Daniel Kötter

2007, 07:51 minutes, colour, Silent

TAPECODE 1018.04

Location: a shelter in an underground car park in the outskirts of Istanbul. White walls, bright light, neither doors nor windows.

In this six-part two-channel film, two Super 8 cameras rotate around an enclosed space synchronously documenting, and documenting the documentation of, subtle manipulations to a strip of tape around the rooms periphery.

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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