In memoriam WSD 1942-2008

“The funeral of germanist Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler in Vienna´s Zentralfriedhof. His lectures on Austrian literature at the university of Vienna were always crowded and a large crowd of friends, colleagues and students turned up to bid him farewell.I felt awkward about being too obtrusive/intrusive so I only hung around the funereal fringes and consequently came out with useless footage (…). So I had some crappy clips plus one idea: To use the pauses, the breathing spaces of Heimito von Doderer reading from his great novel “The Strudlhofstiege” as a soundtrack. (Schmidt-Dengler was a Doderer specialist.),” says video maker “Schimmerlos”.

“That is to say, you get blind pictures, that show you nothing, on a bed of nothing culled from the gaps between significance.”

>obituary of WSD (c) bridges, 2008


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