Tscherkassky was born in 1958 in Vienna. From 1977 to 1979, he studied journalism and political science at the University of Vienna. In January 1978 he attended a five-day lecture series by P. Adams Sitney at the Austrian Film Museum : this was his first encounter with avant-garde film. In 1979, he began studying philosophy at the Free University Berlin and at the University of Vienna. He then acquired a Super-8 equipment and in December 1979, started the shooting of Kreuzritter. He would go to the cinema “Arsenal“ for the weekly program, usually compiled by Alf Bold. At the same time, he was keen on music of the 20th century (John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, John Zorn and many others), and especially in contemporary electronic music (Pierre Henry, Bernard Parmegiani, Michel Chion, etc.). From 1989 to 2002, he taught artistic filmmaking at the Linz University of Arts and Industrial Design. Since 1998 he teaches “Audiovisual Communication/Film” at the Vienna University of Applied Art. The common point of his diverse production dwells in the structural critic of the conventions that rule narrative cinema.
Documentary about films and experimental practices in the world. Includes 2 DVDs (movie + bonus) and a 20-page booklet with texts by Raphaël Bassan, Emile Breton and Gabriela Trujillo.
DVD Experiments in Terror a compilation of abstract & experimental horror films
6 films by Peter Tscherkassky
New DVD compiling eight short films by Peter Tscherkassky.
Book written by Michael Loebenstein and Horwath Alexander.