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Titel:     Blood-Letting
Director     Peter Tscherkassky
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Year: 1981
Country: Austria
Length: 11:00 min
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Medium: Film
Category: Avantgarde/Arts
Orig lang.: no dialogue
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Peter Tscherkassky

Born: 1958 in Austria

Born in 1958 in Vienna. Started filmmaking in 1979. Tscherkassky earned his PhD. in philosophy in 1986 with a dissertation entitled “Film as Art”, and started teaching in 1988. Since 1984 he has published numerous essays on avant-garde film and in 1995 co-edited the book “Peter Kubelka” (with Gabriele Jutz). In 1991 he co-founded “sixpackfilm”. In 1993 and 1994 he was the artistic director of the national Austrian film festival “Diagonale”. Tscherkassky’s films have been honored with more than 50 awards including the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival. 2005: World premiere of Instructions for A Light And Sound Machine at the Cannes Film Festival in the series “Quinzaine des réalisateurs”. 2005: Publication of the book “Peter Tscherkassky” (English/German), edited by Alex Horwath & Michael Loebenstein. Tscherkassky’s light box installations have been exhibited throughout the world, including a one-person show at the renowned Gallery naechst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwaelder in Vienna. 2008: Lecture and world premiere of the original 35mm version of Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992) at the Louvre in Paris. 2010: World premiere of Coming Attractions at the Venice Film Festival (Premio Orizzonti Cortometraggio). 2012: Publication of the book “From a Dark Room. The Manufractured Cinema of Peter Tscherkassky/Desde el cuarto oscuro. El cine manufracturado de Peter Tscherkassky” [English/Spanish], edited by Maximiliano Cruz & Sandra Gómez. Editor of the book “Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema” (Vienna 2012). In the 2012 ranking of the “Greatest Films of All Time,” published every ten years by the BFI film magazine “Sight & Sound,” Outer Space was honored with the ranking of position #322 (Filmmakers’ poll) and position #377 (Critics’ poll). Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine was honored with the ranking of position #894 (Critics’ poll). 2015: World premiere of The Exquisite Corpus at the Cannes Film Festival in the series “Quinzaine des réalisateurs” (Special Mention).

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Alexander Horwath, Michael Loebenstein (Ed.): Peter Tscherkassky. deutsch/english / FilmmuseumSynemaPublikation
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List of Movies
20 LITTLE FILMS // 1995 bis 2012
Aderlass // 1981
Ballett 16 // 1984
Coming Attractions // 2010
Dream Work // 2001
Erotique // 1982
Freeze Frame // 1983
Get Ready // 1999
Happy-End // 1996
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine // 2005
kelimba // 1986
L´Arrivée // 1998
Liebesfilm // 1982
Manufraktur // 1985
Miniaturen – Viele Berliner Künstler in Hoisdorf // 1983
Motion Picture (La sortie des Ouvrier de l´Usine Lumiére á Lyon) // 1984
Nachtstück (Mozart Minute 09) // 2006
Outer Space // 1999
Parallel Space: Inter-View // 1992
Shot - Countershot // 1987
tabula rasa // 1989
The Exquisite Corpus // 2015
The Mozart Minute // 2006
Urlaubsfilm // 1983
  filmvideo.at // Aderlass applied on 1998-03-06 last update on 2017-05-12