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Film Programme 7: Duplication

Film Programme 7: Duplication


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

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