Magasinet Walden and Filmform present Oleg Tcherny at Filmform
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Oleg Tcherny has been making films and videos since the 1990s. In his more recent work, influenced by Giorgio Agamben, he suspends the progression of images through a process of vertical editing. Usually shot in HD, his videos sound out the thickness of time, pushing the boundaries of visual, auditory, and conceptual abstraction. Tcherny has studied cinema in the editing room with Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet; he was an assistant to the filmmaker Daniel Schmid.
Call to Mind contains the films My Name Is Oona (1969), Time Being (1991) and Red Shift (1984), a trilogy with the family as a theme. True To Life (2006) functions as a separate comment for the other films. The Blu-ray box includes a catalog with texts by Astrid Soderbergh Widding, Susanne Forest, Steve Anker and John Sundholm, in Swedish and English, as well as a large number of still images.