ÉTERNAU ALTERSTEREO

2 X 16mm | Brazil, Germany | 25min | 2011


SYNOPSIS

Éternau Alterstereo is a performance by DISTRUKTUR in the finest tradition of expanded cinema: a dual 16-mm projection accompanied by a collage soundtrack.
Visual stereo hi-fi. The juxtaposition of the 2 screens affects the viewer experience and the images in different ways such as echoing, mirroring, or complementing each other. The use of distortion lenses during the projection can be applied to expand the projection space beyond the screen.
The soundtrack comments and adds new layers to the images involving the audience in a warm tempest of sound.

The film performance revisits and multiplies the short film Éternau, a colorful tropical fantasy that pays tribute -not without irony- to genres and clichés of the XX century cinema, eccentric film stars, exoticism and orientalism, by reproducing and reinventing this imagery from a timely and spatial distance.
All the 16mm footage used in the performance was shot in studio and locations in south Brazil between 2004 and 2006. Éternau screens regularly all over the world in film festivals, museums, art spaces and cine-clubs since it's premiere 2006.

"Éternau Alterstereo “remixes” and somehow subverts Éternau by Distruktur in a performance where the 16mm screening becomes stereo while we watch the duo create a live sound collage that enhances the psychedelic and spatiotemporal trip they propose"
(S8) – Festival de Cinema Periférico (A Coruña, Spain)


VIDEO



Video documentation shot from a 16mm Steenbeck and digitally justaposed.


IMAGE

16mm frame collage


CAST AND CREW

Production
MELISSA DULLIUS & GUSTAVO JAHN

Direction, Script
GUSTAVO JAHN

Cinematography
JULIANO BARBOSA PIRES
ENRICO FRANCINI

Art Direction
MELISSA DULLIUS

Cast
VIRGINIA SIMONE
MARIANA KIRCHER
MELISSA DULLIUS
MATHEUS WALTER
GUSTAVO JAHN
JULIANO BARBOSA PIRES
JUAREZ NUNES
FERNANDO PEREIRA

Music
MATHEUS WALTER
EDU NORMANN
MARIANA KIRCHER
LETS
GUSTAVO JAHN
LUCIANO BOLOBANG
JÚLIO PORTO
ANTONIO MACEDO SOARES

Editor
MELISSA DULLIUS & GUSTAVO JAHN

Sound Design
GUSTAVO JAHN

Production Company
DISTRUKTUR


EXHIBITIONS

2016
NEW BUENOS AIRES | Corner College | ZÜRICH

2015
(S8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO | A CORUÑA
FILMESPERFORMANCE | Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving| GRONINGEN

2014
WE ARE ANIMALS | Austellungsraum, Bilingua e.V. | BERLIN

2012
LEERSTAND . 012 / 13 | Kitev | OBERHAUSEN
TRUE TRUE NAME - MAD KATE'S PERFORMANCE SALON | Exit | BERLIN
FILMESPERFORMANCE | PERFORMA PAÇO, Paço das Artes | SÃO PAULO

2011
TUDO È Guest Nation Brazil | Ex Esattoria | FLORENCE
2011 INTRICATE MACHINES | Mica Moca Project Space | BERLIN