Self-Examination Remote Control

Self-Examination Remote Control

A fragile Super 8 self-portait rediscovered on 35mm, made by a struggling nineteen-year-old discontented with the pseudo-Brakhagean spectacle presented by her fellow students at the end of the 1970s. I shot with remote control and intercut magnetic striped passages of black to record my quandary. The paradoxical predicament of being both subject and object in myself resulted in a film that represents a perhaps obligatory phase of cinematic narcissism in the early work of an aspiring avant-garde filmmaker. (Eve Heller)

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Eve Heller
Production: Menzel Films
Format: 35mm
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, Austria
Production Year: 1981
Contact: sixpackfilm

Concept & Realization: Eve Heller
Supported by: Innovative Film Austria

Eve Heller

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts USA, Eve Heller began studying filmmaking when she was 17, attending the S.U.N.Y. Department of Media Studies at Buffalo and New York University. She received her BA in German Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies from Hunter College in 1987 and an MFA in filmmaking from Bard College in 1993. Her award-winning work has been widely shown, both in the U.S. and internationally, at such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Collective for Living Cinema, the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Cinematheque Ontario, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Louvre, the Viennale and the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna. Eve teaches workshops throughout the world on analog filmmaking and works as a German/English translator specializing in texts about cinema. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria, and Hyde Park, New York.


1978–2010 One (short)
1981–2010 Self-Examination Remote Control (short)
1982–2010 Juice (short)
1996 Last Lost (short)
1997 Astor Place (short)
2001 Her Glacial Speed (short)
2004 Behind This Soft Eclipse (short)
2005 Ruby Skin (short)
2013 Creme 21 (short)
2021 Singing in Oblivion (short)