LIVEPAN

A momentary still life, a scene setting: ironing board, iron, and a pile of shirts. And then the clapper-board: “Films” as title of the film—as the earlier films were called. Scene 25, Take 1, Roll 1, Director / Camera: Sasha Pirker.
A humorous scene? An experienced ironer in a practical jeans shirt stands ready with the iron, sees us, the viewers, calmly and indirectly and then gets going. As though by magic, ironed once over, and another clapper-board: The next shirt. Unobserved production forms, no escape, deadpan, the stoic expression of the body/object comic—as we know from Buster Keaton—develops to the livepan of everyday routine. Time passes and is swallowed. A rapidly growing pile of well-folded, ironed pieces. Vivid. Remarkable. Over and over, the clapper-board, over and over, scene 25, take after take, in the repetition, time goes on. Insistent. Solid take, the iron solidly in the hand. Now she laughs, hard, wildly. She holds her stomach from so much laughter, does not stop again. The laughter assaults us, possibly tosses us out again. No spoon-fed narrative. The comic aspect is filled in the repetition, emptied in the duration, and vice versa.
(Madeleine Bernstorff)
Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

Orig. Title
LIVEPAN
Year
2013
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min
Director
Sasha Pirker
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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LIVEPAN (Image)
Credits
Director
Sasha Pirker
Concept & Realization
Sasha Pirker
Actor/Actress
Birgit Baldasti
Available Formats
Digital Betacam PAL (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
4:3
Format of Sound
silent
Picture Frequency
25 fps
Format of Color
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2013
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
2014
Lissabon - Indielisboa Int. Film and Videofestival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Nashville Film Festival
Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget
Marseille - FIDMarseille International Film Festival
München - UnderDox, Festival für Dokument und Experiment
Belgrade - Alternative Film/Video Festival
2015
Dortmund / Köln - Internationales Frauenfilmfestival