In the Twinkling of an Eye. History and the Open
Essayfilm DCP, 33 min 30 sec, dolby SR 5.1
Written & directed by Othmar Schmiderer/Angela Summereder
Cinemtaography: Othmar Schmiderer
Editing: Othmar Schmiderer/Angela Summereder
Music: Clemens Gadenstätter
Performance: Bodo Hell
Voices: Johanna Orsini Rosenberg, Philipp Reichel, Aurelia Burckhardt, Hildegard Starlinger, Wolfgang Pampel
Production: o.schmiderer filmproduktion
Premiere: DIAGONALE 2013
Festival des österreichischen Films Graz
CROSSING EUROPE Filmfestival Linz
Duisburger Filmwoche 4.-10. Nov.2013
Philosophical positions on the question of what differentiates human beings and animals constitute the starting point for a cinematic discourse, in which goats serve both as a projection surface and as ‘actors’.
Among the topics of discussion are Nietzsche’s writings on history, and texts by Montaigne, Descartes and Agamben.
Bodo Hell, literary author and herdsman on the Grafenberger Alm, draws comparisons between the field of the text and the field of pasture, and follows in the tracks of the enigmatic goats in their open space of the “never nowhere without not”.
A parable on the relationship between human beings and animals, subject and object, thinking and life.