Outer Space is a shocker of cinematographic dysfunction; a hell-raiser of avant-garde cinema. It conjures up an inferno which pursues the destruction (of cinematic narrative and illusion) with unimaginable beauty.
A key film from the Austrian avant-garde, Outer Space re-appropriates footage from Sidney J. Furie’s The Entity into a maelstrom of images—a destruction of narrative norms, and an outright violation of traditional cinematic space.
Great torture for brainwashing serial criminals ! ===== Super torture mentale pour un lavage de cerveaux de criminels endurcis ! ========= Voir et revoir IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, de JACK ARNOLD, une curiosité d'avant la Télé, avec la même musique que dans MARS ATTACKS.
An abrasive, fragmented short film full of rapid montage and layers of superimposed images. Tscherkassky samples a sequence from the 1981 film The Entity starring Barbara Hershey, and the result is a nightmarish concoction. However, as a cinematic experience, Outer Space is an intoxicating work of post-modern art.
Eerie, both disturbing and visually stunning. Ecstatic and distressful. A surprising object of craftsmanship. Tscherkassky produced a film manipulating film. Light arises from the dark, giving us overlaping moving images and looping sounds, haunting fragments that we feel could be moments of a woman's life, or a horror film we know. Or both. We think we recognize the woman, or the actress. Or the moments.*