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Timo Novotny

Timo Novotny

Austria / Website

Biography

(1997), (2002), Timo Novotny (b. 1973, Böblingen, Germany) studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is the co-founder and a member of Vidok or Sofa Surfers. He lives and works in the Austrian capital. His films have been included in various exhibitions and festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Mexico City, Sarajevo, New York and Montreal.

Find out more here or read interview.

Filmography:

Trains of Thoughts (85´, Austia 2012)
Wirehead (22´, Austria, 1997)
The Plan (5´, Austria, 1997)
Cargo (15´, Austria, 1999)
Sofa Rockers (4´, Austria, 2001)
Neon (5´, Austria, 2003)
Život ve smyčkách (Megacities RMX)/ Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX) (79´, Austria, 2006)

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Can I get a witness

Can I get a witness (Orig.) / 2002 / Austria / 4 min

A timelapsed camerashot (24 hours timecircle compressed to 4 minutes) shows the daily life in Europe'’s smallest bar...

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Life in Loops (Megacities RMX)

Life in Loops (Megacities RMX) (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 80 min

Timo Novotny's film is a remix of the film Megacities, a visually opulent essay about life in several big cities around the world, which was filmed in 1997 by the Austrian director Michael Glawogger.

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Neon

Neon (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 5 min

This unpretentiousness of this video’s title is equals the simplicity of its underlying structure...

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Sempre Semper

Sempre Semper (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 2 min

An ode to the Semper Depot in Vienna, which was built in the late 19th century as a storage space for backdrops used at the court opera and theater...

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Sofa Rockers

Sofa Rockers (Orig.) / 2000 / Austria, Japan / 4 min

Each beat has its own speed, each tempo suggests certain images: Timo Novotny'’s video for Richard Dorfmeister’s Sofa Surfers remix, which was shot in Japan on Super-8 film, begins with an aerial view of a construction site and a crane...

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Sofa Rockers #2

Sofa Rockers #2 (Orig.) / 2001 / Austria / 4 min

Everything is transparent, everything is structured: The scaffolding is echoed in the picture’s frame, which rolls across the screen in a way similar to a poor film projection, offsetting the illusion of movement...

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Wirehead

Wirehead (Orig.) / 1997 / Austria / 22 min

In our vision of the future, everyone has received a neuronal interface, also called a brainchip. This chip enables direct mental interaction with external computers...

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