Employing the method of single frame editing, primarily focused on sound, the realistic film image transforms into a surreal, structuralist and finally even abstract film. It creates a musical composition while experimenting with the human voice and transforming language into sound and music. DONT KNOW WHAT questions classical rules of different film genres by combining elements of avant-garde film / video art and entertainment cinema.
Concept, Editing, Music: Thomas Renoldner
Born 1960 in Linz, Upper Austria. During 1989-94 studied painting and animation film at the Academy of Applied Arts / Vienna. In 1994 he got his Diploma with the film “Rhythm 94”. Leader of the animation studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 2004. Curator for Vienna Shorts Filmfestival. Since the age of sixteen, he works in the areas of music, painting, film, installation and performance. He’s done numerous personal, experimental and animated films, and some commercials.
Interview to Thomas Renoldner, talking about his creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.