Postglow Cinema – Counterworld Quantum Cinema

Tanja Brandmayr (AT), Astrid Benzer (AT)

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Linz, Stadtwerkstatt

Opening Times during Ars Electronica Festival 2021

FRI 10.9.2021 18:00 – SUN 12.9.2021 18:00

Quantum Cinema at STWST (Video, 6 min)

Nachleuchten / Gegenwelt-Kino is research and reflection in which visual content consisting of light, rhythmization and image fragments are projected onto an afterglow surface. Motion sequences and text are explored as prototypical cinema with afterglow properties.

Projection surfaces, interior and exterior relations, questions of consciousness, materiality and media are thematized. It is about screen, light and content in phosphorescent cinema mode. Phosphorescence describes a quantum physical effect in the excitation of light: In the interaction of the components, a quantum cinema is created here, in which the light surfaces in the high-energy mode change back to a low-energy level by emitting the photons previously absorbed. With and in this afterglow, short scenes of body presences are shown in obfuscation, inversion, or as an early chronophotography image quotation. At stake in the digital paradigm shift are fundamental questions about what kinds of form/content even transition into what is often called “immersive” in a technology context. But what does actual immersion mean? with Postglow Cinema we’re making the auratic technology shine. Diffusivity instead of hyperreality.