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Christoph Draeger

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The film Constructio Infernalis is the latest collaboration between Swiss visual artist Christoph Draeger, and New York director Gary Breslin. The two shot the film in six days on location in Sao Paulo, with an all Brazilian cast and crew. Along with rising star Paula Zwicker as the school girl Lucia, it features Brazilian horror film legend Zé do Caixao (Coffin Joe) as the vagrant. A psychological horror thriller reminiscent of The Shining, Constructio Infernalis is a short film (30 minutes) that uses modernist architecture as a tool for exploring mental terror and insanity. The slowly increasing horror of Constructio Infernalis is employed as a metaphor for failed architectural utopias of Modernity.
Synopsis

One early evening, a curious teenage couple in search of adventure enters a decades old, abandoned, and incomplete building. They quickly become lost in its strange architecture, and a spiral of horror begins. The nightmare intensifies, culminating in a brutal murder. Finally, the difference between reality, and the phantasms of a girl's troubled mind are called into question.
Construction of Destruction

Christoph Draeger is working for 10 years on issues of catastrophe, destruction and violence. His latest project analyses again a genre of mass culture (horror film), with references to Brazilian contemporary culture and subculture and clichés often associated with Brazilian society. The analysing method is the simulation: he is creating a model of a possible horror film by filming with a professional crew and playing with Hollywood aesthetics. By combining the projection of the film with an installation that recreates parts of the film's set, the exhibition develops a strong power of suggestion. Draeger fulfills our expectation on horror film and breaks its common narrative structures at the same time.




Images : Video Stills from Christoph Draeger: Constructio Infernalis,2005. Installation Views at müllerdechiara. January 22 - March 12, 2005
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