"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°", Oktober 2018
"tx-reverse", still, 2018
"tx-reverse", still, 2018
"tx-reverse", still, 2018
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

tx-reverse 360°

A 2018, installation and short film, 10K, DCP, color, 1:2,39
Length: 5 min.

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 time (t) and space axis (x) in the 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
DOP: Martin Putz
Production Assistants: Elias Wolf, Moritz Woll
Sound: Bastian Orthmann
Set photos: Alexander Grennigloh
Programming: Matthias Strohmaier
Postproduction Consulting: Leo Coster
Postproduction: Bernhard Schlick
Retouching: Dominic Spitaler
Cinema technology: Bernd Rohde
Cinema organ: Anna Vavilkina
Violin: Serkan Gürkan
Violoncello: Konstantin Zelenin
Singing, voice: Marlene Circulated
Voices: Ira Prodeus, Oleg Prodeus
 
Shot at Babylon Berlin
Production: Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H.

Financed 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: 1

14. July 2018 – 21. September 2018
Post-Production of "tx-reverse" 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.
01. April 2017 – 26. April 2017
With Martin Reinhart conception of a new project with the tx-transform technique in 360° entitled "tx-reverse".