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- 6:00 pm, 1/20/2012, Broadway Centre Cinema 6, Salt Lake City
- Noon, 1/22/2012, Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
- 3:00 pm, 1/25/2012, Temple Theatre, Park City
- 6:30 pm, 1/28/2012, Redstone Cinema 8, Park City



a film by Daniel Zimmermann

Short description:
A contemplative walk leads to a bizarre climbing tour. The camera that has just panned over everyday village life now homes in on a construction of wooden slats to then follow a breakneck route up a vertical rock face. From the perspective of the invisible climber, we experience a seemingly impossible ascent while hearing his breath growing heavier and heavier with every move. Having reached the top, the camera roams one more time over the point of departure – the village now in the distance, only a few exciting minutes of film and a tangible eternity away below the rock face.


The Prize for the Best Swiss Film goes to Daniel Zimmermann for STICK CLIMBING! The jury motivation states that the film dares to create a complex spatial experiment, in which the viewer is involved and his passive role is challenged.





Date: 24.9.2011
Departure time: 18:54:55
Location: Siechenhausmatte Burgdorf BE Switzerland

In the context of the UN International Year of Forests 2011 a wooden slat will be planted at the Art & Nature Happening "KUNSTWALDRAUM" (ARTFORESTSPACE) in Burgdorf, Switzerland. What begins with a photo shooting at the groundbreaking ceremony for the planting of the wooden slat, ends as an interstellar mission in space.

The term Supernova was coined by the Swiss astrophysicist and astronomer Franz Zwicky for the release of enormous quantities of energy that results from the explosion of a star. An apt title for a wooden slat that symbolizes the technical adaptation of nature and its potential threat of destroying life on the planet. As in Stanley Kubrik's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a primitive bone tool is transformed into a technologically advanced satellite orbiting the earth, the planted wooden slat in Supernova STS1/SOV1 is transformed into the Supernova STS1/SOV1 rocket, the tree prop into the launch pad, and the meadow in front of the Siechenhaus into SSCLC-39A - Siechenhausmatte Space Center Launch Complex 39.

Mission : STS-1 (Stick Transportation System)
Launch vehicle : Space Stick SOV -1 (Stick Orbiter Vehicles)
Dimension : 0.32 kg (0,24 kg dry)
Mission type : Flyby
Mission duration : in progress (Interstellar mission)
Crew : 0
I·A·S·S·A International Aeronautics, Stick and Space Administration




STICK CLIMBING Catalogue & Film

with texts by:

Dieter Seiler
(Artistic Director of regionale10)

Carl Aigner
(Director of the Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseums St. Pölten, founding editor of art magazine for Photography & New Media EIKON, Vienna, Austria President of ICOM (International Council of Museums)

Amanda Piña
(Choreographer, director and performer, founding member of the Performance Company nadaproductions, Vienna)

Robert Buchschwenter
(story editor, writer and film producer, lecturer and writer for film analysis, journalistic work for print-, radio- and TV media)

Published: January 2011
ISBN: 978-3-200-02057-3
Number of pages: 64
Languages: English / German
Size: 19 x 14 cm
Images: 14
including: DVD & Leporello
Price: 30 € / 45 CHF (excl. Shipping costs)