Installation based on Girardet's short film Enlighten, in which found images of scenes of lightning taken from a variety of existing films are brought together. Due to the alternating light/darkness, associated with 'electricity', the monitor recalls a machine that permanently seems to be switching On and Off. Rhythmic montage, the increasing speed between constantly shorter sequences and breaks, as well as the synchronically cut sound montage heightens the original intensity of the images, which is transformed into a suggestive interplay between light and darkness, presence and illusion.

Filmmaker
Christoph Girardet
Premiere
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Country
Germany
Year
2000
Medium
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Length
0’
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