Vargtimmen – After a Scene by Ingmar Bergman

Georg Tiller &

Shot by shot, Georg Tiller and his camera man Claudio Pfeiffer have reconstructed the dramatic child murder scene from Ingmar Bergmann’s 1968 Vargstimmen (The Hour of the Wolf). In black and white, the viewer sees the sea and its sharp cliffs, the horizon and the soft, rippling surface of the deep waters. The camera’s motion and framing reference and exactly mimic those of its famous predecessor, the essential difference being that no actors are to be seen. The shots are accompanied by the original soundtrack by Lars Johan Werle. The work makes the viewer aware of the film’s projection screen, its film noir stylings and the moment of reception. Although the camera movement and the music provide a certain narration, the absence of actors and language opens up the meaning. Thanks to this reconstruction, the stylistic elements, representation and the context of the observer – their observations and experiences – represent not only formative elements of the film, but also offer new possibilities of interpretation. (Lukas Harlan)

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About the video

Title Vargtimmen – After a Scene by Ingmar Bergman
Year 2010
Videonale VIDEONALE.13
Length 00:06:20
Format 16:9
Country Austria,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist and Sixpackfilm
Specifications b/w, sound, single-channel video

About the artist

Georg Tiller
  • 1982 in Vienna, AUT.
    Studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, AUT, at Wiener Filmakademie, AUT, and at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, GER