The raw material used in Blow-up comprises two shots from an old educational film about first aid: A man demonstrates mouthto-mouth resuscitation on a life-size dummy. Fruhauf introduces this scene into his own métier, turning the “blow-up” metaphor into an image with a false bottom. With the aid of a digital photocopier, the strip of film was reduced in size to a narrow ribbon, and Blow-up shows this transformation in reverse: The ribbon is resuscitated, swelling gradually until the initial image is recognizable and, in the end, fills the screen. And this would not be a Fruhauf work if Blow-up did not conclude with a roguish smile. (Peter Tscherkassky)
This film is part of the program Filme von Siegfried A. Fruhauf .
- Siegfried A. Fruhauf