In person || Spotlight: Paul Wenninger
Thu Nov. 25, 2021, 19:00 h
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

In spring, Paul Wenninger's latest short film O had its world premiere in Oberhausen and has been circulating successfully at international festivals ever since. For several years now, the trained dancer and choreographer has been attracting attention in the international film industry with his precise stop-motion animations. VIENNA SHORTS, Vienna…

Norbert Pfaffenbichler - Full Retrospective and Carte Blanche
Fri Nov. 5, 2021 - Mon Nov. 22, 2021, 9 p.m.
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Styrian-born filmmaker Norbert Pfaffenbichler (b. 1967) is one of the most exciting figures in Austrian experimental film. Invitations to festivals such as Venice and Locarno have also brought him international acclaim. But Pfaffenbichler has always looked beyond the horizon of the avant-garde: an artist and curator, he is a genuine cinephile, con…

In memoriam Bruce Baillie
Thu July 16, 2020, 20:00 h
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Mass for the Dakota Sioux Bruce Baillie. USA, 1964, 16mm, bw, 20 min.
Quixote Bruce Baillie. USA, 1965-68, 16mm, color and bw, 43 min.
Bruce Baillie, who died on April 10 of this year, was the pioneer of "Western American Experimental Film" and the key figure of the pioneering avant-garde awakening in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Sixties.…

Bodies of Desires – In Person: Nazlı Dinçel
Wed Dec. 4, 2019, 19:00 h
mumok Kino

Nazlı Dinçel's predominantly analog work is characterized by her work on the body, which she always stages as an object of desire. The use of texts that Dinçel carves into the material by hand, frame by frame, or the use of mirrors are among her trademarks, as are very personal narratives in first-person form. The relationship betwee…

In person || Spotlight: Bjørn Melhus
Thu May 30, 2019, 21:00 h
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

The works of German video and installation artist Bjørn Melhus have received international recognition since the early 1990s, both at film festivals and in exhibition contexts. Melhus, born in 1966, was part of the first generation to grow up with the mass medium of television. He says of himself that American films and series (such as Flip…

Gunvor Nelson – Personale
Fri Jan. 18, 2019, 18:30 h
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

The filmmaker Gunvor Nelson wants her works to be called "personal films"; "avant-garde" or "experimental" sound too cool to her. Born in Stockholm in 1931, she went to San Francisco in the early 1950s to study art and painting. There she met her future husband Robert Nelson and, like him, was an important figure in the West Coast art scene, but w…

Claudio Baldini & Pablo Marín
Wed Nov. 15, 2017 - Thu Nov. 16, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Österreichisches Filmmuseum

With Claudio Caldini (*1952, Buenos Aires) and Pablo Marín (*1982, Buenos Aires), two of Argentina's most important experimental filmmakers are showing their works in Austria for the first time. The two individual presentations will be accompanied by both a historical programme, which will give an insight into the different aesthetic orient…

In Person Spotlight: Makino Takashi
Sun June 4, 2017 - Mon June 5, 2017, 10 p.m.
Österreichisches Filmmuseum und RHIZ / Austrian Film Museum & RHIZ

Film Program Sunday June 4, 2017 at the Austrian Film Museum
Live Performance: Space Noise 3D Monday June 5, 2017 at RHIZ Vienna 

Makino Takashi, born in 1978 in Tokyo, creates works of ecstatic excess enabling experiences in the moment of their projection that are generally postponed to a later time—as if one remembered the images in t…

Spotlight: Anouk de Clercq
Fri May 27, 2016, 21:00 h
Metro Kinokulturhaus

In the beginning there was black. The black of the cinema space or the black cube of an exhibition venue envelops us (ideally without exit lights), leaving us disoriented at first, without coordinates for a reliable perception of space. "The darkness that I like is the darkness of a movie theater," is how Anouk de Clercq describes her penchant for…

Dóra Maurer — Thinking in Proportions
Wed May 20, 2015, 19:00 h

A sheet is folded: a total of seven times, each time completed by a folding process. The resulting grid corresponds in each case to the projection format of a 16mm film, which in turn measures exactly the length of Dóra Maurer's two outstretched arms: Timing - a conceptually and visually haunting key work of structural film. The cinematogra…