Picture Particles, 5.50 min, Germany, 2014
Thorsten Fleisch was born 1972 in Koblenz (Germany). He made his first film experiments with his dad’s Super 8 camera when still in school. Later he studied experimental film with Prof. Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He lives and works in Berlin and is now working on his first video game for mobile and Nintendo Wii-U called ‘Teslapunk’.
Individual elements from a carrier of visual information have been isolated to construct alternative visual reagents. Repetition (in space and in time [and in moderation]) is administered as a binder to tame the wild particles in motion, evoking a golden ratio of the mind’s eye. Using historical imagery on a historical film carrier as the building blocks for an alternate reality, the influence conserved history has in building our present and thus the future is suggested.