24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The simple combination of movements by the camera and the observer creates a hypnotic ride in which, despite a voiceover emphasizing calm and relaxation, rotating objects and lights create an unsettling physical experience and dig the viewer´s imagination deep into grogginess of unsettled look.
“Hypnodrome is motion-induced delirium. A cinematographic look through the ‘egocentric camera’ and an homage to cinema as a site of contemplation and trance.” R. Wilhelmer
Visual artist Richard Wilhelmer (1983) was born in Vienna and studie in Berlin and London and at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He has created public interactive installations, a feature- ength fiction film, a book of stories, and intermedia experiments in which digital technology plays an important role. Wilhelmer explores interpersonal relationships and questions of adolescence and adulthood, frequently with the use of sci-fi elements.
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