Todeskino completed a new film in the series New Film Conceptions, "Polynomials 9936", 7' 16mm. The film is conceived after the principle of a „functional montage“. The durations of the film units for the sequences are projected as mathematical functions. On the abscissa the units are passing after the progressive timeline and added to sequences. The durations of the frame-units are a result from the function values on the ordinate, that are varying after the progressing units and calculated after polynomial functions.
|concept of a functional film montage by Todeskino|
Elements of composition after the mentioned polynomial-distributed durations of the filmframe-units are
the sequences as „film-polynomials“, that are succeeding consecutively numbered (#1-16), at which the total number of frames is indicated, that is distributed by each function (e.g. #1 / 264) and 9936 in the title is refering to the entire film’s frame number that is distributed, organized and composed by the single polynomials. And the "subjects" of the film units consisting of clear leader dyed in the six colors of the spectrum with a special colorizing technique developed by Todeskino, found footage material, found footage dyed in the mentioned colors, original material, original material dyed in the same colors and finally
black leader with abstract geometric figures scratched into it with the help of templates. All distributions for the subjects/materials were decided by a random generator at www.random.org
stills from the film showing examples of the different elements:
|polynomial functions distributing the frame units for the sequences #6 to 9 of the film|
temporary preview of the film: