Pocket cinema: Robert Seidel’s experimental films

September 19, 2010

Robert Seidel is an award winning experimental film maker and visual artist… His films simply mesmerize by recalling psychedelic motifs in new digital environments and soundscape territories…

Robert Seidel: excerpts from ‘_grau’ and ‘passion pit’ (c)

E3 (2002)

About the film:
‘E3 (E = eternity, 3 = 3 month) is the first work trying to capture my drawing and painting style into a moving picture. The movie is a 3-month-diary that I created while studying in the UK.

It captures the beginning, with all its enthusiasm, energy and more or less sub-conscious hope that things develop differently in a new space. Followed by the phase were everything slows down to finally result in a complete breakdown into everyday life. This cycle happens over and over again, in all scales, in all relations … sometimes it can be a cozy, pleasant state … while other times it seems like Don Quixote, fighting against windmills …’
Music: M. Engelhardt

_grau (2004)

About the film:
‘… _grau is a personal reflection on memories coming up during a car accident, where past events emerge, fuse, erode and finally vanish ethereally various real sources where distorted, filtered and fitted into a sculptural structure to create not a plain abstract, but a very private snapshot of a whole life within its last seconds …’
Music: Heiko Tippelt, Philipp Hirsch

chiral | projection artwork | MOCA Taipei (2010)

About the project:
‘Chirality is a scientific term describing a structure that is not identical to its mirror image. “Chiral” collects cinematic etudes, which develop various conceptual approaches in order to expand the two-dimensional image into space. They are projected onto a sculpture (510 x 260 x 370 cm) and a screen (250 x 200 cm) made from handmade Taiwanese paper and develop very different lives on these configurations of the same material.

The amalgamation of volumetric lights sets ideas from Chinese calligraphy into motion and melts them with influences from European Art Informel as well as impasto painting to an abstract-organic sculpture. The installation is completed by a soundtrack by Austrian composer Richard Eigner (ritornell.at). With the premiere in MOCA Taipei the first iteration of the long-term project was presented…’
Soundtrack: Richard Eigner

chiral | documentation projection & paper sculpture | MOCA Taipei (2010)

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