Drafts

First of all, a window that you can’t look through, framed as though a canvas. Accumulating off screen in an independent narration are previously conducted interviews, reports about the local community, and handed-down myths and legends. The narrative lies over the associatively-montaged visual level as though radiating from an imaginary cinema projector: over static provincial still lives, building models, sketches, historical footage, and everyday observations from Vordernberg.

In the past, exploitation of the Erzberg brought jobs to the Styrian community; today, hope rests on the planned detention center for asylum seekers—an EU model project announced as an architectural competition under the banner of human dignity and recent regional economic reinvigoration. The building is meant to reexamine the theme of immigration, which means, its structural arrangement should ensure the most pronounced scope for action of those interned; it should change society.

In addition, images of (architectural) designs for a building are superimposed over designs for a society. Ambivalent perspectives collide with security, freedom, as well as being constrained/ stopped. In doing so, Juri Schaden refutes the implicit logic of detention: he leaves the sovereignty with the beholder and provides sufficient space to sound out one’s own position on the theme at hand. In keeping with the title, this is not mediated as a single, linear, and unalterable narrative, but instead, as a consistently fraying essayistic draft: about the transformation of post-industrial social and working life; about coming and going, whether of a voluntary or state-ordained—at times violent—nature; about supposed fact, which with Schaden, generally presents itself as something that can be seen as potentially fictional.
(Sebastian Höglinger)

Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

Orig. Title
Entwürfe
Year
2013
Country
Austria
Duration
22 min
Director
Juri Schaden
Category
Essay, Documentary, Short film
Orig. Language
english
Downloads
Drafts (Image)
Credits
Director
Juri Schaden
Script
Juri Schaden
Cinematography
Lisbeth Kovacic, Juri Schaden
Music
Emanuel Donner
Sound
Piotr Reisig
Editing
Juri Schaden
Sound Mix
Vinzenz Schwab
Dramaturgical Advice
Lisbeth Kovacic
Speaker
Sam Osborn, Dolores Winkler
Production Manager
B.Wild
Supported by
Land Steiermark, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Blu-ray (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2014
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Kassel - Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest
Wien - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival
2018
Berlin - Transmediale (Festival for digital art)