Ein Kinderspiel

Daniel Kötter

2007, 17:55 minutes, colour, Silent

TAPECODE 1018.03

Ein Kinderspiel's nine 2-channel-super 8 films explore the possibilities of motion of super 8 cameras, uncut and simultaneous. An exploration in nostalgic vesture: synchronous techniques and traveling shots from the digital era, transferred to the aesthetics of the first private films of childhood days. Children's playground apparatus acts as the backdrop to studies and analyses in motion: swinging, seesawing, revolving. The mechanics and not the subject generate the action and motion. A pas de deux by the two camera protagonists.

In the trilogy "Camera movement and location" (2006-2009) Daniel Kötter explores the fundamental basics of image-making and simultaneity: a research on the movement of time in the film image. The protagonists of the three two-channel films
checkpoint, Ein Kinderspiel and schutzfilm, are the camera eyes of two Super-8 cameras, the first democratic medium of moving images from a time when Europe was not yet digitally united. A pas de deux of digital techniques in nostalgic design, filmed in locations that are facing the bustle seemingly indifferent.

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