Rohfilm

Rohfilm

Synopsis

Birgit and Wilhelm Hein made their early black-and-white Raw Film montage with very short frame sequences and an extreme reduction to a purely material aesthetic. The film image is disrupted in different ways: traces of dirt, frame lines or perforation holes appear in the picture, at other points the image freezes or melts. Positive and negative images are used. Since the original material was chosen at random and taken from existing 8mm and 16mm films, the image sizes are sometimes parallel, sometimes alternate. The velocity of the editing rhythm and mounting signal noise reinforce a rawness directed persistently against narration.

Technical Specs

Director: Wilhelm Hein | Birgit Hein
Year: 1968
Country: West Germany
Duration: 20 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: E
Alternate Title: Raw Film