Gustav Deutsch

Gustav Deutsch

* 1952, Austria

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Gustav Deutsch (born in Vienna; † 2019) was an Austrian filmmaker and artist. Trained as an Architect, he moved to film and art in the late 80ths, and became one of the leading international filmmakers working with Found Footage. His trilogy FILM IST., on the phenomenology of the medium film, realised in close cooperation with European and American film archives (e.g.Netherlands Film Museum, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Imperial War Museum, Cineteca di Bologna, Centre National de la Cinematographie, The Kinsey Institute, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Filmarchiv Austria, a.o.), has been shown widely at international film festivals, and in exhibitions in the form of installations (e.g. Rotterdam int. film festival, Thessaloniki int. film festival, Tribeca film festival NYC, ZKM Karlsruhe, Künstlerhaus Vienna, CCCB Barcelona, Australien Center of the Moving Image). His last project SHIRLEY; Visions of Reality has been shown at numerous international festivals, and has won several prizes. It has as well been shown in the form of interactive multi media installations in exhibitions at Kunsthalle Vienna 2008/2009, at Pallazo Reale Milano 2009/2010, at Künstlerhaus Vienna 2013/2014, at Galeria Solar Vila do Conde 2013, and in the context of the exhibition WhatsAppropriation - The Art of Revisiting Art, at Fundicao Progresso, Rio de Janeiro, 2015.
Retrospectives of his work have been organized by the Austrian Film Museum in 2009, and the Cineteca Nacional Mexico in 2010.

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)

2013 SHIRLEY; VISIONS OF REALITY , DCP, col, 92 min
2010 PRIVATE SANDNES, single channel DVD Installation, b/w, colour, 25min
2010 VISIONS OF REALITY - Wednesday 28th of August 1957, 6.p.m., Pacific Palisades, Pilot-film, 35mm, colour, 12min
2009 HERZSTARK NITSCHE RAUCHFUSS SCHMOLL & Co, single channel DVD Installation, 12min, loop
2009 FILM IST. a girl & a gun, 35mm, colour, 93min (5)
2006 The Mozarts, 35mm, colour, 1min (3)
2006 World Mirror Cinema - Tryptichon, 3 channel DVD installation (5)
2005 Tatort Migration 1-10, 10 channel DVD installation (5)
2005 World Mirror Cinema - Episode 1-3, 35mm, b/w, 90min (in Arbeit) (5)
2003 Spectrum, Sixpackfilm Trailer, 35mm, 16mm, video, colour, 49sec (7)
2002 Film ist. (1-12), 8 channel DVD installation (5)
2002 Film ist. (7-12), 35mm, colour, b/w, 90min (5)
1999 K&K&K, video, colour, 12min
1999 Tradition is the handing on of fire, and not the worship of the ashes, Filmarchive Austria Trailer, 35mm, colour, 1min (5) (6)
1998 Film ist. (1-6), 16mm, colour, b/w, 60min (5)
1996 no comment - minimundus AUSTRIA, 35mm, b/w, 13min (5)
1996 Mariage blanc, 16mm, colour, 5min (5)
1996 Film is more than Film, Trailer Viennale 96, 35mm, colour, b/w, 1min
1996 Pocketcinema the Catalogue, 16mm, b/w, 30min
1996 Adria / life, video-installation (5)
1995 Pocketcinema, S8, 100 loops, colour, Expanded Cinema performance
1995 Film / speaks / many / Languages, Trailer Viennale 95, 35mm, colour, 1min (5)
1994 On the conveyor belt, 16mm, b/w, endless (5)
1994 55/95, 16mm, b/w, endless; 35mm, b/w, 1min
1994 H. eats animals 4, S8, colour, silent, 3min
1994 Dance of Life, 16mm, b/w, endless
1993 H. eats animals 3, S8, colour, silent, 3min (3)
1993 Eyewitnesses in foreign countries, 16mm, colour, 33min (4)
1990 Welt / Zeit 25812min, 16mm, b/w, 35min (1)
1990 Sat. June 29th / Arctic Circle, 16mm, colour, 3min
1990 Adria; Holiday; Films 1954-68, 16mm, colour, b/w, 35min (5)
1989 Paths of the desert I / The path to Jebel Grouz, video-installation (3)
1988 Waltz Nr. 18, 16mm, b/w, endless (5)
1988 Prince Albert passes by, S8/16mm, colour, 45sek
1988 No je ne regret rien / The sky above Paris, S8 / 16mm, colour, 2min
1984 Wossea Mtotom, video, colour, b/w, 70min (2)
1983 Asuma, video, colour, 20min (2)
1981 Fulkur, video, b/w, 20min (1)
1981 Rituale, video, b/w, 35min (1)
together with:
(1) Ernst Kopper
(2) Gerda Lampalzer und Manfred Neuwirth
(3) Hanna Schimek
(4) Mostafa Tabbou
(5) Found Footage
(6) Christian Fennesz
(7) Martin Siewert

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Bibl. Deutsch Gustav (Bibliography)

Christian Zillner, “Die Adria in Göttlesbrunn”, in: Falter 41/1989 Wolfgang Zinggl, “Unser Urlaub in Sowieso”, in: Falter 50/1991 Filmbühne Mödling (Hrsg.), Filmbrunch 1-19, Wien/Mödling 1992. Medienwerkstatt Wien (Hrsg.), Transparent - Dokumentarische Zonen im Video, Wien 1992. “Drei Minuten aus der Ewigkeit - Filmexperimente 1982-92 von Gustav Deutsch”, in: Filmbrunch 26/1993. Elisabeth Büttner/Christian Dewald, “Gustav Deutsch über die Fort / Bewegung und ihre vielfältige Praxis”, in: Filmbrunch 26/1993. Irene Rudolf, “Kamera und Wirklichkeiten”, in: Multimedia 12/1994 Irene Rudolf, “Dunkel des Bildes”, in :Multimedia 22/1994 “Internationaler Sendeschluߔ, in: Universitas 12/1994 Bert Rebhandl, “Hypnotische Schleifen”, in: Der Standard Wien 17.12.1994 Conny E. Voester, “Duisburger Filmwoche: Ein Forum für den Nachwuchs”, in: epd Film 1/95 Stefan Grissemann, “Das taktlose Kino. Notizen zu den jüngsten Vertretern der österreichischen Avantgarde. Ein Spaziergang, nahe der Sonne” in: Alexander Horwath, Lisl Ponger, Gottfried Schlemmer (Hrsg.): Avantgardefilm Österreich 1950 bis heute, Wien 1995. Peter Tscherkassky, “Die konstruierte Kinematographie. Zur Filmavantgarde in Österreich”, in: Alexander Horwath, Lisl Ponger, Gottfried Schlemmer (Hrsg.): Avantgardefilm Österreich 1950 bis heute, Wien 1995. Elisabeth Büttner, “Diese Augen kenn’ ich doch”, in: Falter 40/1995 Markus Weiland, “Nur keine Witze”, in: Falter 46/95 Claus Philipp, “Erweiterung des Horizonts - mit Augenklappen”, in: Der Standard, 20.11.1995 Ilse Retzek, “Einfach lustiges Kino”, in: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, 6.12.1995 Anton Thuswaldner, “Bildern Bedeutung rauben und ihnen neue unterschieben”, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, 7.12.1995 Jules Marshall, “Some Pleasures in the Low Tech”, in: homepage iffrotterdam.nl/FFR/96, Rotterdam Film Festival 1996 Dineke de Zwaan “Taschenkino: Met een gif groen viewertje in de Bioscoop”, in: homepage iffrotterdam.nl/FFR/96, Rotterdam Film Festival 1996 Remke de Lange, “Gustav Deutsch: Taschenkino is uiteindelijk mijn persoonlijke viering van hoderd jaar film geworden”, Rotterdam 1/1996 Doop Pieter Steinz, “Zakcinema is blik vanaf de achtbaan”, in: Handelsblad 29.1.1996, Rotterdam Gertjan Zuilhof, “Zakbioskoopjes”, in: De Groene Amsterdamer, 14.2.1996, Amsterdam Gustav Deutsch, “Augenzeugen der Fremde - Témoins oculaires de l’étranger, in: Meteor 2/1996 (kürzer auch in: Herbert Popp (Hrsg.), Die Sicht des Anderen, Passau 1994) Leonor Amarante, “Cinema de Bolso: sessões de anarquia e humor”, n: Jornal da Tarde, 21.5.1996, Sao Paolo Isabel Healy, “Discret charm of the pocket cinema”, in: The Examiner, 11.18.1996 Thierry Jobin, “Passez le film à votre voisin”, in: Le Nouveau Quotidien, 25.10.1996 Luzern/Lucerne Herbert Hrachovec, “Fundstellen. Befund”, in: polyfilm Verleih: Eine Geschichte der Bilder. Wien 1996 Claus Philipp, “Man hat Töne”, in: polyfilm Verleih: Eine Geschichte der Bilder, Wien 1996 Isabella Reicher, “Neues aus dem Heimkino”, in: Falter 47/96 (ital. Version in: Pesaro Film Festival 1997, Katalog) Claus Philipp, “Alltägliche Blicke auf eine fremde Heimat - ein Experiment”, in: Der Standard, 20.11.1996 Wien Robert Buchschwenter, “Grenzen, so weit die Kamera reicht”, in: Die Presse, 16.1.1997 Wien Door Gerdin Linthorst, “Hetwonder van het alledaagse”, in: De Volkskrant, 24.1.1997 Der Blaue Kompressor, Gustav Deutsch, Hanna Schimek (Hrsg.), Odyssee today - Die Kunst der Reise / The Athens Conference, Athen/Wien 1997 Peter Tscherkassky, “Vom Kreisen der Kader”, in: Neue Bild.Kunst 1997 Colin McDonald, “Out of the pocket”, in: Metro Times, 12.11.1997 Detroit