Ferry Radax is one of the most important representatives of Austrian avant-garde film, but he did not shy away from TV productions or commercials. With MOSAIK IM VERTRAUEN (together with Peter Kubelka, 1955), he presented a milestone in Austrian film history at the age of 23, which takes up narrative forms of feature films and dissects them into their individual parts, among other things through an asynchronous, very adept soundtrack. With SONNE HALT (1959), TESTAMENT (1967), and AM RAND (1961-63), Radax solidified his original signature, which always sought to explore genre boundaries and explode classical categorizations. In particular, his portraits of artists such as Konrad Bayer, H.C. Artmann, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, James Joyce and Thomas Bernhard - DREI TAGE (1970) –>> is one of the best Austrian documentaries - sparkle with inventiveness, wit and visual flair. Composition as a musical process often served as the basic framework of his films. Ferry Radax, who came from photography and in the end mainly painted, was a feisty personality in the best sense of the word, cultivating visions and always working on the unusual. Now he has died on September 09 at the age of 89. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the relatives.