Tiller, Georg.

* 1982 in Vienna, Austria
studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien (Klasse Harun Farocki), Wiener Filmakademie (Klasse Michael Haneke), Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin.

 

Ausstellungen (Auswahl)
March 2008, as bring collective, Künstlerhauspassage Wien
June 2005, Taxispalais Insbruck, Arbeit, With Harun Farocki
January 2005 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, The Thomas Ender Expedition Revisited

Vargtimmen – After a Scene by Ingmar Bergmann

 

Date: 2010
Length: 06:20 min.
Format:  16:9
Specification: Black and White, Sound

 

Aufnahme für Aufnahme rekonstruierten Georg Tiller und sein Kameramann Claudio Pfeiffer die dramatische Szene des Kindermordes aus Ingmar Bergmans „Vargtimmen“ (dt. Titel „Die Stunde des Wolfes“) von 1968. In Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern sieht der Betrachter das Meer und seine scharfkantigen Klippen, den Horizont und die leicht gekräuselte Oberfläche des tiefen Wassers. In Bewegung und Einstellung zitiert die Kamera exakt die berühmte Vorlage – mit dem wesentlichen Unterschied, dass keine Schauspieler zu sehen sind. Untermalt werden die Aufnahmen mit dem Originalsoundtrack von Lars Johan Werle. Die Arbeit gibt den Blick frei auf die reine Projektionsfläche des Films, seine stilistischen Mittel des Film Noir und auf das Moment der Rezeption. Aufgrund der Kamerabewegung und Musik entsteht eine gewisse Erzählstruktur, zugleich öffnet sich aber der Bedeutungsraum gerade durch die Abwesenheit von Schauspielern und Sprache. Durch die Rekonstruktion werden Stilmittel, Darstellung und Kontext des Betrachters, seine Beobachtung und Erfahrung, als gestaltende Elemente des Films repräsentiert und zugleich als neue Deutungsangebote präsentiert.
LH

 

Interview:

► 1. Your video has been chosen among over 1700 festival entries to participate in Videonale 13. How central is the video medium to your overall artistic production? Is it complimentary to other media you use or do you work exclusively with video?

 

The first sentence, of course, raises the question whether video art is more exclusive than other art forms. Or is it on average does not exclude more than other art disciplines? Is there a medium that is more inclusive? If so, that would be the medium of my preference.

 

► 2. Is there a particular theme, concept or problem your art addresses the most?

 

Recently I’m mostly involved in the idea of how reality can be represented in the cinematic medium. What is realism in cinema and what are the realities of production while one is addressing these issues?

 

► 3. What artists do you relate to or find significant for your own art-making?

Artists that don’t shy away from making fools of themselves, who constantly question their own form and don’t make a fortress around their own set of rules.

 

► 4. Do you think the video medium can address social or political issues better than other art media?

 

No. Every social or political situation requires it’s own form or medium. The big advantage of video is that it can very easily function as a document (thus it can be easier placed and reproduced into the collective archives than other forms).

 

► 5. Art can be seen as a mirror that registers and reflects life or as a tool that transforms it. Which of the two positions is close to your own art-making philosophy?

 

Personally, I think these two notions are inseparably linked to each other.

 

► 6. How do you understand success in an art-making career?

 

When I can pursue my work without having to rely on other means to earn my living (thus I’m far away from success).

 

► 7. What is the most difficult and the most rewarding thing about making art / being an artist?

 

Don’t loose your integrity.

 

Being loved by your fellow peers

 

► 8. What are your upcoming projects?

 

I’m working on a new fiction film that is based on a short story with the title „Inside the Sandwich hotel“ written by a Sudanese Immigrant who has lived on a small island in Sweden for the past 30 years and on an essay film that deals with psychogeographical implications of crime scene photography in Mexico City.

 

► 9. What do you do when you don't make art?

 

There is no free time for artists.

Kalender

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