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Tribute to Hans Richter

  • Location:
    mediaOpera – Rinderhalle , Neu Marx, 19, Karl-Farkas-Gasse, Vienna , Vienna, 1030, AT

Oscillating between the conscious creation of fiction and unconscious narration, improvised performance and collective artistic action; reflecting the role of the artist as so-called professional and that as a political sovereign; and exploring aesthetic deepening and social action, the participative enactment TRIBUTE TO HANS RICHTER staged by the concept and media artist Alexandra Reill autonomously designs itself - in a common creative process of audience and performers.

Join the audiovisual performance of
eargazm / Susanne Gschwendtner / Peter Koger / Tina Marilu / Sascha Osaka / Alexandra Reill / Lisa Sperber / Bernadette Stummer / Otmar Wagner / and us all

The audiovisual enactment TRIBUTE TO HANS RICHTER is an appreciation of the aesthetic work and the political attitude of the Dadaist and early experimental filmmaker Hans Richter. In a common experience with the audience, it reviews the Dadaist approaches developed in the beginnings of film history in terms of their contemporary relevance for Expanded Cinema in the second decade of the 21st Century.

TRIBUTE TO HANS RICHTER starts from a re-interpretation of the experimental films of Hans Richter, who – at the Film School of the College of the City of New York – taught people like Shirley Clarke, Maya Deren and Jonas Mekas who today belong to the most important representatives of New American Cinema ultimately leading to the Fluxus movement, to experiment with Dada - that moment Walter Benjamin described as the shock-like principle of poetry capable of inducing flash-like insight of the irredeemably lost one.1

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PR / Production
kanonmedia in cooperation mit mediaOpera

contact: Alexandra Reill
call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03
mail to: alexandra.reill@kanonmedia.com
write to: 12/24, Richtergasse, A 1070 Vienna
visit: http://www.mediaopera.org, http://www.kanonmedia.com

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We thank the generous support of

Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
Renner Institute