Uncanny Valley / Uncanny Valley
Paul WenningerAustria, France / 2015 / 13' 30''
Europa Cinema, 19:30 h
Europa Cinema, 13:00 h
In Uncanny Valley, we are at once bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the First World War. Within the horizon of a physiological apparatus and a gaze towards war, Uncanny Valleydevelops a dramaturgy of the image interrupted, a stuttering picture that interrupts the narrative structure of the scenic sequence. Each frame of this animated live action piece reveals its own painful yet detailed moment, resistant to the synthetic image of history. The culminating effect of the narrative performance reveals the numbing futility of war, the agony of conflict and survival, the discovery of brotherhood, and the madness of it all.
Born 1966 in Vienna. A freelance dancer, author of choreographic pieces, and filmmaker with a focus on pixilation and animation. Since 1999 he has been the artistic director of Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the body. He is collaboratting with various choreographers and companies, e.g. in France with Compagnie Catherine Diverrès at Centre Choreographique National de Rennes et Bretagne. His works have been shown internationally and received several awards.
KGP, Films de Force Majeure, Kabinett ad Co.
Nik Hummer, Michael Moser
categoriesGrand Competition Short Film 1