KURT KREN - WHICH WAY TO CA?: INDEX 020

Title

KURT KREN - WHICH WAY TO CA?: INDEX 020

Description

(...) What does it mean to recognize a documentary gesture in Kren's films? What is being documented?
The documentary images that Kren uses in his works do not arise out of a plan, but instead, come from the right moment, a coincidence, a momentary observation, or a seized opportunity. These moments are never particularly spectacular or narrative and also not very significant. They come up in common, everyday situations. The films do not really document an event occurring in front of the camera, but rather, the other way around: the camera designs the things. It doesn't care whether these things are important or not, as long as its perspective (and ours) always remains in the foreground. The camera opens things up for examination. The intense intervention in material is precisely what makes the filmed events relevant and continues to remind us that cinematic perception is always a reworking of events. (...)

Venecia Kaputt 1968  20' 
Happy-End 1969  4'01
Underground Explosion 1969  5'07
Western 1970  2'54
Cartoon – Balzac and the Eye of God 1971  31'
Auf Der Pfaueninsel 1971  1'21 
Ready-Made 1973  12'20
Coop Cinema Amsterdam 1973  3'
Keine Donau 1977  8'16
Tschibo 1977  1'58
Which Way to CA? 1981  3'18 
Breakfast Im Grauen 1981  3'13
Getting Warm 1982  3'22
No Film 1983  3' 
1984 1984  1'43 
Foot'-Age Shoot'-Out 1985  3'03 
Falter 2 1990  30' 
Snapspots (For Bruce) 1996  4'12
SPECIAL FEATURE
Keine Donau- Kurt Kren Und Seine Filme 1988  55' (dir. Hans Scheugl)

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Supplement: A booklet holding Michael Palm's short essay 'Documentary Recording', Kurt Kren's biography, and a catalog with specific prefaces to each of the 18 featured films. 

Austria

Creator

Kurt Kren

Publisher

ARGE INDEX

Date

1968 - 1990

Contributor

Michael Palm (essay)
Hans Scheugl (special feature )

Language

READY MADE 1973
Language: Austrian German
Subtitles: English (by default)

KEINE DONAU 1988, special feature:
Language: Austrian German
Subtitles: English

Identifier

EXP . KURW

Collection

Citation

Kurt Kren, “KURT KREN - WHICH WAY TO CA?: INDEX 020,” WPB, accessed January 25, 2022, https://tpb.worm.org/items/show/12829.

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