Contemporary Austrian Film
Martin Bruch, Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Johanes Hammel, Andreas Horvath, Timo Novotny, Anja Salomonowitz and Lotte Schreiber...
From September 24 to 30 we offer an insight into the contemporary Austrian documentary and experimental filmmaking. Martin Bruch, Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Johanes Hammel, Andreas Horvath, Timo Novotny, Anja Salomonowitz and Lotte Schreiber; each represented by a number of short or feature length films to illustrate the Austrian film production of the last two decades.
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Films for the event
Jour Sombre (Orig.) / 2011 / Austria / 8 min
When filmmakers use existing footage as a raw material for their work and subject it to, for example, physical and chemical processes, the original material’s narrative remnants resist deformation and abstraction, thereby producing a new subtext.
MAZY-systems of transitions (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 9 min
What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices?
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 Dorfmeisters Sofa Surfers remix, which was shot in Japan on Super-8 film, begins with an aerial view of a construction site and a crane...
Das wirst du nie verstehen (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 52 min
Three elderly ladies are sitting at the table with cakes and coffee. But when it comes to questions about the past, a seemingly ordinary family meeting turns to a strategy of telling stories and being silent...
Domino (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria, Italy / 12 min
As Robert Smithson said, if you trigger specific associations from a site, if you deal directly with its visual appearance, with that which Roland Barthes calls the "simulacrum of the object," then the goal is to understanda new type of structure as a whole, which generates new meanings.