Photo: Dichtung & Wahrheit (Poetry and Truth), Dir. Peter Kubelka

Various Artists

Film Programme 7: Duplication


28 Feb 2010  •  DCA, Dundee


Film is ideally suited to examine how repetition breeds difference. Copying without copying.
Nothing if not repetitive, film is founded on the incremental succession of minute difference. But how does repetition of the same play out, and is it a tool to comment on the standardising repetition of the mass media?
“I alter material by organising it unchanged. Each work is an organised area of unchanged elements. Neither successive or additive, there is no result or sum.”—Peter Roehr
Technology - Transformation: Wonderwoman, Dir. Dana Birnbaum, 1978, USA, 7 mins
Funf Filme, Dir. Peter Roehr, 1965, Germany, 8 mins
Dichtung & Wahrheit (Poetry and Truth), Dir. Peter Kubelka, 2003, Austria, 13 mins
Dance, Dir. David Rimmer, 1970, Canada, 5 mins
Below is an online link which you can use for reference. To see the film in its original glory, check with the distributor of the film for their terms and conditions.
  • Technology - Transformation: Wonderwoman, Dir. Dana Birnbaum