sunpendulum home 
facing time.  parallel in an orbit
experimental video by Hofstetter Kurt and Barbara Doser
mini DV, 12:12 min, b&w, pal stereo, 2002, AT
s y n o p s i s 
In 12 time zones around the earth* two persons spend one hour facing the sun. They are parallel to each other; their seeing rays and the sunbeams in parallel point to the same infinitely distant point, where they meet each other. Simultaneously, they rotate with the earth and circulate around the sun. It is about parallelism and circulation, staged to experience time.  
Moments of this time experience are recorded by a video camera. The camera is directed towards the sun and towards the same infinitely distant point, back-light shooting. The persons become silhouettes that frame the light of the sun. The radical reduction of the formal matter and action (story line), intensified by the camera focus, consequently repeated all around the earth, gives the viewer time to reflect. The slowness of the pictures opens the possibility of finding parallel contents beyond the formal image reception. To spend time with time, from abstract time (artificial slow motion of natural movements) up to the time experienced as a cosmic process (rotation of the earth) ... or to be bored ... as long as the picture is interrupted by a certain question, which again reflects on time. Image perception depends on time - time codes images. 
”facing time” is a parallel project of the international media art project ”Sunpendulum” by Hofstetter Kurt, recorded at the installation sites of the ”Sunpendulum Time-Eyes”. 
f e s t i v a l s  &  s c r e e n i n g s  
Gallery Konzett, 02-04.2010, Vienna, AT 
Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, 11/03, Berlin, DE 
The Unifying Aspect of Cultures, 11/03, Vienna, AT 
Cinema de Balie, 09/03, Amsterdam, NL 
DreiRaum Sommerfestival - Arena Wien, 08/03, Vienna, AT 
Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, 01/03, Rotterdam, NL 
Festival des Cinémas Différents, 12/02, Paris, FR 
Int. Short Film Festival Izmir, 11/02, Izmir, TR 
short cuts cologne, Int. Short Film Festival, 09/02, Cologne, DE 
International Kansk Video Festival, 08/02, Kansk, RU  
Next 5 Minutes, part of the media library, Amsterdam, NL 
c r e d i t s  
Hofstetter Kurt and Barbara Doser 
idea and concept 
Hofstetter Kurt 
Candace Shirley, José de Jesús Zamarripa Topete, M. Scott Koger, J. Michael Collier, Eduardo M. V. de Brito de Azevedo, Carlos Urena Almagro, Ahmed Zaki Badr, Todd DeVriese, Hofstetter Kurt 
M. Scott Koger, Jeff Prentice, Candace Shirley, Hofstetter Kurt 
camera and editing 
Barbara Doser 
Hofstetter Kurt and Barbara Doser 
Hofstetter Kurt and Barbara Doser 
Federal Chancellory of Austria / Department for the Arts, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Education and Culture, Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, City of Vienna
distribution / contact 
Hofstetter Kurt and Barbara Doser 
Langegasse 42/8c, 1080 Vienna, Austria 
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