Production: Austria, 1957
Director: Peter Kubelka
Category: Experimental
From 1956 onwards, film-maker Kubelka developed what he termed “metric cinema”, a rigid format where films were constructed using incredibly precise regulations. At one minute long, Adebar is the first of these metric films, using predetermined shot-lengths of 13, 26 and 52 frames, alternately positive and negative imaging, and repeated sound. Kubelka next produced Schwechater (1958), in which shot-length was reduced to single-frame elements, and Arnulf Rainer (1960), in which film was finally reduced to its base components – solid black or white frames, and incessant white noise.

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