From Zero

  • 85'
  • Netherlands
  • 1994
For , cooperated with Andrew Culver, the composer, media artist and former assistant to John Cage. Their point of departure was to work with chance in the spirit of Cage and the film comprises five separate parts. The first part is a chance-based interview with Cage, Nineteen Questions. The second bears the title Fourteen, after a composition by John Cage, played by the Ives Ensemble. Part three is Paying Attention and comprises Scheffer's first interview with Cage (1982). The fourth part is Art and Overpopulation and comprises a text by Cage and his composition Royangi. The fifth part is David Tudor, in which the composer Tudor talks about the work of his friend Cage.
Directors
Frank Scheffer, Andrew Culver
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
1994
Festival Edition
IFFR 1995
Length
85'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producers
Allegri Film, Ton van der Lee, Frank Scheffer
Sales
Allegri Film
Screenplay
Andrew Culver, Frank Scheffer
Cinematography
Joost van Gelder