Content - a movie by Chris Petit, score Antye Greie
In 2008 AGF
published a Film music for an unwritten Movie.
One day the film maker Chris Petit called,
known for Radio On (1980) and proposed the missing movie.
Additional pieces were written like Content [mp3] .
on Rhizome.org, Mark Fisher thoughts
Petit Youtube Interview
"Content is a “21st-century road movie, ambient”, and its reflections on ageing and parenthood,
terrorism and new media are woven into a consistency that’s non-linear, but certainly not fragmentary." Chris Petit
"Content is about ‘correspondence’, in different senses of the word. It was in part generated by electronic correspondence between Petit
and his two major collaborators: writer Ian Penman (whose text is voiced by the German actor Hanns Zischler) and the German musician Antye Greie.
Penman’s text is a series of reflections on the subject of email, that “anonymous yet intimate” ethereal communication.
Some of Penman’s disquisitions on email are accompanied by images of postcards – the poignant tactility of this obsolete form of correspondence
all the more affecting because the senders and addressees are now forgotten. Greie, meanwhile, produces skeins of electronica that provide
Content with a kind of sonic unconscious in which terms and concepts referred to in the images and the voice track are refracted, extrapolated and supplemented."