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.
His films have been shown in a number of international festivals such as Locarno, Rotterdam, Viennale, and Biennale di Venezia.
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Introduction and q&a with the filmmaker Oleg Tcherny.
- La Proiezione È Cominciata (2007, 35mm to digital file, color, sound, Italian with English subtitles, 7'00)
A portrait in 24 daguerreotypes per second. The Projection Has Begun is an adaptation of Giorgio Agamben’s essay The Six Most Beautiful Minutes in the History of Cinema, itself a study of a fragment from Orson Welles’ unfinished film Don Quixote.
- This Is The Paradigm Of The Worst Possible Film (2014, hd, color, sound, English, 9'00)
A certain peculiar behavior of the filmmaker Stan Brakhage was witnessed on several occasions in different places. His friend, P. Adams Sitney, focuses on an object involved in the story.
- Without Musical Accompaniment (2014, hd, color, sound, English, 6'00)
The last pages of Susan Howe’s book Sorting Facts; or, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker bring us to Pawlovsko, near Moscow, where the kinopravda is shown without musical accompaniment: Refused mourning or melancholia, here is the camera, the film, the projector.
- L'après-Midi Près Du Tombeau De Falconetti (2012, hd, color, sound, french with english subtitles, 10'00)
On a sunny afternoon, an elderly man is sitting in the shade of the trees of the Montmartre cemetery in Paris, on the edge of the tomb of the great actress Falconetti (1892-1946). She gained unforgettable recognition as Jeanne d’Arc in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Later, she took her life in Buenos Aires. Now the old man, Jean-Marie Straub, while playing with his walking stick, keeps her company. Until he is disturbed...
- Chez Jean-Claude Rousseau (2017, hd, color, sound 12'00)
A variation on one of French filmmaker Jean-Claude Rousseau’s cinematographic gestures.
- Flashback Legion (2016, hd, color, sound, 18'00)
It occupies the left side of the narrow choir of the shabby little church which we had entered... "What is it here,"
I asked, "that has moved you most, the painter or the subject?"
"I suppose it's the subject. And you?"
"I'm afraid it's the painter."
From Traveling Companions by Henry James
This event is a collaboration between Filmform, Turbidus Film and Walden.