical Version  
     
 

Austria / Luxembourg 2007 l 10 min l colour
35 mm l 1:1.66 l Dolby Digital l without dialogue

 
     
  Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007
Prix UIP Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards
 
     
     
 

Part of the film collection Free Radicals

 
     
     
      
     
      
     
 

"Being and Nothingness" transforms a piece of music into a visual and examines the role of humans in this performance of sound and light. After a prologue in which composer and conductor Beat Furrer is shown obtaining and arranging a score by Schumann, its performance is the film's actual theme: As the notes pass through the picture, the musicians of the Klangforum Wien ensemble appear and disappear according to their acoustic contribution. The result is a choreography of sound, and the music's transience and vastness is turned into a ballet of bodies which, somewhere between presence and absence, commemorates the instability of being as a dialectic micro-spectacle... >>
Thomas Miessgang

 
     
      
     
      
     
   

teaser l credits l stills l storyboard l score l making of l press l reviews l festivals l screenings l tv l free radicals

 
     
     
  Distribution & Sales Theatrical Version: Sixpack Film
Distribution Theatrical Version: Light Cone Paris
Distribution & Sales Live Version: Klangforum Wien
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