Heavy Metal Detox

V'19

Heavy Metal Detox

Josef Dabernig
A, 2019
Shorts, 12min, kein Dialog

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Heavy Metal Detox

Josef Dabernig
A, 2019
Shorts, 12min, kein Dialog

Thu
31
Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Kristina Balcanovic
Josef Schintlmeister
Josef Dabernig
Screenplay: 
Josef Dabernig
Sound: 
Michael Palm
Camera: 
Christian Giesser
Editor: 
Josef Dabernig
Composer: 
Christoph Herndler

Production: 
Josef Dabernig
World Sales: 
sixpackflm
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Although films by Blake Edwards or John Cassavetes use dentistry as the basis for black comedy, they lack something: the camera is never close enough to really study the process. Placing himself in the frame as the anaesthetized subject, Dabernig trusts his crew to record everything in pure black-and-white: drills, wires, pipes, clamps, drool, blood, floss. No abstract poetry as in Brakhage’s autopsy film; only a calm soundtrack of synthesized tones and buzzing machines. As often in Dabernig’s multimedia work, social obedience squares of with the strange ecstasy of abandoning oneself to fate. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Josef Dabernig.