Vertical Cinema, Colterrain

Colterrain @ Vertical Cinema: world premiere October 12, Krems Austria

Vertical Cinema is a programme of ten new films by avant-garde filmmakers, musicians and visual artists, printed on 35mm celluloid and projected vertically by means of a specially developed set-up. Vertical Cinema is site-specific cinema, cinema attuned to the architecture of the church. The films re-imagine what cinema can be when conventions like the horizontal orientation are discarded.

Vertical Cinema takes its inspiration from the legacy of experimental film, which has always been a driving force for new artistic forms and content. It rotates cinema 90 degrees, deliberately going against the prevailing trends of contemporary film. It breaks not only with the horizontal orientation of film but also with the fact that film is now all-digital and should be easy to consume on as many different platforms as possible. Vertical Cinema proposes a beyond-digital, transversal future for film.
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The premiere of Vertical Cinema features works by Tina Frank (AT), Björn Kämmerer (DE/AT), Manuel Knapp (AT), Johann Lurf (AT), Joost Rekveld (NL), Rosa Menkman (NL), Billy Roisz (AT) & Dieter Kovačič (AT), Makino Takashi (JP) & Telcosystems (NL), Esther Urlus (NL), Martijn van Boven (NL) & Gert-Jan Prins (NL).

Music by COH, moving image by Tina Frank

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Photographer: Markus Gradwohl,