ANALOGICA HOSTS // Péter Lichter
ANALOGICA HOSTS // is a series of live streams dedicated to the filmmakers we’ve met in the first ten years of activity.
A journey through the independent scene of experimental and alchemic cinema, which often arises in small autonomous labs, collectives of filmmakers, spaces of analog resistance.
The live streaming series is accessible from Analogica's website.
Each stream lasts about 60 '.
ANALOGICA HOSTS // è una serie di incontri dedicata ai filmmakers che abbiamo avuto la fortuna di incontrare in questi primi dieci anni di attività.
Un percorso nella scena indipendente del cinema di ricerca e sperimentale, che nasce spesso in piccoli laboratori autonomi, collettivi di filmmakers, spazi di resistenza analogica.
Gli incontri sono in live streaming, accessibili dal sito di analogica, ogni incontro dura circa 60'.
Péter Lichter is a Hungarian experimental filmmaker and writer. He studied film history and film theory at the ELTE University, Budapest. Péter makes found footage abstract films, lyrical documentaries and experimental features since 2002.
He is also one of the editors of the Prizma film-periodical, his first book on experimental cinema (A láthatatlan birodalom / The Invisible Impire) was published in 2016, since then he wrote four books on film history. Peter frequently collaborates with composer Ádám Márton Horváth, sound designer Péter Benjámin Lukács, producer Dóra Nedeczky and artists, like Loránd Szécsény-Nagy and Bori Máté.
Péter Lichter è un filmmaker e scrittore ungherese. Ha studiato storia del cinema e teoria del cinema al ELTE Univeristy, in Budapest.
Realizza film astratti con di found footage, documentari lirici e film sperimentali dal 2002.
E' anche uno degli editori di Prizma, rivista di cinema. Ha pubblicato il suo primo libro sul cinema sperimentale nel 2016 - The Invisible Impire.
Peter collabora con il compositore Ádám Márton Horváth, il sound designer Péter Benjámin Lukács, la producer Dóra Nedeczky e artisti come Loránd Szécsény-Nagy e Bori Máté.
I suoi film hanno partecipato più volte alle selezioni di Analogica, e sono diponibili nella sezione VOD
Screening + Q&A // 8 PM// 8 May 2021 // ENG
Look inside the ghost machine, 4' / 2012
"The early avant-garde filmmakers believed that the cinema had the function of a machine, made to generate pure feelings."
Some of the Sensations, 5' (with Bori Máté) / 2017
This film examines the relationship between the 1950's movie gimmicks and the contemporary blockbusters through the synesthesia of the classical abstract cinema.
"Bay’s highest inspirations are those of a virtually experimental filmmaker of pure sensation; the rush of sensation is also a temptation for experimental filmmakers who often don’t keep their own images onscreen very long (cf. Stan Brakhage)."
(Richard Brody, The New Yorker)
Polaroids, 13' / 2015
On a sleepy morning
Eduardo Kac, Professor of Biology,
cross-fertilized his own DNA with that of the petunia.
No Signal Detected 3' / footage / 2013
Rhytmical combat of digital and chemical decay.
Pure Virtual Function / 35mm footage / 3' / 2015
Pure Virtual Function is an abstract meditation on the representation of violence, the connection of virtual and real agression. The film was made from painted 35 mm film strips and sound recording from Iraq war.
04' / 35mm found footage / experimental / documentary / 2018
"Közért" (translation: "for the public") was a government owned chain of stores in Hungary, during the communist era (1948-1989). The word Közért is still used in the Hungarian language. Our film was made from the 35 mm celluloid raw footage of its advertisement: the film strips were digged in the soil, rotten with food and cut up in pieces.
The Philosophy of Horror (Part I): Etimology
by Péter Lichter, Bori Máté / 8:00 / 35mm / exp / 2019
The Philosophy of Horror is a seven-part abstract adaptation of Noël Carroll’s influential film theoretical book of the same title (published in 1990), which is a close examination of the horror genre. Our film uses hand painted and decayed 35mm film strips of the classic slasher movie A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) and its sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).