VISIONARY: CONTEMPORARY SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM AUSTRIA

“VISIONary sees itself as a communicator for innovative examples of contemporary Austrian audiovisual art, specifically short, experimental and documentary films and music videos. While these works represent some of the most interesting examples of contemporary Austrian art at present, they are rarely seen except at festivals and occasional performances. Thanks to financing provided by the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture from a special budget for film-mediation activities, VISIONary, a retrospective and touring program was created in 2009. This DVD represents the culmination of this initiative and presents a selection of film works from 2007-2008.

The compilation reflects the enormous variety to be found among contemporary Austrian experimental film and video. The works on this DVD range from subjective to rigidly structural documentary approaches, from abstract music videos and conceptual architectural studies to elaborate computer animations. The amount of formal innovation manifest in all these works is outstanding. What the auteurs have in common is their own independent film grammar, an unmistakable style they have developed for themselves. Characteristic of the Austrian scene as a whole is a conscious, confident and thoughtful way of dealing with the audiovisual media employed. The interplay of sound and image is the main focus of attention, regardless of genre. This DVD offers an opportunity for a substantial view of Austrian experimental and documentary film’s varied status quo.”

– Michael Loebenstein & Norbert Pfaffenbichler, VISIONary Curators

 
 
MARINA UND SASCHA, KOHLESCHIFFER / MARINA AND SASHA, COAL SHIPPERS (2008) — Ivette Löcker

MARINA UND SASCHA, KOHLESCHIFFER / MARINA AND SASHA, COAL SHIPPERS (2008) — Ivette Löcker

"A number of the works have enjoyed success at international festivals, in this way helping to ensure that Austrian film culture’s innovativeness is not exhausted through tunnel vision, that it remains open to visionary ideas."

– Bert Rebhandl, Der Standard, April 29, 2009

 
FRAUENTAG / WOMAN’S DAY

FRAUENTAG / WOMAN’S DAY

 
PHAIDON – VERLAGE IM EXIL / PHAIDON – PUBLISHERS IN EXILE

PHAIDON – VERLAGE IM EXIL / PHAIDON – PUBLISHERS IN EXILE

 
EINES TAGES, NACHTS… / WHITE SUBSTANCE

EINES TAGES, NACHTS… / WHITE SUBSTANCE

 
LA PETITE ILLUSION 

LA PETITE ILLUSION 

AQUARENA

AQUARENA

CITYSCAPES

CITYSCAPES

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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MARINA AND SASHA, COAL SHIPPERS (MARINA UND SASCHA, KOHLESCHIFFER)
(Austria, 2008) 

Director, producer: Ivette Löcker
Cinematography: Joerg Burger
Editing: Igor Heitzmann, Ivette Löcker

• 32 minutes 
• Video
• Color
• Sound

WOMAN’S DAY (FRAUENTAG)
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Johannes Holzhausen

• 35 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

WHITE SUBSTANCE (EINES TAGES, NACHTS…)
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Maria Arlamovsky

• 21 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

PHAIDON – PUBLISHERS IN EXILE (PHAIDON – VERLAGE IM EXIL)
(Austria, 2007)

Director: Klub 2

• 23 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

LA PETITE ILLUSION 
(Austria, 2006)

Director: Michaela Schwentner

• 4 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

NIGHTSTILL 
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Elke Groen

• 9 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA 
(Austria, 2008) 

Director: Angelika Brudniak & Cynthia Madansky
Music: Zeena Parkins

• 18 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

IN THE MIX
(Austria, 2008) 

Director: Jan Machacek 

• 4 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

NIGHT SWEAT
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Concept: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Sound: Jürgen Gruber & Christoph Ruschak

• 10 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

PATHS OF G
(Austria, 2006)

Director: Dietmar Offenhuber

• 1:30 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

BORGATE
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Lotte Schreiber
Concept, Editing & Sound: Lotte Schreiber
Cinematography: Johannes Hammel
Music: Bernhard Lang

• 15 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

NOT STILL 
(Austria, 2007)

Director: Billy Roisz

• 10 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

AQUARENA 
(Austria, 2007)

Director: Josef Dabernig & Isabella Hollauf
Cinematography: Christian Giesser
Music: Michael Moser
Voice: Heidi Stecker

• 20 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound
 

CITYSCAPES
(Austria, 2007)

Director: Michaela Grill & Martin Siewert

• 16 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

43
(Austria, 2008)

Director: dextro
Sound: Martijn Tellinga

• 5 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

HOME.MOVIE
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Martin Bruch & Reinhiilde Condin 
Cinematography: Martin Bruch
Music: Achim Tang, Quadro Nuevo, & Kluster Kimmo Pohjonen

• 10 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

VISIBILITY OF INTERIM~
(Austria, 2007)

Director: Manuel Knapp

• 14 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

EVOLVEREVOLVE 01
(Austria, 2008)

Director: Barbara Doser

• 10 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 04:07:20

Published By: Index DVD

Booklet Text: Michael Loebenstein & Norbert Pfaffenbichler (Bilingual German & English)

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping)

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