Die Angst, die Macht, die Bilder des Zauberlehrlings

Herbert Distel, Peter Guyer. 1993. Switzerland. No dialogue 17’


"Fear, power and images of the sorcerer's apprentice" took place after six years of research, in order to incorporate archival material into a dense collage about the power of television and its endless stream of images. The use of pre-recorded material has always been a powerful trend in the video creation, and in this field and Guyer Distel reach a maximum degree. His sense of timing, rhythm and counterpoint of the ironic parallels between two narratives, transforming the story of Goethe. The Sorcerer's Apprentice in a disturbing metaphor.