Tabula Rasa

Lisa Truttmann

Lisa Truttmann

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Tabula Rasa

Film portrait, 2015

Film portrait, 2015

DCP/HD Video, US/AT, 7:25 min.
Filmed in Twentynine Palms, California
in collaboration with Elizabeth M. Webb



Tabula Rasa is an exploration of space both on and off the screen. As a rhythmic composition of silent white surfaces, mumbling pine trees, humming motors, babbling crows and unsettling rain in the desert, it questions the current state of its own media, but at the same time portrays a location: Smith's Ranch Drive-in Theater, Twentynine Palms, California.

German synopsis
Tabula Rasa ist eine Erkundung des Raumes im ­Innen und Außen der Filmleinwand und ihren ­mehrfachen Stellvertretern. Als rhythmische ­Komposition ­stummer, weißer Oberflächen, murmelnder ­Kiefern, brummender Motoren, ­plappernden Krähen und unheimlichem Regen in der Wüste, ­befragt es den Ist-Zustand seines eigenen ­Mediums und schafft gleich­zeitig das Portrait eines ­Schauplatzes: Smith’s Ranch Drive-in Theater, in Twentynine Palms, Kalifornien.


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Festivals, programs
2018
Weißes Licht, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, KIZ Royal Kino, Graz, AT
2018
Weißes Licht, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Metro Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, AT
2016
November Film Festival, London, UK
2016
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, DE
2015
Transient Visions, Festival of the Moving Image, Johnson City, New York, US
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
Group exhibitions
2019
Core Exhibition Film Screening, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
2018
Verortung. Die Inszenierung des Systems Raum, Parallel Vienna, AT
Credits
Camera, Edit, Sound
Lisa Truttmann & Elizabeth M. Webb
Location
Smith's Ranch Drive-in Theater, Twentynine Palms, California
Thanks to
Smith's Ranch, Bérénice Reynaud, Rebecca Baron, James Benning, Gary Mairs