Gerald Zahn was born in 1971 in Bruck an der Mur / Austria. He graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in Pedagogic, Ethnology and Science of Communication and also holds a diploma in Multimedia design. He works in Vienna as a media and video artist.
a film by Gerald Zahn
with Mario Rott
This is a film you have to take time for. As a study of time in cinematic perception, Viennese media artist Gerald Zahn visualizes 5 minutes by filming a person holding his breath for the duration of the film.In contrast with the casual disregard for mere 5 minutes in the film title, the film fills this period with significance. The emotional turmoils on the actor’s face as he fights through every second on the stop-watch, make 5 minutes a cinematic era of tension, impatience, doubt and expectation.