6500

Lisa Truttmann

Lisa Truttmann

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6500

Essay film, 2015

Essay film, 2015

DCP, US/AT, 8:43 min.
Filmed in Val Verde, California
Quotes from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s
Remarks on Colour



Unconsciously the human eye adapts to different light conditions, while cameras need adjustment through white balance. The color temperature of different light sources is ­measured in Kelvin. 6500 Kelvin corresponds to the value of overcast daylight and is used as a standard for the neutral registration of white surfaces.
6500 is an essay film on the relativity of words, ­questioning the application of absolute values in an argument, visualized through a play on colors, their spaces, and their highly subjective perception. Quotes from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s "Remarks on Colour" ­emphasize this rhythmic flickering and slightly absurd ­conversation between colour and language.

German synopsis
Farbtemperaturen verschiedener Lichtquellen werden in Kelvin gemessen. 6500 Kelvin entsprechen jenem Wert, der bei Tageslicht mit leicht bedecktem ­Himmel erfaßt wird und gilt als Richtwert zur neutralen ­Wiedergabe von weißen Oberflächen. Das ­menschliche Auge passt sich unterschiedlichen Lichtverhältnissen unbewußt an, während in Kameras diese Anpassung mittels Weißabgleich generiert werden muss.
6500 ist ein Essay-Film über die Relativität unserer Sprache, in dem die Anwendung von absoluten Werten im Diskurs in Frage gestellt wird – visualisiert durch ein Spiel aus Farben, ihren Räumen und subjektiven ­Wahrnehmungen. Zitate aus Ludwig Wittgensteins "Remarks on Colour" unterstreichen die rhythmisch flimmernde und leicht absurde ­Konversation ­zwischen Farben und Wörtern.



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Festivals
2016
Best of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, US/Online
2016
23rd Chicago Underground Film Festival, Illinois, US
2016
Images Festival, Toronto, CA
2016
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, US
2016
54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, US
Awards
2016
Best Essay Film, Chicago Underground Film Festival, US
2016
Marian McMahon Akimbo Award, Images Festival, Toronto, CA
2016
Second Prize, Experimental Film, AIFVF, Ohio, US
Programs
2019
Shar(e)d Cinema, The Golden Pixel Cooperative at Yard Festival, AG Gallery, Tehran, IR
2019
White Light II, The Golden Pixel Cooperative at FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, BG
2018
Weißes Licht II, Vienna Art Week, The Golden Pixel Cooperative at Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, AT
2015
XWRA Video and Media Festival, Artland Xwra, Ipati, GR
Solo/two person screenings
2019
Films by Viktoria Schmid and Lisa Truttmann, Now Instant Image Hall, Los Angeles, US
2018
Films by Marian McMahon Akimbo award winners 2016/17, Film Farm, Mount Forest, CA
2018
Blickle Archive Series #27: Lisa Truttmann, Belvedere 21, Vienna, AT
2015
Where are we?, Works by Lisa Truttmann, Fulbright screening, MUQUA, Raum D, Vienna, AT
Credits
Inspiration, support
Behrouz Rae
Thanks to
Rebecca Baron
Charlotte Pryce
Paul Kyle
Behrouz Rae
Andy Rector