Forgacs' Wittgenstein Tractatus is composed of seven short video essays that refer to one of Wittgenstein's most influential works, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, first published in 1921. Each of Forgacs' brief essays — set in motion as a torn photograph comes together, only to break apart again — relates to one of Wittgenstein's philosophical propositions. Black and white home movies from the early twentieth century are accompanied by voice-overs and written texts from Tracatus, in Hungarian and English, and a somber, lyrical score. Scenes of bourgeois life are haunted by forebodings of the future. Drawing upon the disjunction between language and image, Forgacs creates a symbolic illustration of Wittgenstein's theories of logic, language, reality and representation.
Sound: Hargmérnok Gulyás Katalin, Hortobágyi Lászlo. Video: Ference Kiss, Ronald Komióssy, Jenö Málik, Ference Rófusz. Consultant: Andras Forgách. Production: Kovács Gyula. Music: Tibor Szemzö. Editor: Márta Révész.