Eye Myth Film Fest 2019 Film

Eye Myth in Focus: Nutrition Fugue (Peter Lichter)

the film strips were dredged in dirt, soiled with old food, and cut up into pieces

Nutrition Fugue is a found footage experimental work from Hungarian filmmaker Peter Lichter. Peter studied film history and theory at ELTE University in Budapest. This film has previously been screened at the Montreal Underground Film Festival, as well as several other experimental film fests. This is its first time screening in Toronto.

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Nutrition Fugue utilizes 35mm film salvaged from advertisements for a chain of government owned grocery stores active during the communist era in Hungary. The stores were called “KÖZÉRT” (for the public). To achieve the look of  Nutrition Fugue the film strips were dredged in dirt, soiled with old food, and cut up into pieces. The way the film pieces are collaged together creates a wonderful grotesquery, a garish visual smorgasbord of items we understand to be food but are far from edible. Nutrition Fugue is a stirring work of experimentation and meditation on the “people’s food”, and all that represents.

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