Expanded Cinema Pieces

Instructions For Films – Peristaltic Fantasy [2007]
Idea for a film on a white card

Over forty international artists who use the moving image in their work, were sent a white card measuring 20cm by 15cm, with the following invitation: ‘On the card enclosed propose instructions for a film. You may render the instructions by any means and appendages.’

Here is what I came up with:

Peristaltic Fantasy Front

Peristaltic Fantasy Back

From ‘Instructions For Films‘, a n.o.w.here publication


Der verbotene Film/Forbidden Film [2006]
16 mm

An experiment in film narration. Read more here.


Möbius Filmschleife/Möbius Filmloop [2003]
16 mm

A 16 mm loop spliced together like a möbius strip meaning that the one end meeting the other is turned by 180 degrees. To ensure projectability double perforated film used. Download the actual loop [3 mb] here. Choose play looped, watch for about 5 minutes.


ZUSE [2002]
35 mm

Structural films use mathematical means in order to arrange frames. A reflection on the serial nature of film. ZUSE is an exact copy of an original program for the Z3 computer made by konrad zuse in 1941. He is considered the father of today’s computers. His calculating machines (Z1, 1938 & Z3, 1941) were programmed with perforated 35 mm film. The program used to make ZUSE originally helped to factor out a polynomial. A small comment on the mathematics involved in structural film and thus a meta-structural film.



Feuer Frei/Open Fire [1998]
16 mm

Shots of something burning, clear and black leader treated with fire and smoke. Unscreenable!


Der Antifilm/The Anti-Movie [1997]
Super 8

Black leader arranged in various ways to prevent screening. Sprocket holes cut off at some sequences. Other sequences spliced together with the sprocket holes at the opposite side. In case of projection this film would rather destroy itself than expose its black soul.

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