alexandra reill
Since 2001
Works in Vienna Austria

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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Light Towers (2009) - Thomas Galloway

yes i like it too! congrats, gs


quoting Walter Benjamin: Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts

Wed Aug 05, 2009 00:00 - Wed Aug 05, 2009

quoting Walter Benjamin: Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts
online publication series on facebook based on daily updates since august 3, 2009-

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, enhances the concept of short daily updating and interactive communication.

Walter Benjamins essay Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts relates to interdependencies of media technologies coming up in XIX. century and having an influence of society and the arts in early XX. century. The essay is pioneering and many approaches of rethinking structures of society still seem to apply to the information age in its current states.

the concept of daily short quotes on the theme, afresh introducing the approaches of one of the most pioneering philosophers of the early XX. century on a social networking platform like facebook with its millions of members might be a socially effective contemporary approach to give new appreciation to the ouevre of Walter Benjamin in all its contemporary relevance.

the daily short notice creates different attention and ways of perception than reading a book. it will be interesting to experience actions and reactions on Walter Benjamin's ideas and reflections today, in such an interactive framework as an online web 2.0 platform. quoting Walter Benjamin: Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts is a communication project applying a social networking tool to interactively discuss developments of European society in the early XXI. century while experimenting with new forms of perception.


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Art Following the Trend? Artists’ Voices.

Thu Jul 02, 2009 00:00 - Thu Jul 02, 2009


Art Following the Trend? Artists’ Voices.
Kunst im Trend. Artists’ Voices.

a study conducted by Alexandra Reill and produced by kanonmedia amongst international and Austrian artists on their self-understanding and definitions of their roles and functions in society as well as on their earning capacity and a research on contemporary developments of Creative Industries culture policies on EC- and national levels
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Participating Artists and Cultural Workers

Our thxs go to all artists who participated anonymously in the survey Art Following the Trend? Artists' Voices.

Participants in [Public] Video Interviews and Panels:

Michael Aichhorn, painter/actor/director, A
Evrim Asutay, singer/actress, TR
Stefan Bläske, theater researcher, A
Sini Coreth, fine artist, A
Ricarda Denzer, video artist/film maker, A
Korhan Erel, sound artist, TR
Murat Ergin, painter, TR
Heidulf Gerngross, architect, A
Genco Gülan, performer/media artist, TR
Yesim Gülan, actress/theater director, TR
Amina Handke, participative media broadcasting, A
Kurt Hofstetter, media artist, A
Leander Kaiser, painter/philosopher, A
Gerald Kofler, journalist/photographer, A
Tina Leisch, theater-/film director, A
Franziska Maderthaner, fine artist, A
Elizabeth McGlynn, fine artists, A
Alexander Nikolic, film maker/communication guerilla, cosmopolitan
PRINZGAU/podgorschek, art in public space/concept art/fine art, A
Barbara Putz-Plecko, art & art pedagogics, A
Marie Ringler, cultural policies, A
Stylianos Schicho, painter, A
Marika Schmidt, film maker, A
Walter Stach, fine artist/art mediator, A
Paul Stepan, culture economist, A
Eve Tsirigotakis, TV journalist, GR
Leen Vandereyken, author/theater director, B
Frederik de Wilde, media artist, B
Michael Wimmer, art mediator, A
Herbert Wulz, in-/exformatic designer, A

Participants in the Public Text Interviews:

Nicole Baier, film-/video-/media artist, A
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, mixed media/video installationen, THA
Anita Hafner, visual artist, A
Jeremy Hight, concept art/text/music, US
Salvatore Iaconesi, artistically inclined being/process art/media artist, I
Mandana Alavi Kia, dancer/performer/singer/painter, IR
Brigitte Neufeldt, media artist, D
Alexander Stanzel, fine artist/photography, A
Myriam Thyes, media artist, D

Concept, coordination, moderation, research and study: Alexandra Reill
Technical Coordination Live Interview Screenings: Herbert Wulz
Camera: Katharina Ebner, Markus Mitmesser, Alexandra Reill, Eve Tsirigotakis, Oscar Wlaschitz
Transcriptions/Editing: Alexandra Reill
Production: kanonmedia
12/24, richtergasse, a 1070 vienna,
call: ++43-[0]6991-820 70 03, mailto:
Art Following the Trend? Artists' Voices. was supported
by the Department of Science and Research
and the Department Local Acitivities 1070 Vienna
of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna.
Our thxs also go to and the company datonet for supporting us with cost-free webspace, the company 3 ELEMENTS for free support with technical event equipment, WordPress and the surface designer of Blue Moon 1.0 Stephen Reinhardt fot being able to use the CMS under a free license.
Vienna/Gümüslük, 2006-2008
ngo for new media
12/24, richtergasse
a 1070 vienna

call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03


Iranins' access

Dream Addictive Lab on facebook: "If anyone is on Twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut Iranians' access to the internet down. Cut & paste & pass it on.



Tue Jun 09, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jun 05, 2009



A Sound Installation and Panel against Daily Racism
in the framework of the Municipality Festival 1070 Vienna

7*stern with sound on Siebensternplatz
Siebensterngasse 31, A 1070 Vienna
June 9th - 11th, 2009, 7 pm - 10 pm
Opening Panel:
7*stern, June 9th, 7 pm

The sound installation interrupts daily life in a bar-restaurant and on the square: Loundspeakers focus on answers given by members of a Vienna mainstream society in interviews held by the media artist Alexandra Reill: "As child or grandchild of members of a war generation with “autochthonal” Austrian background, do you think that you are responsible for the Nazi atrocities?"

The responses give cause for reflection - what is today's status consciousness, what is status of today's debate? How spread are oral traditions mystifying the Austrian role in Nazi times? Are such myths collective consciousness? Are there any regularities in the replies given, any standardized answers and, if so, what do they look like? Are there still fascist traits?

People pull back to the “same old stories, my grandfather was still a boy then, it is not my fault.” (1)

(1)Fibiundchillie, May 14, 2009, posting on Online Standard [] in reply to: Petra Stuiber, Mainstream-Antisemitismus, May 12, 2009, web page visit: May 23, 2009; Translation: Alexandra Reill

sounds bad, this anti-semitism-virus!
and us Austrian, we are probably infected with it from birth - quasi like original sin.
and Is there no vaccination against it?
or that you have a kind of condom put on the tongu holding bakc all a.semitic words?
we should organize kind of an antisemitism aiding lifeball (2)

(2)kapitän nemo, May 19, 2009, posting on Online Standard [] in reply to: Petra Stuiber, Mainstream-Antisemitismus, May 12, 2009, web page visit: May 23, 2009; Translation: Alexandra Reill

To be heard on the public square for three nights, the statements of those interviewed form a public sample and reflection of existing attitudes. RESPONSIBILITY? is a sound installation creating a break in the current gears of daily life. The sound installation works with the spoken word, intervenes in the everyday life of people and creates a chance to become aware and conscious of denials in own identities, which otherwise, in everyday thinking, might be perceived as "normal", therefore being in the dark, in the unconscious but perhaps constantly active.

Opening Panel

Place and Time

31, Siebensterngasse 31, A 1070 Vienna
June 9th, 2009, 7 pm

As opening event a panel on the theme takes place in 7*stern:

Today's self-understanding of a Viennese mainstream society with its developments since the '30s, racism in daily thinking and talking still mystifying fascistoid traits of identity and the repetition of discriminatory exclusion of people in the context of current mechanism relating to "debates about foreigners" ("Ausländerfeindlichkeit") form the framework for reflections on what is needed today for people with Austrian background to develop clear responsibility in their attitudes towards own history when further developing ways of living and communication acknowledging - in the terms of Cultural Studies - a society based on the peaceful co-existence of people with socially and culturally split in a thousand variations of identity (3).

(3) Kerstin Kellermann, Abendland in Vampirs Hand, in: Die Presse, May 27, 2009; Translation: Alexandra Reill

Gilda Horvath, ORF-Volksgruppenredaktion
Siglinde Bolbecher, Frauen AG der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Exilliteratur
Hikmet Kayahan, Bündnis gegen Rechtsruck
Bülent Öztoplu, Fachbereich Integration
Moderation: Alexandra Reill, media artist and film maker

Opening words by Madeleine Reiser, Municipality 1070 Vienna, and Warren Rosenzweig, Jewish Theater of Austria

Production and Press Contact Data

Concept and realization: Alexandra Reill
Production: kanonmedia, Wien 2009

Press contact: Alexandra Reill
call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03
write to: 12/24, Richtergasse, A 1070 Vienna
mail to:


RESPONSIBILITY? is installed on occasion of the Municipality Festival 1070 Vienna and is supported by the Municipality of the seventh district of Vienna with means of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna / District Activities. At this point kanonmedia would like to express its thxs to 7*stern hosting the installation and to all interview partners.