Virgil Widrich & Martin Reinhart
Austria, 2019, 5′
The historical agreement is well known: we sit in the cinema and watch something made about people like us on the screen. But do the characters and cities that we observe know that we are eavesdropping? Probably not. For that reason, we can´t be certain whether we have self-willed lives or are characters in a film… That is, where does the realm of the audience end, and the one inside the screen begin? Is there a cinematographic semantic comma that marks the transition or is it fluid, more of an “and”? tx-reverse demonstrates the latter. And how? Manifestly and also sensually: through a 360-degree-panorama recording of a movie theater filled with viewers, Babylon cinema in Berlin, by means of the tx-transform technique, which Martin Reinhart developed more than twenty years ago.
Born 1967 in Austria. Screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist and professor of “Art & Science” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His short film Copy Shop was nominated for an Oscar. In total, his work has been awarded more than 130 international awards. Virgil Widrich is involved in a variety of roles as project manager, conceptionalist, exhibition designer or artistic director in the creation of screenplays, short and feature films, installations, exhibitions and entire museums, as well as in international research projects.
Martin Reinhart, MA (*1967 Vienna) is a film maker, film historian and inventor. In the last years he developed a system to auto-correlate big sets of data together with physicist Leonard Coster. The goal of this work is to generate an objective topography of world knowledge. Martin studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and is a trained film technician. His company Indiecam has pioneered digital moviemaking back in the mid-2000s. Their cameras have been used in mayor Hollywood productions and were the first ones to record in CinemaDNG, a format that Indiecam has developed together with Adobe and now is a wide used industry standard.