The fifth wall (2017)

Will premiere in cinema in May 2017.

Central to the piece is a bulletproof glass pane measuring 3x2m, of a weight of 400kg, which has undergone extreme physical forces, the impacts of which created cracks, cuts and sounds.
As an object it represents the omnipresent displays of our time; this wall made of glass  is put between the audience and the camera – it becomes a cinematic metaphor for a society intrinsically linked to the screen. Almost hundred years ago in the world of theater they recognised the fourth wall, the space separating the stage actors with the audience and they deliberated whether to thematise or neglect this distance of removal. Today, society is once again removed through its interaction with this new wall, the display screen. Having gone one step further, we live now through abstraction, to the point where our understanding of existence is becoming nothing more than an idealized version of reality to us through display and screens.

A fifth wall has risen and can no longer be ignored.

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Staff :
concept & arrangement : Kutin|Kindlinger
camera : Martin Putz
video animation : Conny Zenk
voice : Anat Stainberg
production assistance : Alina Sklenicka
additional camera : Andreas Haider, Robert Hack
colors : Andi Winter
flame-thrower operator : Andi Dusatko
sniper : Anonymos
support : Land Steiermark, Land Salzburg, SKE Fonds, Stadt Wien, BKA