alexandra reill
Since 2001
Works in Vienna Austria

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BIO
after ten years of film business alexandra reill focused on the development of experimenteal new media projects and - with a special view on interactive dramaturgies - transported all activities to the online platform kanonmedia, orginally founded in 1996 as the gallery kanon, situated in vienna / austria. today kanonmedia serves as a networking / content providing / exhibition platform for innovative & experimental new media projects as much as for the presentation of inhouse productions.
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EVENT

STRANGE FLOWERS SPLASH or ONLY THE CAT HAS NINE LIVES


Dates:
Wed Sep 18, 2013 20:00 - Wed Sep 18, 2013

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Featuring:
Florentin Groll / Susanne Gschwendtner / Tina Muliar /

STRANGE FLOWERS SPLASH or ONLY THE CAT HAS NINE LIVES researches personal mechanisms of mystification existing as a result of brachial or perfidious denial of violence in society. Human sovereignty creating access to freedom of decision – fought for by Sylvia, Georgine and Albrecht chafing against each other in a passionate ménage à trois full of fatal attraction – becomes the starting point for reflections on the relevance of the moment of cutting or stepping through the mirror – an act which is repeated until the deceptive self-image bursts and which becomes the driving force in a process of personal development, eventually turning into that moment where manipulative mystification ends and the perspective of collective reality perceived from beyond individual disposition emerges.

Live Sound: Arthur Denisson / eargazm /
Live Video: Peter Koger
Video Editing: Nikita Lauth / Alexandra Reill /
Docu Camera: Georg Eisnecker / Sascha Osaka /

Concept / mise-en-scéne: Alexandra Reill /

Production: kanonmedia in the framework of kultur.herbst.NEUBAU

Ticket Reservation:
+43 650 5051025 or office@ateliertheater.net
18,-- Euro / Pupils, students, IG members 10,-- Euro

With thanks to the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna


EVENT

Nelkengasse: Screening at the Austrian Cultural Forum London


Dates:
Tue Jun 25, 2013 19:00 - Tue Jun 25, 2013

NELKENGASSE
The Flight of the Moldau Family,
recounted by Heinz Moldau
A documentary film by Alexandra Reill

Screening with English subtitles
Opening words: Elisabeth Kögler
Thematic table with Alexandra Reill and Tom Wade-West, Heinz Moldau's brother-in-law, after the screening

When
Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 7 PM
Admission free, but please reserve your seat:
http://www.acflondon.org/booking/?event=nelkengasse-flight-moldau-family

Where
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ

In Vienna 1938-1945, the buildings No 4 and 6, Nelkengasse represent a particularly tragic location in the 6th district of Vienna - Mariahilf. In these houses, a high number of so-called Sammelwohnungen were installed - group flats where many Jews had to move to after eviction from their homes. From here, 31 people were deported to the concentration camps Kielce, Litzmannstadt/Lodz, Kowno, Maly Trostinec, and Auschwitz and murdered there.[1] Heinz Moldau and his family lived in 6, Nelkengasse; the father ran a well-reputed leather goods factory in 26, Westbahnstraße. The factory was aryanized, and the family - Heinz Moldau then a boy of sixteen years - had to flee from Vienna. In the interviews, Heinz Moldau talks about his family, the threats from the Nazis, the aryanization of the leather goods factory and the flight from Vienna.

From 6, Nelkengasse 14 people werde deported and murdered.

Our thxs go to
Heinz Moldau, Michael Moldau, Susanne Moldau, Tom Wade-West

as well as to

Austrian Cultural Forum London
Cultural Commitee of 1060 Vienna
Department of Culture of the City of Vienna

Production
kanonmedia
Vienna / Orkney Islands 2008 / 2012 / 2013

Press Contact
kanonmedia
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.kanonmedia.com
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Photo Source:
Heinz Moldau. Around 1936; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown.

High-resolution download for press purposes only from:
http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/films/hm.html

Text Sources:
[1] Cp. Alexandra Reill, Nelkengasse, in: Kilian Franer, Ulli Fuchs [Hg.], Erinnern für die Zukunft, echomedia, Vienna 2009, p. 162-163

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EVENT

ALEXANDRA REILL: A TRILOGY OF INTERACTIVE REAL-TIME PERFORMANCES@upgrade!zagreb


Dates:
Fri Jun 07, 2013 19:00 - Fri Jun 07, 2013

Location:
Zagreb, Croatia

ALEXANDRA REILL:
A TRILOGY OF INTERACTIVE REAL-TIME PERFORMANCES@upgrade!zagreb

#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
An interactive media reading

A print compilation and real-time performance reflecting the contemporary relevance of the media theorist and philosopher Walter Benjamin. The structure of facebook as a social networking tool and magazine with decentralized notes,essays and media publications, in a mixture of private and public statements coming from all kinds of content fields, enhanced the concept of short daily updating and interactive communication to collectively create an associative publication on life and oeuvre of Walter Benjamin.

More info on:
http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/publications/benjamin_paris.html

Tribute to Hans Richter
A participative audiovisual enactment
on contemporary issues of the artistic and the political sovereign

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; exploring aesthetic deepening and social
action, the interactive 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.

More info on:
http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/richter.html

Blessed Simonida from the Brilliant Grounds
An audiovisual enactment on contemporary issues of the political sovereign following Brecht

Simonida is a Romni who works and lives at Hotel am Brillantengrund, the name of the hotel describing its location in a quarter of Vienna which once was the most wealthy industrial quarter of the city. Simonida enjoyed thorough education but to make a living she works as a waitress but knows poverty very well. She is aware of the plight of those who struggle for daily bread, but she is convinced that people – however they want to live or however they can make a living - deserve a life of prosperity and recognition. She tirelessly
fights for the rights of the disenfranchised, but her battle is getting tougher in a capitalism being as shattered as ruthless. Simonida is stretched to her limits. Does this struggle make sense at all?
Blessed Simonida from the Brilliant Grounds is a real-time improvisation taking a critical look at present social developments in Europe – introducing an outlook which may not always awaken
high hopes, but there is one aspect the director Alexandra Reill certainly never forgets: never forget how fragile people are.

More info on:
http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/simonida_vom_brillantengrund.html

Photo: Sascha Osaka, 2012.


EVENT

NELKENGASSE


Dates:
Thu Dec 06, 2012 19:00 - Thu Dec 06, 2012

Location:
Vienna, Austria

NELKENGASSE
The Flight of the Moldau Family,
recounted by Heinz Moldau

A documentary film by Alexandra Reill

Premiere with English subtitles
Opening words: Ingeborg Habereder

Duration of the video installation
07 until 21 December 2012, 07 until 18 January 2013
Monday – Friday 5 PM until 24 PM

In Vienna 1938-1945, the buildings No 4 and 6, Nelkengasse represent a particularly tragic location in the 6th district of Vienna – Mariahilf. In these houses, a high number of so-called Sammelwohnungen were installed – group flats where many Jews had to move to after eviction from their homes. From here, 31 people were deported to the Polish concentration camps Kielce, Litzmannstadt/Lodz, Kowno, Maly Trostinec, and Auschwitz and murdered there.[1] Heinz Moldau and his family lived in 6, Nelkengasse; the father ran a well-reputed leather goods factory in 26, Westbahnstraße. The factory was aryanized, and in 1938 – Heinz Moldau now being 16 years old – the family had to flee from Vienna. In the interviews, Heinz Moldau talks about his family, the threats from the Nazis, the aryanization of the leather goods factory and the flight from Vienna.

From 6, Nelkengasse 14 people werde deported and murdered.

Our thxs go to
Heinz Moldau
Michael and Susanne Moldau

as well as to

basis.kultur.wien
Department of Culture of the City of Vienna
Municipality of the 6th District of Vienna

Production
kanonmedia
Vienna / Hoy 2008 / 2012

Press Contact
kanonmedia
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.kanonmedia.com

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An initiative of ega: frauen im zentrum and KulturForum M

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Photo Sources:
Left: Living room of the Moldau family in 6, Nelkengasse; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown. Centre: Heinz Moldau. Around 1936; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown. Right: Max Moldau and an employee in the office of the leather goods factory Molmax in 26, Westbahnstraße; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown.

High-resolution download for press purposes only from:
http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/films/hm.html

Text Source:
1 Cp. Alexandra Reill, Nelkengasse, in: Kilian Franer, Ulli Fuchs [Hg.], Erinnern für die Zukunft, echomedia, Vienna 2009, p. 162-163
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EVENT

BLESSED SIMONIDA FROM THE BRILLIANT GROUNDS


Dates:
Thu Sep 20, 2012 19:30 - Thu Sep 20, 2012

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Simonida works and lives at Hotel am Brillantengrund, the name of the hotel describing its location in a quarter of Vienna which once was the most wealthy industrial quarter of the city. Simonida works as a waitress, but she never has much money, knowing poverty very well. She is aware of the plight of those who struggle for daily bread, but she is convinced that people – however they want to live or however they can make a living - deserve a life of prosperity and recognition. As a socially engaged person not only thinking of herself, she tirelessly fights for the rights of the disenfranchised, but her battle is getting tougher in a capitalism being as shattered as it is ruthless. Simonida is stretched to her limits. Does this struggle make sense at all?

Audiovisual metaphors reflect Simonida's search and her fight for survival. Simonida is a mediatized person, a protagonist people can get involved with in order to catch a glimpse of socio-political future. The outlook may not always awaken high hopes, but there is one aspect the director Alexandra Reill certainly never forgets: always keep in mind how fragile people are.

By and with
eargazm / Georg Eisnecker / Susanne Gschwendtner / Peter Koger / Tina Marilu / Sascha Osaka / Alexandra Reill / Bernadette Stummer

Production
kanonmedia in cooperation with Hotel am Brillantengrund
in the framework of the festival KulturHerbstNeubau2012

Press Contact
kanonmedia
Alexandra Reill
call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03
mail to: alexandra.reill@kanonmedia.com
write to: a 1070 vienna, 12/24, richtergasse
visit: http://www.kanonmedia.com

Download high-resolution photos at: http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/simonida_vom_brillantengrund.html
Source: Still frames out of the film School For Danger, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, 1943. Image editing: Alexandra Reill, 2012.

Our thxs goes to
das weisse haus
Truus Grünvogel
JTA
Florian Launisch
Katharina Stock
Barbara Zeidler

Kulturkommission Neubau
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Admission free
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