Peter von Baghi kõne Tallinna Sadamas 22.12.2011 :
Good evening. I come from a far-away country called Finland - a land of 10000 lakes, ice-bears, knife called puukko, school murders - and an even bigger tragedy at hand, something that happens to be a theme worldwide, the death of cinema - now the theme of this most innovative installation by Veiko Õunpuu and Taavi Eelmaa.
Film is always a definition of a fleeting moment - it used to be eternity - the old film had a unique material beauty in it. Aki Kaurismäki says: 35 mm film is light - digital is electricity.
Film, real film used to be definition of life - another dimension that gave us space to dream. It was an alternative reality - which thinking of the tragic 20th century was clearly a more human one.
We are here today at the funeral of this magnificent achievement - technical and artistic – an invention that gave a century a human face.
CIT "I go to the cinema, to be able to look into a mirror, albeit for a moment, that does not lie and deride." CHECK
Now the whole world has been degraded into a huge marketing machine of Hollywood kind of stereotyped cinema. The over-speed digitalization means that the greedy business interests - sell, sell, sell - have taken over everywhere with the backing of stupid superficial governments, film foundations and cultural institutions. Invasion of Barbarians!
CIT "...people's pure and spontaneous creativity is subordinated to business, rapacity, practical thinking, narrow-mindedness, and cowardice."
I congratulate Tallinn for this closing event as European Capital of Culture. Film is a fine metaphor of culture in general - creator of meaningful dialogue, an inspiration of inner liberty that is now threatened by commercial ruthlessness. The people behind this 'cultural year' had courage to pay homage to artists and art, and to express irony about our age of packing, merchandising and producing with only cash in mind.
And most of all I pay respect to Veiko Õunpuu, Taavi Eelmaa, and the group behind this poetic concept that reflects an understanding of random - the greatest gift of filmmakers according to André Bazin. We will witness how individual visions of 60 seconds transform into a collective work, exactly like film is always intensively individual and a life lived together - this is a short life of a vision, corresponding the short, lost century of cinema.
Hoolimata turundajate, produtsentide, ettevõtjate ja moraalse enamuse künismist koondus hulk režissööre üle maailma, et linastada ühekordne kollaažfilm
60 SEKUNDIT ÜKSINDUST AASTAL NULL
ja pühendada see kino vabale mõttele.
Erakordset ja pühalikku filmiõhtut saatis suurejooneline performance - projektsioonimehhanism ja kohakujundus hävisid koos filmilindiga vaatajate silme ees.
Filmi muusikalise kujunduse lõi Ülo Krigul ja selle kandsid ette Ülo Krigul, Mart Taniel ja Lauri-Dag Tüür.
Filmi ei turustata ega levitata, koopia hävitati.
Kus: Tallinna Sadama kruiisiala
Millal: 22.12.2011 kell 19.30