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SHOW VISUALS
5 TRACKS À 3:33MIN
4:3 PAL
03/2006

HOTEL
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ADDITIONAL VFX:
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
ELISA PURFÜRST
TOON VAN DE BROEK

CHRISTIAN MAHLER

THE NEW VIDEOS FOR THE HOTEL SHOW...
were by far more complex and artistically challenging. I feel like we got more into the actual meaning of the songs. The idea was to continue strategies and aesthetics of the first videos and to focus on some strong statements. Rather than a visual patchwork the videos follow a clear road in a bizarre but visually homogeneous world. Most of the visual ingredients have been produced by ourselves, like the spotlights and LED - Walls.


For the first time we had actors performing as well. We rediscovered more than ever the old analogue way of creating pictures as seen in Monsters...Special thanks go to our unexpected support from the Netherlands: Mr.Toon. For further details please check out the my personal notes under the screenshots.

     
BASTIAN


SCREENSHOTS FROM "U-R-DA-1" (PAL/3:33 MIN)
PERFORMANCE: ALICE GRINDA


SUCKING THE SILVER SCREEN..
A quite nasty piece of work. Our comment on show bizz. A beautiful dancing remote controlled
girl is performing in a glass box..We tried to be as much visually shocking as possible. Our probably most extreme video so far.

SCREENSHOTS FROM "YEAHx3" (PAL/3:33 MIN)
FOOD SLAMMING PERFORMED BY THE MEMBERS OF LEM:-)



WHAT A DIRTY WAY TO DO POSTPRO..
This is the second video where we were playing around with the idea of the projected picture as a virtual silver screen. It's about the rock'n roll stereotypes and the audience reacting to it.
SCREENSHOTS FROM "MONSTERS" (PAL/3:33 MIN)
PHOTO COLLAGES BY ELISA PURFÜRST
WHEN A VINTAGE GAME CHARACTER IS SENT INTO THE WOODS..
...then it must be scared to death. That's what we thought and kidnapped that little Boulderdash Guy from his Commodore C64 home. His abstract appearance based on just a few pixels is a nice contrast to the paranoid, surreal world surrounding him.

SCREENSHOTS FROM "DESTINATION EARTH" (PAL/3:33MIN)
BASED ON A 50'S US-PROPAGANDA CARTOON (PUBLIC DOMAIN)
"STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF NO TOWERS" (SPIEGELMAN)
The on-going political chaos in this world makes it difficult to find a safe position. The re-editing of an old american propaganda film seemed to me an appropriate approach to comment the political developments without being a smart-ass. One thing's for sure: our enjoyable lifestyle and lifestandard depends a great deal on oil without a difference between the States and Europe.

SCREENSHOTS FROM "SONIC UUU" (PAL/3:33MIN)
_BASED ON A FILM OF A HYPNOSE EXPERIMENT (CA.1950, PD)
_ "PUMPING BLOOD"
FOOTAGE BY ALEXANDER KOSHKA-STEIN (GER, 2000) (USED WITH KIND PERMISSION)

"SHE'S ON A STRANGE JOURNEY INTO THE CENTER OF HERSELF.."
... apparently. We were playing around on two different visual levels: her inner and outer world. Our only concern was it to avoid the impression that someone is being physically torturted, so a lot of the original material of the experiment has been removed. The video got simpler and more abstract.
I personally like the mysterious typographical screens. They take you and her on a strange journey. By the way I find her facial expression (the actual probant) absolutely hypnotizing when she's looking directly into the camera
:) ha ha ha