Robert Seidel: Projections, Installations and Films

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Robert Seidel’s work “is an immersive experience, a sensuous dip into light, color, movement, sound and change” - Los Angeles Times

Seidel, who studied at the Bauhaus University Weimar, creates video installations, media façades and experimental films. Seidel pushes the boundaries of abstraction to the sublime and organic through his approaches drawn from scientific visual analysis and digital extensions of painting and sculpture. The DVD collects his major films, videos and documentation from his projections and installations from 2001 to 2014.

"Robert Seidel’s work is organo-tech. He does not deliberately imitate the pioneers of abstract cinema, and is a world away from the motion graphic mayhem of many of those enamoured by digital animation. His work is impressionistic, melding biological and emotional currents. Technically accomplished, the greater achievement is in what it can do to our senses. It can be emotional and epic, but also draw out intimacy, and suggest insights into the human condition." (Matt Hanson, media futurist and author of The End of Celluloid)

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/110686471

Contents:
Projections
- dive painting #1 (1:04 min, Germany 2007)
- processes: living paintings (6:43 min, Germany 2008)
- vellum (3:32 min, South Korea 2009 & 2:17?min, Brazil 2010)
- scrape (4:25 min, South Korea 2011)
- folds (3:18 min, Germany 2011)
- advection (4:07 min, Germany 2013)

Installations & Performances
- Chiral (5:55 min, Taiwan 2010)
- Meander performance (2:22 min, Brazil 2010)
- Black mirror (3:00 min, USA 2011)
- Erratic performance (3:00 min, Austria 2012)
- Tearing shadows (2:08 min, Germany 2013)
- Grapheme (3:50 min, Germany 2014)

Experimental films
- lightmare (4:30 min, Germany 2001)
- E3 (3:00 min, UK & Germany 2002)
- _grau (10:01 min, Germany 2004)
- winzerla woods (1:37 min, Germany 2005)
- Appearing disappearance (1:20 min, Germany & UK 2007)
- Floating (0:12 min, Germany 2010)

TRT: 67 minutes + Bonus Feature, exclusive interview (in English) with Seidel by Andre Eckhardt of of the German Institute for Animated Film (DIAF), 45 minutes

Produced by Center for Visual Music and Studio Robert Seidel (Berlin)

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Data

Price: 

25 USD

Publishing date: 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Runtime: 

112 minutes

Discs: 

1 DVD9

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0