Viennale-Trailer 2001: Wien & Mozart

Jonas Mekas
United States 2001

This is one of two trailers made by Jonas Mekas for Viennale ’01. Never one to be afraid of tackling clichés of image or sound, Mekas sets a fragment of Mozart against fragmented impressions of the city. Traffic lights, cars at night, fabrics, hats, as well as glimpses of a Kodak sign and a celluloid strip – this collage speeds by, frame-by-frame. Different levels of history also gradually insist: signs of commerce that trade on the past, and what seems like personal, washed-out, Super-8 footage from another time. As often in Mekas, the result is entertaining and cryptic, public and secretive. (Adrian Martin)

  • Jonas Mekas
Jonas Mekas im Auftrag der Viennale
35 mm
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