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checkpoint

Daniel Kötter

2006, 07:46 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1018.02

A former border: two vehicles, simultaneous, starting on opposite sides of the border.

Meeting at the checkpoint. Spiral around two watchtowers. Acceleration through increasing number of frames per second. Location: the former german-german border Marienborn.

Method: re-transfer of common digital techniques like simultaneity, split screen, acceleration, Plansequenz to the nostalgic medium of super8. Merging of Road Movie, documentary and experimental film.

In the trilogy "Camera movement and location" (2006-2009) Daniel Kötter explores the fundamental basics of image-making and simultaneity: a research on the movement of time in the film image. The protagonists of the three two-channel films checkpoint, Ein Kinderspiel and schutzfilm, are the camera eyes of two Super-8 cameras, the first democratic medium of moving images from a time when Europe was not yet digitally united. A pas de deux of digital techniques in nostalgic design, filmed in locations that are facing the bustle seemingly indifferent.

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