A film is not only an anonymous event to be repeated (as often as desired) in the darkness of a theatre—lacking contact between the sender and receiver—but also a direct encounter with the filmmaker, their stories and their material.
It’s only logical, then, that the screening renders itself both the reason and result of a journey into the active experience of a cinema.
Telemach Wiesinger is a storyteller; film, cameras and projectors are his tools. Projections portray locations as only the cinematic gaze can reveal them, in black and white images, furnished with the sound of the motor driving the 16mm projector, accompanied by the director’s narration, which enters the space between reels.
The filmic works of Telemach Wiesinger render themselves simultaneously as visual poems, travelogues and anthropological studies of port cities and mechanical, functional architecture. Building on the idea of a “travel writing machine,” the images collected on 16mm analogue motion picture stock are grouped into formally structured sequences that create a coherent kaleidoscope of memories and sensations.
Wiesinger (born 1968) is a German-based photographer and filmmaker. His works find themselves on the road at alternative film festivals, museums and galleries.