A selection of the amazing and unique film work of Austrian Peter Tscherkassky!
Curated by The Sadnesses
Total Runtime: 0:42:14
Peter Tscherkassky (born October 3, 1958) is an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker who works exclusively with found footage. All of his work is done with film and heavily edited in the darkroom, rather than relying on technological modes.
Tscherkassky began filming in 1979 when he acquired Super-8 equipment and before the end of the year he had scripted and started of the shooting of Kreuzritter. Throughout his career he conceived numerous film festivals including “The Light of Periphery – Austrian Avant-Garde Film 1957–1988” (1988), “Im Off der Geschichte” (1990), “Found Footage – Filme aus gefundenem Material” (1991), and “Unknown Territories – The American Independent Film” (1992). He was also the founding member of the newly Austria Filmmakers Cooperative which began in 1982 and resigned from his position there in 1993. His most recent work Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the series "Quinzaine des réalisateurs."
Get Ready (1999)
Outer Space (2000)
Dream Work (2002)
Instructions for a Light & Sound Machine (2005)
Coming Attractions (2010)