Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts before breakfast)

Audiovisual fixed media


Duration: 8'40''Sound diffusion: stereophonic

Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk) is a silent film by Hans Richter (1929). The original accompanying score composed by Paul Hindemith was destroyed by the Nazis as "degenerate art". The expressive and communicative power of this Dadaist film remains current even ninety years later. The recreated sound path focuses on the ever-present reflection on the rebellion against the determinism of a pre-established order: both objects that deny their function, as much as human beings who tend to escape, almost by sublimating, the totalitarian and annihilating tendencies of the ideologies of the first half of the 20th century. This opposition of the human being to a materialistic and functional conception of man and society echoes more than ever in the contemporary historical period. The new sound environment imagined for the film represents these contrasts, updating them in the research and elaboration of stamps and cultural references, proposing a new perspective of reflection in which the distance between the two historical periods is narrowed by tracing new dimensional paths. Music: Nicola CappellettiVideo: Hans Richter


01.01.2001 - Segnali