January 7 - 16, 2022

December 20, 2021

October 7 - 13, 2021

October 4, 2021 | 20:00

Futur Antérieur, a screening series organized by Re:Voir in conjunction with there new editions, takes place at Cinema Archipel every month.


Arnulf Rainer - Peter Kubelka, 6'
Phantom Ride Phantom - Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 10'
Train Again - Peter Tscherkassky, 20'
Structural Filmwaste. Dissolution 1 - Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 4'
Flurschaden - Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 9'

RE:VOIR DVD & Blu-ray combo set with 8 short films and 4 bonus films


Siegfried A. Fruhauf sees cinema as a natural process in the broad sense. It is that nature as a subject in his films always serves as a poetic investigation into the laws of the cosmos and the universe. His aesthetic enterprise therefore consists in projecting us beyond perceptual habits, to see the celestial bodies that hide in the lining of a landscape. To do this he uses the camera like a scientific device, that is, as an instrument capable of taking what is invisible to the human eye. The images that will appear next can no longer be deciphered by physics or mathematics. What they show stems from the disaster of burning and dying stars.
In order to carry out this translation where the camera gives us a way to interpret the language of the stars, the filmmaker pushes the limits of the camera as a tool. It is by accentuating the decomposition of the film or the interference of the grain that he realizes sincere odes to disorder. Thus, his images derive their power from the fact that they bring the device to the fore, that they bring the life of the machine to the screen. New filmic manifestations arise from representation "errors", proving that there is a cosmos in every image, however small.
In fact, among cosmic phenomena, it is perhaps "dissolution" which constitutes the central leitmotif of the works of Siegfried A. Fruhauf.  In Night Sweat (2008) the dialogue between nature and the nature of the film continues to question the limits of the machine, but sublimates the interferences. The zooming assaults in the night eventually liquefy the image to suck us into a chaotic universe where our minds project black holes on the dance of pixels. By disorganizing the image in this way through a craft of intoxication, the filmmaker breaks with the idea of classical representation. It dissolves matter and plunges us into a plastic mess that only our inner world can rearrange. The real then opens up to new modes of structuring imagination. This creates a political approach by filmmaker, who brings into play the foundations of objectivity as if to better invite us to rethink the world.
“We live with the idea that there is no alternative, that if the world turned out otherwise everything would fall apart. This is not true. There is another order, and it works too. When the Earth was flat, it worked too.“ Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Talk at The Austrian Film Museum, video recording, January 11, 2020.
Drawing on this history of cinema which brings together Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, the work of Siegfried A. Fruhauf constantly sheds new light on the limits of moving image. His free and non-academic approach to the Austrian heritage (Kren, Kubelka, etc.) indicates that it is less for him to "show something else" than to find a "new way of seeing" the familiar. As a result, as evidenced by the archaeological montage of his films, his work indeed finds it’s place in a process of updating our reality. We think here of his way of piling up traces of images, to make the disappeared and the dissimilar coexist at the "infinitely small point of the present". Fruhauf's cinema apprehends time and phenomena through the prism of repetition; and everything is reborn to the rhythm of the hypnotic sound loops of Anna Katharina Laggner and Jürgen Gruber.

October 2 - 10, 2021

September 8 - 19, 2021

EIFF Edinburgh International Film Festival

THORAX - Programme: Black Box - Interruptions

August 18 - 25, 2021

MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival

THORAX - Programme: Experimental Shorts

August 5 - 22, 2021

July 16 - 25, 2021

July 17 - 23, 2021

June 16 - 20, 2021


We strongly warn viewers of hallucinogenic side effects! The cinematic works by Siegfried A. Fruhauf are a radical challenge to our senses. What usually starts out as a cautious beginning soon increases into a wildly flickering firework of images and sounds, which consist of mountain panoramas and holiday snaps, analogue film grain and scratches, and even pure light.


Siegfried A. Fruhauf, who was born in 1976 in Grieskirchen in upper Austria and who grew up on his parents' farm, came into contact with his country's diverse avantgarde film scene after training as an industrial salesman, and in 2004 he graduated in experimental visual design from the University of Linz. Since then, he has made around 40 films, most of them under 10 minutes long, as well as countless installations and photographic works that have been screened around the world. In regard to his way of working, Fruhauf – who no longer feels the need to be explainable – says that he "does not want to create illusion, but rather destroy it, in the sense of showing what is possible with the material." But he "likes to emphasise the raw, the handmade and the seemingly unfinished, thereby alluding to the vulnerability of the individual film image." (Stefan Grissemann). In the programme of ten films, which the artist selected specifically for his visit to Basel, "landscape, cosmos and dissolution alternate, while abstraction and visual intensity exist alongside nature and reduction." (Fruhauf) An oeuvre of truly pictorial intoxication is presented here. (bb)

June 14 - 19, 2021

Diagonale Graz

DISTANCE FILM - Innovatives Kino Programm 6

June 8 - 13, 2021

Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg

DISTANCE FILM - Program: Triple Axel Competition

June 1 - 7, 2021

Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz

Attwenger - REAL - Program: Local Artists

June 1 - 6, 2021

June 1 - 6, 2021

May 27 - June 1, 2021

May 21 - June 6, 2021

May 1 - 10, 2021

Vienna: April 7 - 18, 2021

Hartberg: May 8 - June 4, 2021

Spielberg: July 5 - 25, 2021

Schladming: August 14 - September 5, 2021

Bad Radkersburg: September 25 - October 31, 2021


Video Installation NEBELREISSEN [HEAVY FOG] together with Sound Artist Anna Katharina Laggner

Es ist schon wieder MAERZ! - KUNSTHALLE Linz

March 27 - April 4, 2021


Der MAERZ zu Gast in der KUNSTHALLE Linz
KUNSTHALLE Linz, Frl. Florentine Platz 1, 4040 Linz Urfahr (Urfahrmarktgelände)


KünstlerInnen: Elisa Andessner, Gabi Berger, Tassilo Blittersdorff, Gerhard Brandl, Petra Fohringer, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Petra Gell, Harald Gsaller, Reinhard Gupfinger, Miriam Hamann, Christian Hutzinger, Sabine Jelinek, Thomas Kröswang, Josef Linschinger, Sonja Meller, Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer, Monika Pichler, Claus Prokop, Isa Riedl, Herbert Schager, Leo Schatzl, Klaus Peter Scheuringer, Peter Sommerauer, Johann Julian Taupe, Doris Walaschek


Konzept und Umsetzung: Klaus Peter Scheuringer und Peter Sommerauer

March 23 - 28, 2021

LABOCINE March 2021 Issue


The ability to begin something new, from growing new skin over an injury to remodelling of tissues by plants to new societal beginnings. This month's issue will take you on a journey in "Regeneration." Explore different cinematic forms, ideas and understanding of birthing, rebirthing and new beginnings through cinema.


Part of the program: Exterior Extended


Feb. 5 - March 30, 2021 | 5 p.m.


Size Matters in cooperation with sixpackfilm

Margaretenstrasse 110, 1050 Vienna, Austria


05.+06.02.21 – Nikolaus Eckhard: RAUMZEITHUND

12.+13.02.21 – Eve Heller: ASTOR PLACE

19.+20.02.21 – Siegfried A. Fruhauf: DISTANCE FILM

26.+27.02.21 – Mario Sefelin: FADE TO DEATH


12.+13.03.21 – Sasha Pirker: LIVEPAN  

19.+20.03.21 – Friedl vom Gröller: SEN. 

Monday,  Feb. 8, 2021
every body | Michaela Grill | 2014 | 1 min
Postcard from Somova, Romania | Andreas Horvath | 2011 | 20 min
SpaceTimeDog | Nikolaus Eckhard | 2010 | 6 min
Ground Control | Siegfried A. Fruhauf | 2008 | 2 min

KOI | tinhoko | 2010 | 8 min 20 sec

t.r.3.o.p.s. | Angela Christlieb | 2016 | 4 min

Last Lost | Eve Heller | 1996 | 14 min
Antarctic Traces | Michaela Grill | 2019 | 30 min

January 2021


I am happy to announce that THORAX won an award at ASIFA Austria - 2 DAYS ANIMATION FESTIVAL ONLINE – 2021!
Watch now the award ceremony with all winners.

LABOCINE January 2021 Issue


It is no coincidence that the inventors of photography were well-versed in scientific research and chemistry was substantial for the improvement of photographic techniques. Until the digital age at the turn of the 21st century, film-based photochemical methods remained indispensable for photographic practices – same goes for cinema. Exploring the notion of photogenic, the January 2021 issue looks at the complex relationship between science, photography and the medium of film onscreen.

- Özge Calafato


Part of the program: Phantom Ride Phantom, Exterior Extended, Blow-Up, Vintage Print, Still Dissolution, Heavy Eyes (Remastered)


Dec. 10, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021


‘We Interrupt This Apocalypse’ is an online screening that uses interruption as an aesthetic device and positions Jesse Jones’ The Spectre and the Sphere (2008) as formal armature through which a wide range of other artists’ works and film extracts are intercut. This composite programme is edited by artist Eavan Aiken.

The programme also includes works by artists including Paul Bush, Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, Oisin Byrne, Bonnie Camplin, Olga Chernysheva, VALIE EXPORT, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, David Hall, Tamara Henderson, Mika Rottenberg and Frank Wasser

Available online at www.aemi.iehttps://www.isolationtv.org/ and https://www.salzburger-kunstverein.at/ from December 10th 2020 to January 10th 2021.

An opening event will be hosted online through zoom on Tuesday December 15th at 8pm and will feature a discussion between aemi, Isolation TV’s Vaari Claffey, artist Jesse Jones and programme editor Eavan Aiken.