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Germany, 2011

Production : Till Nowak

Programmed by Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Dr. Laslowicz, a serious-looking scientist in a white lab coat, explains a series of experiments on the effect of centrifugal force on the human brain. We see recordings of unbelievable fairground attractions in which people perform loops and are pressed into their seats by centrifugal force. The films shows detailed construction plans and impressive shots of the more and more daring attractions.

Tënk's opinion

In his sublime and humorous short film, Till Nowak succeeded in making an outstanding parody of the excesses of science and research when they are blindly directed towards "progress". Nowak, who also works as an artist, actually developed detailed construction plans for each of the carousels. There is the "Dandelion Prenatal Ride", which was also tested on embryos, and the "Steam Pressure Catapult", in which people are shot in unpredictable directions on a giant roller coaster. Skilfully used animations make you feel dizzy while watching. “There were no problems with the test series, only once one of the carousels was unfortunately placed a little too close to a building …" according to the scientist. Dr. Laslowicz doesn’t waste words about this collateral damage in the service of science. Scientific knowledge has its price.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Curator, author and film educator

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