✐ Indie Film✐ Vienna Ⅲ. Opening music for ‘merk | würdig’
【merk|würdig】is the story about Dementia which engages the audience into the dilemma of trust and believe, by applying 3D technology to an ingeniously artistic use. That is, people wear red ‘3D glass‘ will see different version (X or Y) from people wear blue glass. And there is only one music should fit both versions.
• Music & Sound design : Miguel Kerstman, Manuel Brandtner, Richard Pleil, Ingo Budwig, Hua-Chun (Fion) Fan
• Exhibited in Ars Electronica Linz 2017 & 2018, Austria
Absolutely great experience to collaborate with these creatives—Alex, David, and my supportive colleagues!
We’re very lucky to participate in Alex & David’s project when we just learned the techniques of foley, field recording and sound design.
The ‘illusion’ of Dementia patient’s world is merely another ‘reality’ that normal people can’t experience—that doesn’t mean those ‘realities’ don’t exist.
Alex & David cleverly apply the forefront ‘3D technology’ to evoke meaningful discussions of faith and empathy.
I’d like to quote Alex’s word to show how the art form firmly supports the art aim—which I highly appreciate 😊
“...you have to experience it collectively in order to then participate in a discussion with the other half of the audience
to find out about the parts of the narrative that one’s own group missed. And that can only happen in a cinema.
So 3-D technology that is often just an extra added visual attraction in many films nowadays is thus an essential component of this film’s concept.”—Ars Electronica, 2018
We all know “Seeing is believing” is not always true, but creating such cinema experience indeed gives a new twist to the ‘3D technology’ and the so-called ’sympathy’. Congratulations, Alex and David, your effort and success on ‘merk|würdig' is profound and remarkable.
Warm thanks to Krmpf Krmpf Studios for your generosity to provide the best clip here.
Also, kudos to our chief of the audio team, Manuel Brandtnerl, whose excellent music and managing skills make this project richer and successful :)