Gudrun Krebitz - Films, drawings, sound, sketches and talk

Thu April 13, 2023, 19:00 h
Factory Künstlerhaus Wien (Zugang über Bösendorferstraße 10)

Free admission!

ECHODROM (Nighttime at the Well), 2022, 17 min.
ACHILL, 2012, 9 min.
I KNOW YOU, 2010, 4 min.

Q&A: Dietmar Schwärzler 

 Talking Screen aims to explore the question of the diverse forms of presentation of films in the exhibition context, but also the cross-media interferences with other artistic practices. The presentation formats, conceived together with the guests, are deliberately kept open and are intended to include multifaceted varieties of (performative) self-presentation as well as to enable a critical discourse on cinematic formats & forms. As a respective setting, a combination of films, conversation and micro-exhibition is intended for one evening.

"Does everyone always have to be naked?"
o         o          o
yes      no        never mind

"If a moving image meets a still image, then one can speak of an animation," explains Gudrun Krebitz on the phone. I like that idea, and it's worth exploring. Individual elements of an animation that enter into dialogue with the films then also provide the scaffolding for this evening. In this case, spatially placed: sketches, drawings, a sound piece by Marian Mentrup, who is almost always responsible for the sound design of Krebitz's films, and text fragments, which again leads to the sketchbooks the artist makes for each of her films. From the booklet for ACHILL, for example, comes the opening question, "Does everyone always have to be naked?" which I would answer "yes" for economic reasons (naked is inexpensive), or see "never mind" as another option. In Krebitz's films it is mostly night - her voice in ECHODROM says "I need it dark to think about you." Water, the flowing, and the moon are recurring elements; with them, a kind of intoxicated state of feeling takes effect. Combining the drawings with real footage, the spoken texts are also significant in the animations, a combination of inner monologue, snippets of conversation from nocturnal encounters, and literary text that finds (its) expression in the reverberations. Please join, we will be dressed well. (ds)

A cooperation between Künstlerhaus Wien and sixpackfilm