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  • Short
  • 2015
  • 13 Minutes
  • Austria

Clouds cross the sky. A dark rumble. A crow caws. A melody. Omens hang in the air, heralding the unexpected. The work of Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovačič explores the structures and mechanisms of the terror evoked in horror film. They experiment with listening and viewing habits, transforming the screen into a fragile membrane between the viewer and that which is viewed while investigating the space between outer and inner. Surfaces revoke any attempt at correlation; grids are interchanged with stripes and dots, and with the supposedly material. The borders between abstract and concrete are suspended. Gauging space for the sake of orientation is impossible. Sometimes, the chance to understand, to orientate, flares up for a split-second –only to disappear in the next instant.

Director: Dieter Kovacic, Billy Roisz


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Dieter Kovacic, Billy Roisz

Dieter Kovačič Born in Graz, Austria in 1973. He is a musician, video artist, programmer and performer. He has presented his experimental music as a soloist, with small ensembles, orchestras and in other constellations worldwide. He has written music for theatre, opera and video productions as well as for installations and exhibitions.
Billy Roisz Born in Vienna in 1967, she has been intensely engaged with the media of video and sound since the 1990s. Her work focuses on experimenting with the correlation between auditory and visual stimuli. Together with Dieter Kovačič she organizes the annual Reheat Festival. In 2012 und 2014, her films

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