Binary Pitch

Vladislav Knežević

experimental film

year: 2013

format: HD
duration: 7'

production: Kinoklub Zagreb
distribution: Bonobostudio

Architecture of the auditorium is a physical, institutional space and the space which generates meaning. The key ideas from Max Bense’s 'Aesthetics and Programming' (1968) are coded in zeros and ones and animated as lifting and lowering the seats.


More About the Film

concept, direction, cinematography: Vladislav Knežević
animation, compositing: Mario Kalogjera
sound design: Bojan Gagić
producers: Vedran Šuvar, Vladislav Knežević

In the geometry of a static shot, elements of architecture and space become the subject of a visual experiment. The video consists of three parts: activation (drawing the auditorium out) – coding (central part) – deactivation (drawing the auditorium in). The key notions from Max Bense’s text Aesthetics and Programming (1968) are coded in zeros and ones by way of an animation procedure of lifting and lowering the seats. This cryptic confession of the machine anticipates the virtual reality in which all communication is mediated by the sequences of bits. The auditorium composed of eight rows with 16 chairs depicts the field of articulation of a digital code. Architecture of the hall represents institutional surrounding, physical space and a place of establishing a relationship with the perception of space, time and film.

Vladislav Knežević (1967) graduated from De Vrije Academie (Audio-visual Dept.) in Den Haag. Professionally works as a freelance director for TV and various productions since 1993. He is into experimental film, video and sound processing since 1988. He has also initiated and organized several film programmes and presentations (Reference to Difference, Videodrome TV edition, 25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival).


A.D.A.M. (2014); Binary Pitch (2013); Archeo 29 (2010); reLocated (2005); Under Construction (2003); Full Range (2001/02); Convergence (1997); X Tactile Transition (1994/96); The Test of the Infinite Dream (1992); In the Colourbox (1989)


25FPS Festival (26/9-29/9/2013)
Alternative Film Video (10/12-14/12/2013)
Days of Croatian Film (22/4-27/4/2014)
Australian International Experimental Film Festival (2/5-4/5/2014)
Vienna Independent Shorts (23/5-29/5/2014)
Tabor Film Festival (10/6-15/6/2014)
Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico (4/9-10/9/2014)
Split Film Festival (13/9-20/9/2014)
Festival of Different and Experimental Cinema, Paris (22/10-26/10-2014)
Traverse Video, Toulouse (17/3-31/3/2015)
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (18/3-25/3/2015)
Filmfest Dresden (14/4-19/4/2015)
Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque (15/4-19/4/2015)
Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France (21/11-22/11/2015)