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Martin Bruch



Born 1961 at Hall in Tirol is living and working in Vienna. Boom operator in films. The affliction with multiple sclerosis required a change from the film set into the film-sound studio TREMENS. Ten years of work as a sound effects archivist followed. After repeatedly falling over with his scooter (and later with his wheel chair) Bruch discovered a new perspective and took photos immediately after each accident. These photographs were collected as book and exhibition under the title BRUCHLANDUNGEN (Crash Landings). Various exhibitions and filmscreenings worldwide.

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Exhibitions (selection): Biennale di Venecia, Sadler’s Well London, Conversation Centre Liverpool, Künstlerhaus Graz

bruchstücke lokal – global (2010) home.movie (2008) fenster / drei sätze (2006) handbikemovie (2003)



handbikemovie (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 99 min

The brake cables of Martin Bruch’s handbike –the handlebars of which serve at the same time as a manually operated driving-pedal appear and disappear in a regular rhythm at the lower edge of the screen...




home.movie (Orig.) / 2008 / Austria / 10 min

home.movie is an extremely mobile film. The camera pans, scans, jolts and races through Martin Bruch’s apartment, never standing still for a moment, and every shot is a pan or tracking shot...



window / three movements

fenster / drei sätze (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 12 min

Experimental short film in three parts:
1. The dancing crane
2. My window to the courtyard
3. The parapet





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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