Thorsten Fleisch (dE)
10:00 min. / 2010
A visual study of velocity. The ephemeral phenomenon becomes palpable through an apparatus the filmmaker build himself. A speed sculpture begins a relativity dance along space-time avenues lined with uncertainty trees. A research on the representation of four dimensional space-time, described by Albert Einstein in his theory of special relativity, led to the making of this film. Using a scale model of a sports car and a dolly synchronized to the shutter of the still camera, Fleisch has produced a capturing visualization of the phenomenon of speed, which playfully references to Paul Virilio and Jeremy Clarkson.
Thorsten Fleisch made his first film experiments with his dad’s super 8 camera when still in school. Studied experimental film with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Germany. His films received several awards and are shown at festivals worldwide like: New York Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.