"tx-reverse", still, 2019
"tx-reverse 360°" at the PanormaLab of the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe.
Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart and Siegfried Friedrich at the PanormaLab of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe for "tx-reverse 360°", October 2018
"tx-reverse", still, 2019
"tx-reverse", still, 2019
"tx-reverse", still, 2019
Filming of "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Filming of "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Filming of "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Virgil Widrich and Martin Reinhart shooting "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Virgil Widrich and Martin Putz shooting "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Filming of "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Virgil Widrich and Martin Putz shooting "tx-reverse" at the Kino Babylon Berlin, July 12, 2018. Photo: Alexander Grennigloh
Poster for the installation "tx-reverse 360°" at the PanormaLab of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, October 2018
Poster for the short film "tx-reverse", design: Virgil Widrich, January 2019

tx-reverse

A space time cut through cinema.

Austria/Germany 2018, short film, DCP, color, 1:2,39 / "tx-reverse 360°": Austria/Germany 2019, installation in 360°, 10K
Length: 5 min.

Link to the trailer.

What is behind the cinema screen? It is not surprising that cinema-in-the-cinema scenes are often used in horror films. For they irritate and unsettle by reminding us – the immobile viewers hidden in the cosy darkness – of our own questionable position. What if the forces of unlimited imagination penetrate through the canvas into our reality? What if the auditorium dissolves and with it the familiar laws of cinema itself? In a way never before seen, "tx-reverse" shows this collision of reality and cinema and draws its viewers into a vortex in which the familiar order of space and time seems to be suspended.
Back in the 1990s, Martin Reinhart invented a film technique called "tx-transform", which exchanges the time (t) and space axis (x) in a film. Normally, each individual film frame represents the entire space, but only a brief moment of time (1/24 second). In the case of tx-transformed films, however, the opposite is true: each film frame shows the entire time, but only a tiny part of the space – in cuts along the horizontal spatial axis, the left part of the image thus becomes the "before", the right part the "after".
20 years after Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich used this film technique for the first time in a short film ("tx-transform", 1998), they again deal with the question of which previously unseen world arises when space and time are interchanged, aptly in a cinema and at full 360°: at the Babylon Kino in Berlin they filmed with the OmniCam-360 about 135 actors and calculated the installation "tx-reverse 360°" for the ZKM from this material.
Concept and direction: Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich
Music and sound design: Siegfried Friedrich
OmniCam-360: Jana Pape, Danny Tatzelt, Christian Weissig
tx-transform technology: Martin Reinhart
DOP: Martin Putz
Production assistants: Elias Wolf, Moritz Woll
Sound: Bastian Orthmann
Set photos: Alexander Grennigloh
Programming: Matthias Strohmaier
Post production consulting: Leonard Coster
Post production: Bernhard Schlick
Retouching: Patryk Senwicki, Dominic Spitaler, Peter Várnai
Cinema technology: Bernd Rohde
Cinema organ: Anna Vavilkina
Violin: Serkan Gürkan
Violoncello: Konstantin Zelenin
Singing, voice: Marlene Umlauft
Voices: Ira Prodeus, Oleg Prodeus
Sound mix: Georg Tomandl/Sunshine Mastering
VR Spatial Audio Mix: Thomas Aichinger, scopeaudio
VR post production: Axel Dietrich, vrisch
Thanks to: Roberta Bianchini, Judith Bihr, Eva Dertschei, Christian Dürckheim-Ketelhodt, Timothy Grossman, Susanna Kraus – IMAGO, Ingrid Truxa, Peter Weibel
 
Shot at Babylon Berlin
Production: Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H.
© 2019
Distributor: Sixpack Film (short film), Lemonade Films (VR version)

Supported by Federal Chancellery Departement for the Arts, City of Vienna, Duerckheim Collection
Produced in cooperation with the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Events, film screenings: 14

18. April 2019
tx-reverse 360° – The Triennial of Expanded Media, Multimedia Art, and New Media Art – Cultural Centre of Belgrade Cinema Hall – Serbia
18. April 2019 – 13. May 2019
tx-reverse 360° – The Triennial of Expanded Media, Multimedia Art, and New Media Art – "Cvijeta Zuzoric" Pavillion, Mali Kalemegdan 1, Belgrade – Serbia
23. February 2019
Completion of the short film version of "tx-reverse" on 23.2.2019.
14. July 2018 – 21. September 2018
Post-Production of "tx-reverse 360°" in Vienna.
02. May 2018
Funding of "tx-reverse" as a short film and as an installation by the Federal Chancellery Departement for the Arts, City of Vienna, Duerckheim Collection and ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe.
23. April 2018
Shooting of different 360° pans on the Stephansplatz in Vienna as test material for the new tx-transform software.
01. April 2017 – 26. April 2017
With Martin Reinhart conception of a new project with the tx-transform technique in 360° entitled "tx-reverse".