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

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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EVENT

Tribute to Hans Richter


Dates:
Thu Jun 21, 2012 22:00 - Fri Jun 22, 2012

Location:
Vienna , Austria

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

More infos on
http://www.kanonmedia.com

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

Download press photos in high resolution and video trailer [for press purposes only]
http://kanonmedia.com/portfolio/richter.html

Support
We thank the generous support of

Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
McSHARK
Renner Institute
SAE


EVENT

CHANGES - on the edge


Dates:
Thu Jun 30, 2011 20:00 - Fri Jul 01, 2011

Location:
Vienna, Austria

a video atmosphere produced by kanonmedia, alexandra reill, for the dance performance created by AIKO/kazuko kurosaki + students for the finalLAB - a project on disorientation and a search for orientation AIKO is perceiving as symptomatic of contemporary human states of condition.


EVENT

SCREENING: GRANDCHILDREN's QUESTIONS


Dates:
Wed Jun 23, 2010 00:00 - Wed May 26, 2010

Location:
Austria

SCREENING: GRANDCHILDREN’s QUESTIONS [EXISTENZ ENKEL]
A documentary film by Alexandra Reill
continuing the work of coming to terms with NS-past in Vienna

As part of the Südwind Festival which took place in Vienna in the courtyard of the Old General Hospital on May 29th 2010, the film maker Alexandra Reill asked people questions which perhaps still are not posed often enough. The film maker researches the specific history of Vienna: in the interviews held, she examines relationships between contemporary xenophobia and historical traces of fascist or fascistoid identity in a Viennese 'majority' society by not only interviewing people on their opinions on integration and interculturalism but also posing a personal question: which "stories" from the Nazi era the family passed down to offspring?

This question leads far: How common are traditional myths of denial of active naziship or opportunism still today? Are there regularities in the repetition of standard answers and, if so, which? What are the connections with today's everyday racism, and how do such traces contribute to today's xenophobia? What is current status of consciousness regarding interculturalism and multiculturalism?

Alexandra Reill, in a number of projects, i.e. the tour against everyday racism REAL ONES ALWAYS SURVIVE or WOULD WE SAY NO ? with which she and a team of cultural and social workers toured almost all "workers’" districts of Vienna, has led dozens of conversations with people on the subject. She learned one thing: the more myths of Naziship denial are hidden the stronger they affect so many obstacles in the context of interculturalism and integration. The more they lay hidden because having passed on to the next generation the stronger they can live on.

The results of the interviews the film maker shows in a documentary:

GRANDCHILDREN’s QUESTIONS is screened on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 7 PM, in the conference room of the district council of 1090 Vienna, Währinger Straße 43. The head of the district council Martina Malyar speaks the welcoming and opening words. After the screening, Alexandra Reill is available for questions and discussion. The roundtable iis moderated by Gilda Horvath from the ORF editorial department for ethnic questions. Admission is free.

Press contact and further inquiries
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kanonmedia, ngo for new media
Alexandra Reill
call: + +43 [0] 6991 820 70 03, mail to: alexandra.reill@anonmedia.com
write to: 12/24 richter alley, a 1070 vienna, visit: http://www.kanonmedia.com
For the download of print photos in high resolution please visit: http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/films/ex.html
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