steifheit 1-3 ​/ 7

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steifheit 1-3 ​/ 7

Albert Sackl
A, 2018
Shorts, 9min, stumm

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steifheit 1-3 ​/ 7

Albert Sackl
A, 2018
Shorts, 9min, stumm

Cast: 
Albert Sackl
Screenplay: 
Albert Sackl
Camera: 
Albert Sackl
Editor: 
Albert Sackl

Production: 
Albert Sackl
World Sales: 
sixpackfilm
Distribution in Austria: 
sixpackfilm
Format: 
35 mm
Color

If you need a demonstration of the difference between the Phallus as an impersonal, abstract concept and the penis as an individual, vulnerable organ, this is the ultimate lesson. In STEIFHEIT (“stiffness”), Albert Sackl films himself naked in time-lapse, attempting to maintain an erection for 4 hours. He has done this 3 times so far, at 10-year intervals. His goal is not masturbatory release; only the grim determination to “get it up” for the impassive camera. As time goes by, the job is more difficult. Sackl plans to film himself 7 times, to give himself an artistic “mission” that demonstrates “increasing hopelessness”. We wish him the best of luck. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Albert Sackl.