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June 18, 2024


Art Cinema OFFoff - Kunsthal Gent (Belgium)

STILL DISSOLUTION part of the program Terra: Reconfiguration of Perspective

May 26, 2024


VILLA KARBACH - European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut (Austria)

Installation Alpenglühen Karbach

May 23 - September 26, 2024

Foto: © Otto Saxinger, courtesy Kulturhauptstadt Europas Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024
Foto: © Otto Saxinger, courtesy Kulturhauptstadt Europas Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024

VIDEOEX - Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich (Switzerland)

Cave Painting part of International Competition: Anthroposphere - Sun, Moons & Caves

May 23 - June 2, 2024


April 30 - May 5, 2024


Croatian Society of Film Critics - DokuKino Zagreb (Croatia)

Structural Filmwaste. Dissolution 1  part of the program Apstraktni film

April 26, 2024


Busan International Short Film Festival - Busan (South Korea)

Exposed part of the program The Reality of Cinema in the PRISM section

April 25 - 30, 2024


BLICKLE KINO - Belvedere 21. Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst Wien (Austria)

ONE-SECOND-HORIZON  part of the program Nature, be my friend

April 14, 2024


LABOCINE - Cinema From The Science New Wave

SUN and SPOT part of the April Issue Stories from the Eclipse

April 2024


World Premiere of the new Film MARE IMBRIUM !

DIAGONALE Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (Austria)

Mare Imbrium part of Innovatives Kino Programm 2

March 13 - 19, 2024


FEBIOFEST International Film Festival, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Cave Painting part of Short Films Competition I

March 13 - 19, 2024


İFSAK – Kisa Film Festivali, Istanbul (Republic of Türkiye)

Cave Painting part of Avustury /Focus Program

March 11 - 17, 2024


Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain (Luxembourg)

La Sortie part of the exhibtion IMAGES AT WORK

February 3 - April 28, 2024


February, 2024


STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER Festival for Expanded Media (Germany)

Cave Painting part of Internationaler Kurzfilmwettbewerb 5

January 17 - 23, 2024


PIAFF  Paris International Animation Film Festival (France)

Cave Painting part of Compétition Expérimentale 2

January 16 - 21, 2024


December 5 - 10, 2023


FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS - Rencontres Cinématographiques d’Aix-en-Provence (France)

Cave Painting part of Objets Singuliers

November 28 - December 2, 2023


November 27 - December 2, 2023


FRACTO - Experimental Film Encounter, Berlin (Germany)

Cave Painting part of Liminal Space

November 23 - 26, 2023


NOVEMBRE EXPÉRIMENTAL #4 : FILM DANCES - Cinédoc Paris Film Coop (France)

Exposed part of #7 Soirée de clôture : Caméras, décadrages, performances

November 16 - 30, 2023


November 9 - 26, 2023


November 7 - 12, 2023


November 7 - 11, 2023


October 23 - 29, 2023


October 19- 22, 2023


INTERSECCIÓN - A Coruña International Film Festival (Spain)

Cave Painting part of Secciones Competitivas Internacional 7

October 17 - 22, 2023


ISFFC - International Short Film Festival Cyprus, Lemesos, (Cyprus)

Cave Painting part of Love, Art and Politics

October 7 - 13, 2023


100 Jahre 100 Werke - Exhibition at Schlossgalerie Schärding (Austria)

Camera Test part of MAERZ moving-image

September 30 - October 29, 2023


25FPS - International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb (Croatia)

Cave Painting part of Competition Program

September 22, 2023


communale oö - Peuerbach (Austria)

Filmprogramm Über die Grenzen des Kosmos und zurück

September 22, 2023


ARS ELECTRONICA Animation Festival - Ars Electronica Center, Linz (Austria)

Cave Painting part of Austrian Panorama

September 9, 2023


CROSSROADS 2023 - San Francisco Cinematheque (USA)

Cave Painting part of Program 9 - Sympathetic Bodies

September 8 - 10, 2023


L'Étrange Festival - Forum des Images, Paris (France)

Cave Painting part of Compétition courts 1

September 5 - 17, 2023


September 2023


4 Elements Summer Film Festival - Banská Štiavnica (Slovakia)

Exposed part of Light on Film

August 9 - 13, 2023


MIFF - International Film Festival Melbourne (Australia)

Cave Painting part of Experimental Shorts

August 3 - 20, 2023


July, 2023


July 8 - 16, 2023


June 11 - 17, 2023


June 7 - 11, 2023


VIENNA SHORTS - International Short Film Festival, Vienna (Austria)

Ballet anémic part of Austrian Competition

June 1 - 6, 2023


communale oö - Peuerbach (Austria)

Installation Mondmeer - Lunar Mare

May 31 - October 6, 2023


May 11 - 21, 2023


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.