Art of Mediation (7): Films about films and film restoration
To preserve films means to perform work on the hidden body of an immaterial art. The DVD, in particular, has drawn attention to this special form of dealing with cinema: A real standard for reproduction reports has been developed for reissues that can convey the basics of chemical-mechanical prerequisites, diverse approaches to an archival practice and conflicting attitudes to the history of film. Martin Koerber of the Deutsche Kinemathek will address the broad range of topics relevant to restoration. Afterwards, the film PABST WIEDER SEHEN (D 1997) by Jacobsen, Koerber and Perraudin will be shown, which, based on concrete examples of the work of G.W. Pabst, demonstrates the most important aspects of film restoration.