Mimi minus is id.
An opera diva (Mimi Minus) makes her grand solo appearance. The individual stages of her transformation in the dressing room are celebrated with glamorous gestures; masks and multiple new layers are put on until the diva is a diva. Surrounded by flowers, covered in silky garments, she seems to have reached the high point of her career. As though she wanted to celebrate this special moment, she swears the same with a deep gaze into the flame of a candle. The meditative ritual becomes a trigger for the appearance of a second, identical opera diva. This one, however, immediately transforms through the deployment of the most wonderful Mattuscha animation techniques into an aged, wrinkled version of the star with less than zero glamour appeal. A Freudian dream game begins: a strange seeming duet set on an opera stage that has an expressionist ring to it.
The Mozart Minute
28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films. The directors come from a broad spectrum of different backgrounds, ranging from animated, experimental short film to documentaries and features. As a result the Mozart Minutes represent an impressive cross section of the kind of films produced in Austria and a multifacetted sampler of formal and ontextual views of Mozart and his influence on modern society, art and culture. The contributions run the gamut from experimental and conceptual statements to socio-critical and documentary observations and pithy short films.