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The world is blue at its edges at Vienna Shorts, may 28, 2022

These five films of the program "A World unhinged" offer five startlingly different ways of engaging with and depicting the world, showcasing a wide stylistic range of creative approaches that matches the huge geographical distance.

The collaboration "The world is blue at its edges" by Christine Moderbacher and Iris Blauensteiner is a touching meditation on motherhood and the state of the planet. Combining found footage and material shot during lockdown, it takes the form of a letter written to a parent’s unborn child. What does it mean to bring a new human into a problematic world where one crisis seems to follow another with grim inevitability? (Neil Young)

Vienna Shorts - International Short Film Festival / in program "A World unhinged", Austrian Competition 3 / May 28, 2022, 6p.m. / Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Akademiestr. 13, 1010 Vienna

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Atemhaut author-reading at Rund um die Burg, Vienna, may 20, 2022

The book festival "Rund um die Burg" takes place on may 20th and 21st. As in previous years, those who can visit the book festival on site have the opportunity to meet all the authors in person and have the books signed. It can also be attended via online stream. The literature program is diverse.

Atemhaut author reading on May 20, 2022, 5 p.m. / Landtmann's Bel Etage (on the 1st floor above the café, elevator), Oppolzergasse 6, 1010 Vienna

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The world is blue at its edges at Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, may 13, 2022

This year’s festival theme "Entangled Realities" refers to the inseparability of global interconnections, historically grown relationships, and individual biographies. "The world is blue at its edges" will be shown in program together with "Letters2Maybe" by Yehuda Sharim.

On may 13, 2022, 7 p.m. / Votiv Kino, Währinger Str. 12, 1090 Vienna

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Atemhaut live radio interview on Deutschlandfunk, may 3, 2022

I'm looking forward to the radio interview about "Atemhaut" on Deutschlandfunk Kultur in the program "Lesart"! Live on May 3, 2022 at 10:05 a.m.!

"Atemhaut - A novel with its own soundtrack". You can listen to the radio interview here:

Interview on Deutschlandfunk

 

The world is blue at its egdes at Femina – International Women´s Film Festival, Brazil, may 2-9, 2022

Femina – International Women´s Film Festival is a festival for works directed by women. Besides showing the work of Brazilian women filmmakers, it brings to Brazil the international production. It is the first event of its kind in Brazil and Latin America. This edition of the festival will take place exclusively online in a streaming platform, available only in Brazil. „The world is blue at its edges“ is part of the International Competition Program.

From may 2-9, 2022 / Online, available in Brazil

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The world is blue at its edges at Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt, april 22 - May 15, 2022

The Lichter Art Award is a platform for contemporary video art. As part of the Lichter Film Festival Frankfurt International, which takes place from may 10-15, 2022, the five film and video works nominated for the award will be exhibited at Basis e.V.

With works by Iris Blauensteiner & Christine Moderbacher, Alice Brygo, Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuss, Stéphanie Roland and Melanie Jame Wolf. Curated by Saul Judd.

From april 22 to may 15, 2022 / basis e.V., Gutleutstraße 8 –12, 60329, Frankfurt am Main / Opening: April 21, 2022, 7 p.m / Online Artist Talk: May 9, 2022, 7p.m

Lichter Art Award

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Atemhaut author-reading at Literaturhaus Salzburg, april 21, 2022

Iris Blauensteiner and Mareike Fallwickl present their new novels.

„Die Wut, die bleibt“ (Rowohlt Verlag, 2022) by Mareike Fallwickl is a stirring novel about the burden that is thrown on women - and the rebellion against it.

What is a person worth if their labour is no longer needed? With her novel „Atemhaut" (Kremayr & Scheriau, 2022), Iris Blauensteiner has succeeded in creating a poetic portrait of a young man who has to redefine his identity.

Moderators: Lily Dittlbacher and Anton Thuswaldner.

On april 21, 2022, 7.30 p.m. / Literaturhaus Salzburg, Strubergasse 23/H.C. Artmann-Platz, 5020 Salzburg

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Atemhaut author-reading at Mondmeer & Marguérite, Vienna, april 14, 2022

The 8th edition of "Mondmeer & Marguérite" author-reading series focuses on sound with "Atemhaut", "Connect" and "azur ton nähe". It's about listening, hearing and the breathing of the skin.

Reading authors: Iris Blauensteiner, Thea Mengeler and Siljarosa Schletterer.

On April 14th, 7pm / LOT, Absberggasse 31, 1100 Vienna

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the_other_images at the Teatro Ca' Foscari, Venice, april 13, 2022

The program "Experiments in Desktop Cinema" brings together films from the desktop cinema genre, whose aesthetics experiment with elements from digital screens such as windows, interface software and gestures.

The program is curated by Miriam de Rosa (Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari Venezia) and includes films by Iris Blauensteiner, Suneil Sanzgiri, Basim Magdy and Ben Belit Bitly.

Afterwards an online roundtable discussion will take place.

On april 13, 2022, 8pm / Teatro Ca' Foscari, Dorsoduro 2137, 30123 Venice

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Atemhaut author-reading at Famulus, Vienna, april 12, 2022

The readings of the reading series "Famulus" are this time under the motto "Jukebox".

Reading authors: Lena-Marie Biertimpel, Iris Blauensteiner and Marianne Jungmaier. Moderation: Laura Nußbaumer.

On April 12, 2022, 7 p.m. / Kaffeebar Quentin, Kaiserstraße 96, 1070 Vienna

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The world is blue at its edges at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, april 5-10, 2022

"The narrator addresses her unborn child during the Corona lockdown. But how can you imagine a life-affirming future when the images of history and the present are so cold, dreary, and oppressive? A dystopic pixel stream of consciousness and somewhere in all the darkness is a spark of hope that we might still get off lightly." (Michelle Koch, Diagonale Catalogue 22)

The program is followed by a Q&A.

Innovative Cinema, Program 3 / On april 7, 2022, 11a.m, Schubertkino, Graz  / april 9, 2022, 2.30p.m, Schubertkino 2, Graz

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Atemhaut - literature/sound performance at echoraum Vienna, april 5, 2022

The series "XX Y X" is dedicated to works and performances by composers of contemporary music, performances and collaborations with visual artists and musicians. "XX Y X" is a monthly series curated by Michaela Schwentner that takes place at various locations. "XX Y X" with Anna Lerchbaumer: Sonic Shrine (installation) and with Rojin Sharafi & Iris Blauensteiner: ATEMHAUT (literature/sound performance).

On April 5, 2022, 8 p.m. / echoraum, Sechshauser Straße 66, A-1150 Vienna

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The world is blue at its edges distributed by CFMDC, Toronto, form april 2022

"The world is blue at its edges" is now distributed by CFMDC - Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.

CFMDC: "We specialize in independent, artist-made work on film and video, including works from historically underrepresented communities. CFMDC advocates for a holistic understanding of production, distribution and exhibition that prioritizes artist rights, accessibility and the creation of new audiences through education and critical thinking. "

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the_other_images distributed by CFMDC, Toronto, form april 2022

"the_other_images" is now distributed by CFMDC - Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.

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The world is blue at its edges at Vilnius International Film Festival, march 24 - april 3, 2022 

"The world is blue at is edges" will be screened in the International Short Film Competition Program and celebrates its Lithuanian premiere.

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris / april 2, 2022, 11.40a.m / Vilnius, Forum Cinemas Vingis, S11

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Atemhaut - New Novel, from march 14, 2022

What is a person worth when machines do their job? Shortly before the turn of the millennium, Edin is unexpectedly fired and a multi-sensory trip through imaginary worlds begins. Will he find himself in the here and now?

"With her second novel ATEMHAUT, for which the sound artist Rojin Sharafi composed the soundtrack, Iris Blauensteiner has created a sensitive and deeply poetic portrait of a young man who has to redefine his identity in a world full of automation processes. What is he still worth as a person when his efforts are no longer needed?"

Roman von Iris Blauensteiner with a soundtrack by Rojin Sharafi, QR codes in the book! Publisher: Kremayr & Scheriau.

Author readings with sound performance possible!

Atemhaut published by Kremayr & Scheriau

 

Atemhaut - Book premiere, literature/sound performance at the Literaturhaus Vienna, March 11, 2022

You are invited to the book premiere of Atemhaut - a novel by Iris Blauensteiner with a soundtrack by Rojin Sharafi! Barbara Zwiefelhofer moderates the evening in the Literaturhaus.

On Friday, March 11, 2022, 7 p.m. / Literaturhaus Wien, Seidengasse 13, 1070 Vienna / 2-G rule (vaccinated, recovered) & FFP2 mask requirement / Registration at this link or at info@literaturhaus.at

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The world is blue at its edges is „Clermont Ferrand - Short Film Market Pick“, January 28 - February 5, 2022

"The world is blue at its edges" has been labeled “Short Film Market Picks” at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. The selection committees of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival have decided this year to highlight the films they particularly appreciated. These works will appear under the label "Short Film Market Picks“. The Short Film Market is organized by the association Sauve qui peut le court métrage in the aim of facilitating economic activity and encouraging professional interaction in the short film sector. 

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The world is blue at its edges at This Human World - International Human Rights Film Festival, december 9, 2021

Since the current lockdown has now moved the events to the Internet again, we (Christine Moderbacher & Iris Blauensteiner) can invite you to the premiere of “The world is blue at its edges” online! A perfectly fitting framework for our film, which was edited during lockdowns and has them as its subject, among other things.

"Concerned with inner and outer borders - the Wall, the Iron Curtain, police states, migration, fear - a mother-to-be asks herself and her child if those borders will remain in them even after they have long disappeared." 

In the short film program "expanded shorts - topologies of time" / from december 9-11, 2021, 6 p.m. across Austria in the Festival Online Hub.

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Strom - Performance at Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, november 18, 2021

In the collaboratively developed performance setting Strom, Iris Blauensteiner and Rojin Sharafi research a dynamic interplay of human and technical actors. Based on the narration of an evolving literary text, voice is combined, connected and recoded with electronic music, textures and programmed sound components. In a choreography of text, movement, stillness and minimal gestures, the performers interact via sound. Interdisciplinary interlaced, reciprocal technical-human-physical-abstract-narrative processes emerge. A force field spans between the abstract sound and its embodiment. Viewers are invited to be part of the uncanny utopian atmosphere of the live performance Strom in the physical exhibition space.

The performance will take place as part of the exhibition "Wake Words" by and with The Golden Pixel Cooperative and within Vienna Art Week.

On november 18, 2021, 7pm / at Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna / Please register at anmeldung[at]kunstraum.net, subject line "Blauensteiner & Sharafi" / 2G rule (vaccinated, recovered).

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“Multiverse”, online author reading at Goethe-Institut India, september 26, 2021

Welcome to Multiverse – a cross cultural reading of poems in different languages. Join us to celebrate multilingual poetry, listen to the sheer sound of poetry in various languages to enhance the poetic experience. Listen to the original poems and some translations. During this programme we will converse with the poets about poetry as a different mode of seeing and thinking, explore the unique elements of contemporary poetry and delve into challenges of poetry translation.

Six poets from India and Europe reading and discussing their poems: André Velter (France), Christian Filips (Germany), Iris Blauensteiner (Austria), Rui Cóias (Portugal), Subhro Bandopadhyaya (India), Sabika Abbas Naqvi (India) - Moderation: Jayashree Joshi, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.

On september 26, 2021, 14:00 hrs IST (10.30h MEZ)

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Rest at Oktoskop on OktoTV, september 26, 2021

It takes the filmmaker's specific gaze to recognize the parallels between a campsite and a motorway service station. With her film "Rest", Iris Blauensteiner manages wonderfully to direct our gaze to the many small stages that are being set up in both places in a steady and unspectacular manner. The director talks to Lukas Maurer about how the idea came up, what challenges she faced in contact with her very different protagonists, what she has learned about the relationship between mobility and immobility, under what circumstances the noise of motorways becomes a dramaturgically valuable sound and why she didn't get enough sleep during the shoot.

Oktoskop on OktoTV / september 26, 2021, 8:15 pm

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Sweat at Metro Kinokulturhaus / Filmarchiv Austria, Vienna, september 16 & october 18, 2021

As part of the retrospective “New Beginnings. Feature film debuts by Austrian women directors 1999-2021”, the Short Film Program brings together three short films: “Sweat” shows the summer holidays of Marion and Elisa, two friends. The boring village life doesn't have much to offer to them. Out of frustration, they let their anger run free - and in this way they get to know themselves anew. The young actors in “Unmensch” also know that youth sucks. Demand and reality do not want to find each other, emotions do not really set in. A loaded gun should turn things around ... New apartment, new job, new life - and yet, after shedding his "old" skin, transgender "Mathias" doesn't quite find his way in his new role - especially as one of his colleagues believes to recognize him.

Short film program 1: Aufbrechen - with the films “Sweat” (D: Iris Blauensteiner), “Unmensch” (D: Jasmin Baumgartner) and “Mathias” (D: Clara Stern).

On September 16, 2021, 8.45pm Metro Kinokulturhaus, Eric-Pleskow-Saal & on October 18, 2021, 8.45pm, Metro Kinokulturhaus, Historical hall, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna

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Rest is #sommerfreifilm at Kino VOD Club, august 18-25, 2021

Rest was voted #summerfreefilm and is available to watch free of charge from august 18-25, 2021 on the streaming platform Cinema VOD Club!

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Rest at Bijenale Mladih - Youth Biennal Belgrade, july 29 - september 5, 2021

The Youth Biennal is an international exhibition of contemporary art from over 120 young artists under the age of 35, that is organized in cooperation with Art Council of ULUS at several locations in Belgrade (Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, ULUS Gallery, Student City Cultural Center, Roman Well, Military Bunker, Big Gunpowder Warehouse - Barutana, Amam - Planetarium, Clock Tower, Nebojsa Tower, KC Footnote, KC Magacin and in public spaces in the city). 

"Language in common" - the topic of the Biennal is the result of synergies of all involved in this project. The exhibition communicates through the common signifier "we", doesn’t speak in the name of one singularity, but establishes a body that speaks a common language. This language is a constellation of symbols, hashtags, neologisms, emojis. At the same time it is also the communication system of the emerging revolutionary collective. It is a meeting place of a new generation that communicates in a different way, encrypted for previous generations through new rules, new challenges, new tendencies.

Curatorial team: Senka Latinović, Teodora Jeremić and Jovana Trifuljesko.

„Rest“ can be seen at Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilions at the exhibition „New Constellations: I’ll stop the world and melt with you“ / Tadeuša Košćuška 14, Beograd, Serbia / Tuesday-Friday: 1-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm.

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The hands of my grandmother" & The sleep of beetles" - Hindi translation of poems in the book "Novembersonne / November Ki Dhoop", july 2021

In the book Novembersonne / November Ki Dhoop - Gengewartsdichtung aus Österreich / Aadhunik Austriai Kavitayen / Hindi Translation of Modern Austrian Poems” Namita Khare and Sanjeev Kaushal translated poems from Austria into Hindi. The selection includes new and older works, all of which are touching and some are deeply shocking, because they express truths that are part of everyday life all over the world. This anthology of poetry takes us on a journey from Austria to India right into our own hearts. 

With poems by Ingeborg Bachmann, Iris Blauensteiner, Ann Cotten, Franzobel, Maja Haderlap, Friedericke Mayröcker, Sophie Reyer, among others.

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“Half of the sky” receives the Award for Innovative Cinema at Diagonale, June 2021

We are very happy that the collectively produced film "Half of the Sky" by The Golden Pixel Cooperative was awarded the Award for Innovative Cinema at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film.

From the Diagonale catalog: "A sound collage of dialogical thoughts on feminist artists, activists, thinkers who encounter the staging of a "kite festival" in the picture. Movement, transmission, visibility and voice find their ways between image and sound, between the history of queer-feminist thoughts and performance in the present to continue political action through art."

From the jury statement: “Nobody makes a film alone, also for a demonstration, for a procession, for a performance you need others. You don't write a manifesto alone, you don't make history alone, and you are not alone in it. You have to find stories in history that tell of the fact that there were already others who inspired us. To inscribe yourself in this story, and to continue writing it, you need others ... "

Concept & realization of the film: Iris Blauensteiner, Dorottya Csécsei, Faika El-Nagashi, Anna Haidegger, Nathalie Koger, Lee Nevo, Luiza Margan, Christiana Perschon, Elena Peytchinska, Marlies Pöschl, Steffi Rauchwarter, Frida Robles, Simona Obholzer, Mona Schwitzer, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Alexandra Tatar, Lisa Truttmann, Seda Tunç

Jury Statement

 

“Half of the sky” at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, june 10 & 13, 2021

“Half of the sky” emerged from a dialogical process between the artists of the Golden Pixel Cooperative and associated collaborators from various fields. The filmproject offers a reflection on feminist role models and emancipatory practices. "Half of the sky" will be screened at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film in “Innovative Cinema Program 4”. The program is followed by a Q&A.

Participants: Iris Blauensteiner, Dorottya Csécsei, Faika El-Nagashi, Anna Haidegger, Nathalie Koger, Lee Nevo, Luiza Margan, Christiana Perschon, Elena Peytchinska, Marlies Pöschl, Steffi Rauchwarter, Frida Robles, Simona Obholzer, Mona Schwitzer, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Alexandra Tatar, Lisa Truttmann, Seda Tunç.

Innovative Cinema Program 4 / On june 10, 2021, 12.30p.m., at Annenhof Kino 7, Graz & on june 13, 2021, 4.30p.m, at Schubertkino 1, Graz

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The world is blue at its edges has been completed, since may 2021

The shortfilm "The world is blue at its edges" by Christine Moderbacher and Iris Blauensteiner has been completed after an intense period of work and is ready for screenings! More information about the premiere is coming soon!

 "What could I tell you about the world I live in?" Addressing her unborn child, the narrator tries to find answers partly through claustrophobic pictures interwoven with intimate notes on a pregnancy in times of a pandemic. Based on a childhood memory, the experimental short film spans from the Cold War Iron Curtain, to the so-called “refugee crisis” and the renewed closing of borders during COVID-19. Textures of walls closing in, blur with pixelated maps, creating a subjective portrait of a new reality and its digital image-world.

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Distribution: sixpackfilm

 

„Half of the sky“ at City Art Gallery Ljubljana, april 22 - june 20, 2021

The exhibition "When Gesture Becomes Event", as part of which the Golden Pixel Cooperative is presenting the collectively realized film installation "Half of the Sky", travels on to the Ljubljana City Gallery. “Half of the sky” emerged from a dialogical process between the artists of the cooperative and associated collaborators from various fields. The filmproject offers a reflection on feminist role models and emancipatory practices.

Participants: Iris Blauensteiner, Dorottya Csécsei, Faika El-Nagashi, Anna Haidegger, Nathalie Koger, Lee Nevo, Luiza Margan, Christiana Perschon, Elena Peytchinska, Marlies Pöschl, Steffi Rauchwarter, Frida Robles, Simona Obholzer, Mona Schwitzer, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Alexandra Tatar, Lisa Truttmann, Seda Tunç.

From april 22 to june 20, 2021 / City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Mestni trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana

Link to the Golden Pixel Cooperative

Link to the exhibition 

 

the_other_images in the online screening program THEY I SIE I ONI, april 15-18, 2021

The screening/streaming program "They I Sie I Oni" features Serbian artists and filmmakers from the Vienna-based Golden Pixel Cooperative. The online project was conceived by Belgrade-based curator Maja Ćirić. "They I Sie I Oni" addresses the exhibition of artistic films in the context of the Internet and its environment of competitive images. The project is a public reflection on cinematic data and how its visibility can be embedded and presented in these digital spaces overflowing with information.

Artists: Iris Blauensteiner, Zorica Čolić, Doplgenger, Marlies Pöschl, Dušan Rodić, Bárbara Palomino Ruiz, Igor Simić, Lisa Truttmann, Katharina Swoboda, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Katarina Zdjelar / Curated by: Maja Ćirić

From April 15-18, 2021, daily a new part of the film program will be released on the website http://they-sie-oni.goldenpixelcoop.com

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„Half of the sky“ at Künstlerhaus Vienna, December 8, 2020 - April 5, 2021

The Golden Pixel Cooperative presents the collectively produced videoinstallation "Half of the Sky" as part of the exhibition "When Gesture Becomes Event". In this work, the cooperative revisit the kite festivals organised by the Weimar Bauhaus in the 1920s, processions featuring kites designed as artworks and flying objects. In this homage to the under-appreciated female Bauhaus artists, GPC expresses its own version of the connection between art and life. The kites are dedicated to feminist role models: philosophers, activists, authors and artists. They emerged from a dialogical process between the artists of the cooperative and associated collaborators from various fields. The project offers a reflection on feminist role models and emancipatory practices.

Participants: Iris Blauensteiner, Dorottya Csécsei, Faika El-Nagashi, Anna Haidegger, Nathalie Koger, Lee Nevo, Luiza Margan, Christiana Perschon, Elena Peytchinska, Marlies Pöschl, Steffi Rauchwarter, Frida Robles, Simona Obholzer, Mona Schwitzer, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Alexandra Tatar, Lisa Truttmann, Seda Tunç.

From december 8, 2020 to april 5, 2021 / as part of the exhibition "When gesture becomes event" at Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna

Link to the Golden Pixel Cooperative

Link to the exhibition at Künstlerhaus

 

Rest at Sehsaal Filmlounge, Vienna, September 24, 2020

In dealing with “Deception and Fragment” - title of the film program at gallery Sehsaal - the medium of film is of central importance as a documentator, observer and critical mediator. In autumn 2020, Sehsaal will be dedicated to a 3-day film lounge with selected Austrian artists and filmmakers - Anna Vasof, Iris Blauensteiner and Veronika Schubert - who will focus on deceptive sections of reality from different perspectives and on fragmentary approaches within their works. Sometimes humorous, frightening and irritating, demonstrative and alienating, intensive, associative, selective and discursive perspectives are made possible. Each film evening offers an introduction by the artists as well as a moderated, personal and open audience dialogue.

"Rest" is presented in the program “Home far from home”, curated by Siglinde Lang.

On September 24, 2020, 6 pm / Zentagasse 38, 1050 Vienna / With the request to register at the email info@sehsaal.at

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Sweat at Studio Molière, Vienna, September 6, 2020

Proximity and contact, friendship and togetherness, mutual support and solidarity - the relationships of the present must be rethought and lived in real and virtual terms. This is also the case within the Golden Pixel Cooperative, which in its contribution “I long to be close to you” on the opening evening “Je t'aime moi non plus” of Le Studio Film is dedicated to a sensual translation of the theme „the lovers“ into image and imagery.

With works by Iris Blauensteiner, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Lydia Nsiah, Olena Newkryta, Bárbara Palomino Ruiz, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Lisa Truttmann and Behrouz Rae; program compilation by Bábara Palomino Ruiz and Viktoria Schmid, Olena Newkryta and Lisa Truttmann.

On september 6, 2020, 6.30 p.m. / Studio Molière, Liechtensteinstraße 37, 1090 Vienna

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„Ein Teil, den ich nicht allein tragen konnte“, Audio-Text, at "Hidden Treasures", Wiedner Kultursommer, Vienna, July 18 - August 29, 2020

Waltergasse (street in Vienna) becomes a cultural “audio street" - with intimate, sometimes rough listening experiences that arise from personal artists lifes. At "Hidden Treasures" in Waltergasse, writers and musicians offer an insight into previously unpublished material full of impressions from the various (improvised) home studios via audio guides.

On track 5 you can hear the 26-minute audio text „Ein Teil, den ich nicht allein tragen konnte“ by Iris Blauensteiner!

With literature and music by: Martin Klein, Florian Gantner, Angelika Reitzer, Richie Beirach & Christian Scheuber, Iris Blauensteiner, Sixtus Preiss, Michael Stavarič, Verena Göltl, José FA Oliver, DUO 4675 / Concept: Fabian Burstein, Lea Halbwidl, Wiedener Kultursommer 2020.

The guides can be borrowed from July 18 to August 29, 2020 directly in Waltergasse, 1040 Vienna from Mon-Fri 1pm to 5pm and Sa. 10am to 1pm Bring or borrow headphones!

 

„Moving Ants on a painted tree“ at Faito Doc Festival, Monte Faito, August 3-7, 2020

„Moving Ants on a painted tree“ (by Christine Moderbacher and Iris Blauensteiner) will be shown in a program in which films on the topic of "Metamorpohosis" are collected. A film festival between two gulfs, facing the bay of Naples, the Vesuvius and the islands, where the air, the land, the water and the fire become one: to discover different visions of reality through documentaries from several horizons from all around the world. Meetings, debates, concerts and artistic walks in echo with the landscape, passing from a foreign world to a familiar intimacy. Online screenings and live events!

In the program „Metamorphosis“ / On august 3-7, 2020 / Bar Belvedere - Monte Faito, Via Piazzale Dei Capi 1, 80069 Vico Equense (Italy)

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„Moving Ants on a painted tree“ at Antart/Easa2020, virtual exhibition, July 21-24, 2020

The video “Moving Ants on a painted tree” by Christine Moderbacher and Iris Blauensteiner is part of the online exhibition “Field / Works. Kaleidoscopic Activities between Anthropology and Art. ANTART / EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe - Lisboa“.

For anthropologists and artists “doing fieldwork” in contemporary worlds, art can be much more than an object of investigation. Curation and creation through visual, audio, or performing arts are at the heart of their work, extending the established anthropological interest in writing as a medium of thought and knowledge sharing. This exhibition presents works by anthropologists and artists who break disciplinary boundaries, and whose practice foregrounds experimental, and open approaches to the theme “field/works". The project will be continued next year in Lisbon (2021) with a physical exhibition of artworks at FBAUL (Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon).

Link to the exhibition  (july 21-24, 2020)

Information about the opening

 

the_other_images in the Art Collection of Wien Museum, from July 2020

The Wien Museum has an art collection of remarkable quality, size and diversity. Since 1894 the Wien Museum has been collecting art in the fields of painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture and applied arts, as well as object art, installation, photography and video art. The collection spans the time from the 14th century to the present. In july 2020 the_other_images has been included in the art collection. The collection is accessible for research purposes.

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and one of them singing on IsolationTV/Salzburg Art Association, May 28 - June 3, 2020

IsolationTV in cooperation with Salzburg Art Association presents the one-week online film program "Streaming Spectres" by the Golden Pixel Cooperative. Isolation TV is as a spontaneous response to quarantine and social distancing, during the Covid19 pandemic and consequent closing of Museums and Galleries, forcing the suspension or cancellation of many exhibitions and trapping works of art in empty buildings, unseen. 

With works by Iris Blauensteiner, Mirjam Bromundt, Enar de Dios Rodri­guez, Nathalie Koger, Luiza Margan, Olena Newkryta, Lydia Nsiah, Simona Obholzer, Christiana Perschon, Marlies Pöschl, Hanna Schimek, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda & Kamen Stoyanov, Lisa Truttmann / Compiled by Olena Newkryta, Lydia Nsiah and Vaari Claffey

Online-Screening from May 28 to June 3, 2020, each evening from 7 to 9.30pm.

 

and one of them singing at „Streaming Spectres“ - Online Film Screening, May 28 - June 3, 2020


In reaction to COVID-19 and its effects of temporary isolation, physical and spatial distance, this curated program of the Golden Pixel Cooperative presents film and video works by its members for the first time online. The compilation highlights critical and socio-political encounters with identities, bodies, both human made and humanless spaces as well as their ecological shadows. The moving image works feature documentary, experimental and performative audiovisual comments on the disembodied realms of our time. Watching the program viewers will encounter humans and robots, touch sculptures and bodies, discover sand, pixels and fluids. By „Streaming Spectres“ via their screens they will travel at home and enter real and virtual places, taking time to remember, to forget, to imagine and to dream.

With works by Iris Blauensteiner, Mirjam Bromundt, Enar de Dios Rodri­guez, Nathalie Koger, Luiza Margan, Olena Newkryta, Lydia Nsiah, Simona Obholzer, Christiana Perschon, Marlies Pöschl, Hanna Schimek, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda & Kamen Stoyanov, Lisa Truttmann / Compiled by Olena Newkryta and Lydia Nsiah / Website development and design by Lagentedelcomun.

The Online-Screening will be shown from May 28 to June 3, 2020, each evening from 7 to 9.30pm.

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Offer as Script Consultant at Drehbuchforum Vienna, from April 2020

I'm glad to be listed with the offer as script consultant at Drehbuchforum Vienna! If you are interested in dramaturgical and artistic advice: Please send me an email!

"Iris Blauensteiner works as a director and writer in the fields of film and literature. She studied 'Art and Digital Media' at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Since 2004 she is making films, especially in the fields of writing and directing. Her films, the latest 'the_other_images', 'Rest' and 'Sweat', were screened at international festivals. Her debut novel was published by Kremayr & Scheriau in 2016.

Her dramaturgical and artistic advice focuses on experimental approaches for narrative forms or innovative elements within classic narratives. Iris Blauensteiner offers to work as a supportive partner for the writer - especially for the intersections between film and other artistic fields, such as fine arts, literature, sound, new media and performance.  The collaboration always takes place in a respectful safe space, in which she accompanies with depth for the content, curiosity about contemporary discourses, pleasure in cinematic storytelling and various methods to associate and shape the story."

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the_other_images in the program "The Golden Pixel Cooperative goes TV", OktoTV, march 8 and 15, 2020

"The Golden Pixel Cooperative goes TV - Short Film Program White Light on Oktoskop" marks the start of the series of cooperations between the Golden Pixel Cooperative and OktoTV.  Simona Obholzer and Lisa Truttmann present the cooperative in conversation with Antonia Rahofer in the studio. “White Light” brings together many current films by the members of the cooperative: Whether performative, documentary, performative, acting indoors or outdoors, the films have one thing in common: They use moving images as a scope for artistic self-empowerment.  / Concept: The Golden Pixel Cooperative with OktoTV / Project Coordination: Antonia Rahofer and Iris Blauensteiner / Compilation film program „White Light“: Christiana Perschon.

Initial broadcast: March 8, 2020, 8.05 pm / Rerun: 15 March 2020, approx. 9.30 pm / TV reception via cable, DVB-T2 and Live-Stream

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Kopfzecke at Ost West Club Est Ovest, Merano, febuary 19, 2020

"Kopfzecke" will be presented at the literary club with a reading and a public discussion. Moderated by Sonja Steger.

On febuary 19, 2020, 7pm / Ost West Club Est Ovest, Kultur- und Kommunikationszentrum - Centro per la cultura e la communicazione, Passeirergasse 29 – vicolo Passiria, 29, I39012 Merano 

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the_other_images at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - The Short Film Festival of Switzerland, november 6 & 9, 2019

The program „The Future Is Past Perfect“ - as part of the main focus of this years festival: „The Future Is…“ - is an invitation to travel through time in a physical and philosophical sense. Thinking about the future always also involves reflection about the past. Time travel reflects the paradoxical desire to revive the past in order to make the future better than the present. But the driving force behind this endeavour is often nostalgia rather than historical reality. Or was the past really that perfect? (Films: „La Jetée“ by Chris Marker, „The Voyagers“ by Penny Lane, „the_other_images“ by Iris Blauensteiner, „Past Perfect“ by Jorge Jácome).

On november 6, 2019, 5p.m, at Casino 2, Stadthausstrasse 119, 8400 Winterthur (Switzerland) & on november 9, 2019, 10p.m, Kino Cameo, Lagerpl. 19, 8400 Winterthur (Switzerland) / After the screening on november 9, there will be a Q&A with Iris Blauensteiner and a context-talk with David Pfluger (ERC Avanced Grant FilmColors).

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Kopfzecke at the Austrian Library Belgrade, october 28, 2019

The author reading and book presentation will be followed by a public discussion in German and English. The event is hosted by the Austrian Library Belgrade - Austrijska biblioteka Beograd & Austrijski kulturni forum Beograd. Moderation: Šejla Džidić.

On october 28, 2019, 6p.m / Naučna savetnica Austrijske biblioteke u Beogradu, Univerzitetska biblioteka "Svetozar Markovic", Belgrade University Library, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 71, 11000 Beograd (Serbia)

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Screenings at the Academic Film Center Belgrade, october 23, 2019

As part of the residency of the "Alternative Film/Video Festival" in Belgrade, the films the_other_images, Doublage, and one of them singing, Sweat and Rest are screened. Artist talk moderated by Ivan Velisavljević.

On october 23, 2019, 8p.m. / AFC DKSG Belgrade, Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 179, 11070 Novi Beograd (Serbia)

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Rest & Sweat at the Art Gallery "Umetnička galerija Nadežda Petrović", Čačak, october 14, 2019

The film- and video program of the gallery "Nadežda Petrović" presents the screenings of "Rest" and "Sweat" as part of the exhibition "Sonjin septembar 2019: Iris Blauenštajner". The screenings and the artist talk will be moderated by Borisav Matić.

On October 14, 2019, 20h / Umetnička galerija Nadežda Petrović Čačak, Cara Dušana 6, 32000 Čačak (Serbia)

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Go to Video-Interview on Televizija Lav plus, oct 14, 2019 (at min 12.30)

 

Author-Reading at Blumenmontag, Vienna, september 30, 2019

In the reading series "Flower Monday" the blossoms of literature, poetry and prose are read every last monday of the month in Cafe Stadtbahn. This time: Poetry-Special (Timo Brandt, Iris Blauensteiner, Marko Dinić & Cornelia Hülmbauer), comedy by g-udit and music by Smashed To Pieces.

On september 30, 2019, 7.30 pm / Blumenmontag at Cafe Stadtbahn, Gersthofer Strasse 47, 1180 Wien-Gersthof / Free admission

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Awards at Festival International du Film de Nancy, 2019

„the_other_images" has been awarded the jury-award of the section "labo" (experimental film section) and a significant achievement by the young audience jury at Festival International du Film de Nancy!

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Container in the gallery Kunst:Werk, St.Pölten, september 5 - october 6, 2019

For the exhibition 'Traces' of the St. Pölten Artists' Association we (Christine Moderbacher & Iris Blauensteiner) adapted the art project 'Container'. The exhibition deals with various aspects of the term "traces" (imprints, trackings, footprints, furrows, obeying ...). Participating artists: Anton Ehrenberger, Hermann F. Fischl, Alois Junek, Elisabeth Kallinger, Hermine Karigl-Wagenhofer, Ernest A. Kienzl, Herbert Kraus, Evi Leuchtgelb, Mark Rossell, Franz Rupp, Kurt Schönthaler, JF Sochurek, Peter Weber, Margareta Weichhart -Atony, Claudia Zawadil, Iris Blauensteiner and Christine Moderbacher.

From september 5 to october 6, 2019 - Thursday & Friday 4-6.30 p.m and Saturday & Sunday 10-12.30 a.m / Kunst:WerK St. Pölten, Linzerstraße 16 (Löwenhof), 3100 St.Pölten / The vernissage takes place on the september 5, 2019 at 6.30 p.m.

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Film-Exhibition „Sonjin septembar 2019: Iris Blauenštajner“, Čačak, september 3 - october 31, 2019

At the initiative of the art gallery "Umetnička galerija Nadežda Petrović" the "Alternative Film/Video - Festival of New Film and Video" established a special award: the "Sonja-Savić-Award". In addition to the list of significant achievements the jury gave the award "...to a film that plunges into subversive reality beyond the ordinary, peaceful life" in Sonja's name. As part of the event "Sonja's September 2019" the exhibition features three video works / installations by Iris Blauensteiner: „Doublage“, „and one of them singing“ & „the_other_images“.

From september 3 to october 31, 2019 / Umetnička galerija Nadežda Petrović Čačak, Cara Dušana 6, 32000 Čačak (Serbia) / Opening: september 3, 2019 at 7p.m.

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Go to Video-Interview on Televizija Lav plus, oct 14, 2019 (at min 12.30)

 

the_other_images at the Festival International du Film de Nancy, august 31 - september 6, 2019

"the_other_images" will be shown at the Festival International du Film de Nancy (France) in the competition-section "Labo" as a part of three screenings.

On august 31, 2019, 6.45p.m & september 3, 2019, 9p.m, at IECA - Instutute Européen de cinéma et d'audiovisuel, 10, rue Michel Ney, 54000 Nancy / On september 6, 2.30p.m, at the Conservatiore Régional de la métropole du grand Nancy, 3, rue Michel Ney 54000 Nancy

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"Moving ants on a painted tree" at Transborders-Festival, Southern Styria, august 29 - september 1, 2019

Together with the other 30-second videos of the selected longlist of the competition on the topic "border/s", the short-video "Moving ants on a painted tree" (by Christine Moderbacher & Iris Blauensteiner) will be shown daily in loop at "Transborders"-Festival at the Customs Office in Bad Radkersburg in Southern Styria. The first screening took place at the Award ceremony on august 5, 2019 in the ORF TV-Studio Styria in Graz. "Transborders" is a transdisciplinary art festival with the motto "Fluxus at the lake -  100 years after the demarcation in the Treaty of St. Germain", which adresses the situation, stories and myths along the border with Slovenia up to the border triangle (Austria / Slovenia / Hungary).

From August 29 to September 1, 2019 / Zollamt Bad Radkersburg, Stadtgrabenstraße 33, A-8490 Bad Radkersburg

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Open Studio at Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, august 27, 2019

The diverse group of international artists-in-residence is opening their studios this evening and will show the process and work that they have made during their residency period of august at Kunstnarhuset Messen: painting, drawing, film, sound and installation.

Artists: Barbara Höller, Ingrid Simons, Iris Blauensteiner, Kala Pierson &  Lucia Veronesi 

On august 27, 2019, 7p.m / Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvikvegen 1065, 5614 Ålvik (Norway)

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the_other_images at FLuca - Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, july 26, 2019

At FLUCA, part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019, the Viennese based “Golden Pixel Cooperative” presents video works by their members in the program "White Light".  The compilation of film and video works is based on visual associations and understands moving images as a space for artistic self-empowerment. The range of performative and documentary modes of work shows the appropriation of urban and museum spaces as well as landscapes, establishes relationships via visual axes and gestures, and generates new modes of perception through the processing of found material. Presented by Lisa Truttmann and Katharina Swoboda. Hosted by Boris Kostadinov.

Short film screening by Golden Pixel Cooperative / july 26, 2019, 9p.m / FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Otets Paisiy str. 36,, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

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Container at Viertelfestival Niederösterreich, Lower Austria: Berg, july 21, 2019

An art project by Christine Moderbacher and Iris Blauensteiner.

Never before - as historian Astrid Nunn writes in the preface to her book 'Walls' - have so many borders been negotiated, defined and guarded as now. Around 250,000 kilometers in length are the boundary lines that currently exist in the world. A section of this is the border between Austria and Slovakia. Even after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the EU accession of both countries and the signing of the Schengen Agreement, the border is still guarded. The parking lot of the old customs office at the former border station Berg was 2015/16 habitat for refugees. As in many places in Lower Austria, people were also housed in container villages here. They meant inclusion and demarcation at the same time. Meanwhile, almost all of these villages are dismantled again. What traces have remained at a border space in a border area whose history is characterized by boundaries and openings? History is not just a matter of a few - each and every one that leaves his or her marks is part of it. We went to Berg for three weeks and looked for traces as observers. From these observations and impressions emerged this exhibition. Thomas Otrok and Sara Olia will be reading.

Exhibition and reading on Sunday, july 21, 2019, 5 p.m / Event hall of Gemeinde Berg, Hauptstraße 33, 2413 Berg / Free admission

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Kopfzecke Author-Reading at the festival „Literatur findet Land“, Salzburg,  june 29, 2019
In Neukirchen am Großvenediger, writers who have won many literary awards and are (still) not known to a broad readership will be reading for a weekend. With the festival „Literatur findet Land“, authors present their works in the National Park region to a new audience to question the much-cited gap between city and country. (With Florian Gantner, Irmi Fuchs, Tanja Raich, Robert Prosser, Christian Futscher, etc.) Reading by Iris Blauensteiner:
On june 29, 2019, 2pm / Wildkogel mountain restaurant, Marktstraße 171, 5741 Neukirchen am Großvenediger
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Main-Award at the script-competition „If she can see it, she can be it“ 2019
On june 4, 2019, the award ceremony for the main-award of the script-competition „If she can see it, she can be it - Female characters besides the cliche“ (Drehbuchforum Vienna, Austrian Film Institute/gender*in*equality & FC Gloria) took place in Vienna.
Excerpt from the jury statement for „Gelbe Blätter“ („Yellow Leaves“) by Iris Blauensteiner:
"... A poetic, as well as concise visual language, a finely modeled sound level, complexity and precision in figure drawing and in the dialogues convince. The author has a great awareness of personal, political and social obstacles that must be cleared away from Yulia and Arthur in order to really meet each other. The courage to renounce cynicism and to tell a contemporary love story is a counterpoint in contemporary cinematic storytelling. Nothing is claimed, everything is shown. Yulia's gaze is autonomous, combative, affectionate, courageous and not judgmental - just like the look of the author herself ... "

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Author-Reading at Dielesebühne, Vienna, may 28, 2019
Texts are written and projected live and simultaneously interpreted by a musician. Writing on the laptop: Martin Peichl & Iris Blauensteiner, Music: Thomas Fèanis, Concept and organization: Marlene Hachmeister
On may 28, 2019, 7 pm / Dielesebühne, at Kulturverein Einbaumöbel, Gürtelbogen 97, 1090 Vienna / Free admission
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Author-Reading at Blumenmontag, Vienna, may 27, 2019
In the reading series "Flower Monday" the blossoms of literature, poetry and prose are read every last Monday of the month in Cafe Stadtbahn. In the May issue read: Iris Blauensteiner, Mike Blumentopf, Ru Krieger and Barbara Zeman.
On may 27, 2019, 7 pm / Blumenmontag at Cafe Stadtbahn, Gersthofer Strasse 47, 1180 Wien-Gersthof / Free admission
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the_other_images on ARTE Creative, from february 2019
From February 13th 2019, you can watch "the_other_images" as well as all works of the fourth season of "Pixel, Bytes & Film" in the category Culture & Pop / Collections online on Arte Creative!
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the_other_images at Cinema Next, Vienna, febuary 5, 2019
The Cinema Next Special „My other images“ shows three filmmakers rummaging in their personal archives: In "Wellenbande" Stefanie Weberhofer brings out Super8 material that slumbered in the family's attic, allowing it to meet newly shot material, thus creating a family reunification in film form. Josephine Ahnelt processes her year in enigmatic pictures in Japan and creates a new intimate diary with "Winter Bienen". Iris Blauensteiner opens an old hard disk of a film project, which she realized 10 years ago, and turns the barely readable files there into another, new film: "the_other_images".
On febuary 5, 2019, 8.30pm / Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna / Free entrance / Q&A afterwards
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Sweat, Rest and the_other_images on Realeyz - Indie Film Network, from january 2019
The films are available internationally on the arthouse-cinema platform „Realeyz - Indie Film Network“ from now on!

 

Awards at Alternative Film/Video Festival in Belgrade, 2018
„the_other_images" has been awarded the Sonja-Savić-Award and a Significant Achievement at Alternative Film/Video Filmfestival in Belgrade!
Jury-Statement: “Deconstruction of digital film process as media-Archeology of a personal project of the past. Sophistically narrated and an open film in its production process, the film becomes universal by putting the question on which ghosts may arise from our collected images when we open our archives."

 

the_other_images at Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, december 14, 2018
the_other_images will be screened in the main-competition prgram 3 of the festival. The theme of Alternative Film/Video 2018 is "COLLECTIVism". Over 70 alternative, innovative, experimental, avant-garde, personal and political film-/videoworks from more than 30 countries will be screened. The festival consists of two multimedia exhibitions and a cinematic VR workshop as well. The Alternative Film/Video Research Forum and the two open panel discussions are traditionally places where film artists, theorists, historians, archivists and curators discuss and debate important topics. This year’s subjects include film collectives, cinema clubs, collective authorship and collectivism as an artistic theme.
On december, 14, 2018, 19h / Competition Program 3 / City Cultural Center, Novi Beograd, Serbia / anschließend Q&A
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„Kopfzecke“ at MUSA, Vienna, december 12, 2018
In celebration of the Award promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018, Iris Blauensteiner will read from her novel „Kopfzecke“ (Kremayr & Scheriau, 2016). Christoph Ransmayr, who won the Award honoring literarure will read from „Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes“. Introduction and moderation: Julia Danielczyk, Departement of literature, MA7
On december 12, 2018, 6.30pm / MUSA Museum, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna / Registration required
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the_other_images & Milk at Cinema Next, Vienna, december 11, 2018
The Cinema Next Special „My other images“ shows three filmmakers rummaging in their personal archives: In "Wellenbande" Stefanie Weberhofer brings out Super8 material that slumbered in the family's attic, allowing it to meet newly shot material, thus creating a family reunification in film form. Josephine Ahnelt processes her year in enigmatic pictures in Japan and creates a new intimate diary with "Winter Bienen". Iris Blauensteiner opens an old hard disk of a film project, which she realized 10 years ago, and turns the barely readable files there into another, new film: "the_other_images". Afterwards, the "original film" to which her film refers is shown: "Milk".
On december 11, 2018, 9p.m., Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna / Free entrance / Q&A afterwards

 

the_other_images at Furora Film Festival Berlin, december 8, 2018
Furora Film Festival will be held from december 7-8, 2018 in Berlin. Besides film screenings, there will be panels and network-meetings for female filmmakers. the_other_images will be screened in shortfilmprogram 2 „(Re)move to remodel“.
On december 8, 2018, 10p.m. / City Cinema Wedding, Müllerstraße 74, 13349 Berlin / Q&A afterwards

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„Stierbauch“ (shortstory) in the literature magazine Lichtungen, 156/2018
The Shortstory is published in the current issue of the literature magazine "Lichtungen" (with topic focus on: Congolese poetry in French language).
Since december 2018 /  issue number 156/2018 / Order at Lichtungen Website
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Presentation „ArtStart-Scholarship“ at Vienna Art Week, november 24, 2018
The scholarship holders of the sponsorship scheme for emerging artists by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna introduce themselves and present their work: Iris Blauensteiner, Michael Simku, Lukas Hochrieder, Andrej Polukord, Veronika Eberhart, Nora Jacobs, Terese Kasalicky, Steffi Parlow, and Daniela Zeilinger. 
On november 24, 2018, 4–7pm / Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Mehrzwecksaal, Lehargasse 8, 1060  Vienna
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Author-Reading at Babelsprech International - „Eurovision Poetry“, Vienna, november 23, 2018
Almost seventy young poets will read on november 23, 2018, 7.30p.m. in eleven different cities in Europe: Vaduz, London, Rotterdam, Frankfurt on the Main, Cologne, Zurich, Luzern, Salzburg, Vienna, Ljubljana and Czernowitz. The readings are part of the last conference by „Babelsprech International“, which will take place from november 21-24, 2018 in Vaduz. Under the motto „Eurovision Poetry“, the conference deals with poetry as an artistic language for a new generation of Europeans. Poets reading in Vienna: Iris Blauensteiner, Sirka Elspaß, Christiane Heidrich, Sina Klein, Oravin, Uroš Prah, Elif San. Moderation: Frieda Paris und Sandro Huber.
On november, 23 2018, 7.30p.m. / Perinetkeller, Perinetgasse 1, 1200 Vienna
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„the_other_images“ at „White Light II“, Vienna Art Week, november 23, 2018
As a part of Vienna Art Week's program, the Golden Pixel Cooperative presents the multiple aspects of her member’s works. The visual associative film program shows moving images as possibilities of artistic empowerment.
With films by: Iris Blauensteiner, Nathalie Koger, Luiza Margan, Lydia Nsiah, Simona Obholzer, Barbara Palomino, Christiana Perschon, Marlies Pöschl, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Bernhard Staudinger, Katharina Swoboda und Lisa Truttmann.
On November 23, 2018,  6.30p.m. / Medienwerkstatt, Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Vienna / Free entrance
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Award at the script-competition „If she can see it, she can be it“ 2018
On november 12, 2018, the award ceremony of the first of two script-competition levels for „If she can see it, she can be it - Female characters besides the cliche“ took place at Filmcasino-Cinema in Vienna. Drehbuchforum Vienna, the Austrian Film Institute/gender*in*equality, FC Gloria and the jury named the awarded authors: Iris Blauensteiner with „Gelbe Blätter“, Johannes Bültermann with „Die Abwesenden und die Übriggebliebenen“, Magdalena Chmielewska and Andreas Schiessler with „Olka“, Mario Karner with „Andrea, the Giant“, Antoinette Zwirchmayr with „Ich bin mein Versteck“.
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„Kopfzecke“ at Wald.Lesungs.Viertel, Zwettl, september 15, 2018
Walking through the forest of Waldviertel with the literature festival Wald.Lesungs.Viertel, you can listen to the author-readings by Iris Blauensteiner and Alois Hotschnig, as well as music by Thrice the Rice. Foods and drinks will be served.
On september, 15, 2018, 1pm / Starting point: Parkplatz Fischerei - Stift Zwettl

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„the_other_images“ at frame(o)ut - digital film festival, MQ Vienna, august 18, 2018
frame(o)ut, the summer open air cinema at Museumsquartier invites you to celebrate cinema and digital culture with a mixed program consisting of documentary-, fiction-, animation-, art- and short movies.
„the_other_images“ und „The Cleaners“ are shown in this evening-program.
Museumsquartier Court 8, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna / august 18, 2018, 21h / free entrance / under bad weather conditions the screening will be inside at MQ ARENA21

 

Award promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018
Each year, the city of Vienna valuates the work of artists in the fields of architecture, fine arts, literature, music and science. 2018 the Awards promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018 go to Iris Blauensteiner and Mascha Dabić.

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 "Rest" at dotdotdot - Open Air Shortfilmfestival Vienna, july 19, 2018
With the motto "We're in this together now“, the festival passionated for unconventional sceeningformats invites you this year to project the utopia for a global humanism. „Rest“ will be screened in the program „Go forward, never look back“.
At Volkskundemuseum Vienna, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna / july 19, 2018, 8.30p.m / Q&A afterwards / free entrance / under bad weather conditions the screening will be inside

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„Rest“ on DVD can be rented at Filmgalerie 8 1/2 in Vienna
„Rest“ is the summer-tip at Filmgallery 8 1/2, where you can rent the DVD!
„Rest allows an intimate and openminded glimpse into the lives of people - either on their own, in twos or as parts of small groups - together with the others or with themselves. The movie shows this important message of solidarity by lively, close and human relationships with the protagonists.“ (Alexander Lustig)
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 „the_other_images“ at Metro Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, june 21 and 24, 2018
The Golden Pixel Cooperative shows the shortfilm-program "White light" in the frame of the cinema release of Lisa Truttmans „Tarpaulins“ at Metro Kinokulturhaus. From june 6 to july 8, 2018, the shortfilms are screened before „Tarpaulins“. Each one of the 12 screenings will be presented by a member of the Golden Pixelcooperative personally.
„distortion" (Lydia Nsiah) & „the_other_images“ (Iris Blauensteiner) are screened before „Tarpaulins“ on june 21, 2018, 8.30pm and on june 24, 2018, 8pm 20 / at Metro Kinokulturhaus Vienna, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
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"the_other_images" at the Norwegian Short Film Festival - Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, june 13-17, 2018
THE_OTHER_IMAGES is part of the competition program „Best Short Documentary“ and will be screend at the festival in cinema twice!
On june 14, 2018, 12pm (Cinema Catilina, Grimstad) and on june 16, 2018, 4.15 pm (Cinema Vesle Hallvard, Grimstad) / „Meet the filmmakers“ after the screening on june 14

 

"Rest" at SOHO in Ottakring Festival Vienna, june 2-16, 2018
REST is shown in the cinema-projection-space of the exhibition „The law of common good – Democracy between utopia and discomfort“ at SOHO in Ottakring Festival!
Altes Museum, Gomperzgasse 1-3, 1160 Vienna / daily from june 2-16, 2018 / Opening on june 2, 7p.m

 

"Rest" in the program „Oktoskop“ on OktoTV, april 22 and 29, 2018
The program shows Austrian movies and interviews with the filmmakers.
On april 22, 2018, 8.10pm and april, 29, 2018 um 9.30pm in OktoTV / Go to Lifestream / Watch the interview with Iris Blauensteiner online at Oktothek.

 

"In der Stille ist Ping Pong ein lautes Spiel" at kolik.autoren.lounge, Vienna, march 20, 2018
I will read from my work-in-progress intermedia-novel IN DER STILLE IST PING PONG EIN LAUTES SPIEL at "kolik.autoren.lounge“. Elias Hirschl and Antonio Fian will present their works on this evening as well.
On march 20, 2018, 8pm / at Schauspielhaus-Nachbarhaus, Porzellangasse, 1090 Vienna
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"the_other_images" at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, march 13-18, 2018
Diagonale offers a tailored program selection, and therefore the rare opportunity to become acquainted with Austrian film in all its diversity, to trace current artistic trends and, to make some (re-)discoveries along the way.
In the program „Innovative Cinema 2“ / on march 14, 2018 at 9pm (Rechbauer Cinema, Graz) and on march 16, 2018 at 1.30pm (Annenhof Cinema, Hall 5, Graz) / with Q&A after the program

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Talk „We do the film distribution ourselves“ at Cinema Next Breakfast Club, Graz, march 17, 2018
The initiative Cinema Next presents the „Cinema Next Breakfastclub #2“ at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film. The program „We do the film distribution ourselves“ consists of 5-minutes-interventions by Iris Blauensteiner, Leni Gruber, Andreas Jaritz, Wolfgang Ritzberger und Bernhard Wenger and discussions afterwards.
Bar 8020, Hotel Mariahilf, Graz / on march 17, 2018, 11am-1pm / Free entrance / with breakfast
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"Sweat" at Austrian Filmweek, Tirana, march 5, 2018
Organized by the Austrian Embassy Tirana (Albania), selected featurefilms and shortfilms by Austrian directors are shown at Cineplexx, the biggest cinema hall in Tirana.
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„Sweat“ available online on filmmit, from march 2018
„Sweat“ is available online at the VoD platform Flimmit! In april 2018 even for free.

 

„the_other_images“ on ORFIII, febuary 11 and 12, 2018
„the_other_images“ is broadcasted in the program „Pixel, Bytes & Film | Artist in Residence“! The centre of this program is formed by the research for innovations in audiovisual media. New digital technologies give opportunities for artistic practises and challenge traditional forms of presentation like cinema, exhibitions or linear TV.
On febuary 22, 2018, 8.45am and febuary 12, 2018, 4.55am on ORFII / the program is available on ORF-online for one week  

Watch the interview-part of the program with Iris Blauensteiner und Rojin Sharafi here

 

„Rest“ available at VoD Club Austria, from february 2018
Watch „Rest“ online! On all 30 VoD-club-websites of 30 art house cinemas all over Austria. Cinema at home, an initiative to make Austrian Cinema visible.
Rent „Rest“ online here