Hysteresis / Hysteresis
Robert SeidelGermany / 2021 / 5' 5''
Tuesday, 07. 06.,
Cinema SC, 20:00 h
Friday, 10. 06.,
Theatre &TD, 18:30 h
Hysteresis explores the lag between recording analogue drawings and projecting them onto a queer performer’s choreography to create dense feedback loops. The resulting Muybridgean silhouettes, baroque textures and bursting painterly structures fluctuate between the second and third dimensions, unfolding free-floating gestures that unhinge the laws of nature. Using machine-learning to mediate these transformative re-presentations, the film intentionally corrupts strategies of the AI, unveiling a frenetic, delicate, flamboyant visual language of the hysteria and hysteresis – in this historical moment with its unique modes of AI creation, where history collapses into a single point in the present.
Robert Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science and technology. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals and museums such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, Art Center Nabi Seoul, ZKM Karlsruhe and MOCA Taipei. His work was honored with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Honorary Award and the Visual Music Award.
Studio Robert Seidel
David Kamp (5.1 Mix)
OVAL (Markus Popp)
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION - SHORT FILM 2