The Exquisite Corpus 2015 Ages 18+

7.45PM Fri 12 Jan 2018 (18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Screens with Film Ist. a Girl and a Gun 2009.

'While I derived most of my prior films near exclusively from a single found footage source, The Exquisite Corpus is based on several different films, referencing the surrealist "exquisite corpse" technique. You'll find rushes from commercials, an American erotic thriller from the 1980s, a British comedy from the 1960s, a Danish as well as a French porn film (both most likely from the 1970s), an Italian soft-core sex movie from 1979, and a (British?) amateur movie – it could be considered a "nudist film" since there are no explicit sex scenes but all the actors run around naked, for no immediately obvious reason. I mainly focused on these erotic films; they are related in that each tells a completely insane story that is entirely irrelevant but achieves the main goal of showing naked human bodies. I play on this attitude by raising the body of film itself to the forefront, which thereby becomes the central theme of The Exquisite Corpus.' Peter Tscherkassky

CREDITS

35MM, 1.37:1, BLACK AND WHITE/COLOUR, DOLBYSR, 18 MINUTES, AUSTRIA / DIRECTOR/EDITOR: PETER TSCHERKASSKY / MUSIC: DIRK SCHAEFER / PRODUCTION CO: SIXPACK FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SIXPACK FILM