Antithesis release in spring 2014

Photo: Daniel Scholz

Photo: Daniel Scholz

Premiere on TYPO San Francisco & Berlin

It’s time I let you know about how things are shaping up for Antithesis.

I’m excited to announce that I will introduce the film to the public during two presentations on TYPO San Francisco (April 10–11 2014) and TYPO Berlin (May 15–17 2014).
Thanks to the tremendous support of the teams of FontShop in Berlin and San Francisco this makes for the awesomest imaginable release scope.

Yanone speaking on TYPO Berlin 2010, being introduced by Indra Kupferschmid

Yanone speaking on TYPO Berlin 2010, being introduced by Indra Kupferschmid

Release of the typeface

Another exciting announcement: The typeface shall henceforth be known as FF Antithesis and released soon. The wonderful people at FontShop International have accepted to release Antithesis within their renowned FontFont library. This is a deviation from my original plan to go all independent in type publishing. But it was my own decision and I’m very happy with it.

New web site

A completely reworked web site will go online in May after TYPO Berlin and replace this blog. It will thoroughly describe the typeface and how the film blends into it and all about the film and its making anyway.

This will also be the online release date of the film. I want to wait with the public release until just after the second of the two conferences.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned.

Film Trailer

In time for the crowd funding I’m happy to show you the film trailer. Nature scenes were shot in Darß/Germany, club scenes at the MehrBass/MehrSpaß Trance party in Weimar. Dance improvisation with Johanna shot at the Labor of Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau.
The music in the first and third part of the trailer is already a preview of the original score being composed and produced by Georg Bauer for the film.

Johanna Roggan, dancer and choreographer

This post is dedicated to dancer and choreographer Johanna Roggan.
She’s a dear friend of mine and will play a major role in the Antithesis film: She will dance, being the only human appearance in the film, as well as choreograph her own dancing.
I’m excited to present to you a film portrait I shot early this year, meeting Johanna after a dance play for three dancers that she directed and choreographed. An interview is accompanied by beautiful scenes filmed on stage at the play.

 

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Juicie Café

This one is slightly off-topic, but not really. It’s a short film portrait I made this summer about my brother’s festival orange juice business and our extended trip through Hungary and all the way down to Greece to buy oranges directly from a farmer’s cooperative.
I show it here because it’s on these Psytrance festivals I’m following my brother to for already twelve years now where I’ve had many of the substantial ideas for the Antithesis film. Also in this film portrait you see a few pictures from the OZORA Festival in Hungary; some will also make their way into the upcoming Antithesis film trailer.