Bidner and Hobmeier: Acting on “Impulse”
Austrian multi-media artist Reinhold Bidner and choreographer/performance artist Georg Hobmeier combine stop-motion, pixilation, animation, compositing and elektrodensteuerung (literally “electrode management”) to conjure a strange, sterile and fully riveting film experiment.
Reinhold Bidner: “Currents of electricity and its production were analyzed and introduced into a human host via electrodes. The resulting impulses and physical motions were recorded in the Wien Energie powerplant in Vienna. The visual material was then edited and mixed with philosopher Max Bense’s text “Technical Existence” (written in 1949), where he addresses ethical question concerning mankinds uneasy relationship with machines and technology.”
Audio: Juan A. Romero