NORBERT PFAFFENBICHLER - Notes on Notes on Film
While the development of the Notes on Film – series is logical, the expansive directions it takes are baffling. Pfaffenbichler’s unique sensibility finds expression in a growing emphasis upon the comic and the uncanny, whereby his avant-garde and often structuralist approach is coupled with an ever-increasing pleasure in playful experimentation. The source material is simultaneously de- and re-constructed, with a considerable amount of Brechtian surplus value, albeit involving a specifically filmic magnetism. It is impossible to come away from a Pfaffenbichler film without an altered and enriched sense of cinema, its history and possibilities.
notes on film 01 else, 2002, 6 min, CONFERENCE (Notes on Film 05), 2011, 8 min, INTERMEZZO (Notes on Film 04), 2012, 2 min, A Messenger from the Shadows (Notes on Film 06A/Monologue 01), 2012, 60 min, 36 (Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Lotte Schreiber), 2001, 2 min