Stop Motion – a dancer as filmmaker refrains from superfluous movement in a villa in Brittany, giving way to an individual as well as social state described by the French philosopher Paul Virilio as "polar inertia". Frame by frame by frame, Paul Wenninger makes the rounds standing still, in an initially completely empty salon, with his back perpetually turned to the walls – and above all, to the windows: A stormy time seems to fly by while the relationship between outside and inside gets shaken up, even if the views "out" granted to the observer largely consist of projections: trees, beaches, parks shot in high-speed, time-lapse mode. If one repeatedly watches O as a loop, it emerges as one of those works in which the various "bodies" found in Wenninger's forms of artmaking – choreography, installation, animation – are very compactly merged.
Paul Wenninger, born 1966 in Vienna. Freelance dancer, author of choreographical pieces, and film maker with a focus on pixilation and animation. Since 1999 he is the artistic director of Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the body. Collaborations with various choreographers and companies, e.g. in France with Cie. Catherine Diverrès at Centre Choreographique National de Rennes et Bretagne. His works have been shown internationally and received several awards.
Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen , Germany, 2021
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