communale oö - Peuerbach (Austria)

Filmprogramm Über die Grenzen des Kosmos und zurück

September 22, 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

April 27 - May 6, 2023

Special Mention for CAVE PAINTING at CROSSING EUROPE - Filmfestival Linz

„Crossing Europe is an important platform for Upper Austrian experimental film. When experimental films succeed in leaving their niche because of their visual power, and they create upsetting emotions with their precise arrangement of frames and sound, this usually throws closed doors wide open and builds bridges. We would like to give a Special Mention to a most elaborately executed film that convincingly continues the Austrian experimental film tradition." (Competition Local Artist Jury: Nicola von Leffern (DE/AT), Markus Reindl (AT), Anna Spanlang (AT)

April 26 - May 1, 2023

April 12, 2023

HKIFF - Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China)

Cave Painting part of Avant Garde Shorts Programme

March 30 - April 10, 2023

March 21 - 26, 2023

March 21 - 26, 2023

March 14 - 26, 2023

10th Annual New Year/New Work Film Festival, The Film-Makers'  Cooperative, New York (USA)

Ballet anémic part of Saturday Night program

February 10 - 11, 2023

IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)

!!! World Premiere of the new film CAVE PAINTING at the Short & Mid-length film program !!!

"Don’t blink, or you’ll miss something good. As always, Fruhauf conjures a new world." (Adrian Martin, IFFR)

January 25 - February 5, 2023

STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER - Festival for Expanded Media (Germany)

Camera Test part of the International Competition Program

January 12 - 15, 2023

January 11, 2023

December, 2022

December, 2022

AUSGELAGERTE ANNÄHERUNGEN, Exhibition at Kunstraum flat1, Vienna (Austria)

with works by Renate Billensteiner, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Alexandra Kahl, Klara Kohler, Markus Moser, Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer, Marion Reisinger, Klaus Peter Scheuringer

December 9 - 15, 2022

OVNI FESTIVAL - Carte Blanche to LIGHT CONE, Espace d'Arte [EAC], Mouans-Sartoux (France)


As part of OVNi Festival, the EAC (Espace d'Art Concret à Mouans-Sartoux, Alpes Maritimes) hosts a carte blanche to Light Cone where video works from the collection will be exhibited.

November 19 - December 4, 2022

November 16 - 26, 2022

November 4 - 6, 2022

SPURENSUCHE | TRACES, Exhibition at Galerie Hinterland, Vienna (Austria)

with works by Babak Kazemi, Ali Kazim, Clemens Krauss, Siegfried A. Fruhauf

October 26 - December 17, 2022

October 19 - 30, 2022

October 6 - 12, 2022

!!! "Camera Test" got an honourable mention from the Young Jury !!!

October 1 - 9, 2022

Akademie des Österreichischen Films / Kunstmesse viennacontemporary

Wie kommt die Kunst zum Film? Wie kommt der Film zur Kunst?

Filmschau und Panel


September 10, 2022


In Kooperation mit der Kunstmesse viennacontemporary (8. bis 11. September 2022 im Wiener Kursalon) veranstaltet die Akademie des Österreichischen Films am 10. September im METRO Kinokulturhaus einen Tag zur Schnittstelle von Kunst und Film. Gezeigt werden Filme, die einen Kontext zur (bildenden) Kunst haben und/oder deren Filmemacher:innen sich als Vertreter:innen beider Welten sehen.


12 bis 20 Uhr: Filmschau

Ort: METRO Kinokulturhaus (Eric-Pleskow-Saal)


20 Uhr: Podiumsdiskussion „Wie kommt die Kunst zum Film? Wie kommt der Film zur Kunst?“

mit Barbara Fränzen (BMKÖS Filmabteilung), Katrina Daschner (Filmemacherin/Künstlerin), Siegfried A. Fruhauf (Filmemacher/Künstler) und Edgar Honetschläger (Filmemacher/Künstler). Moderation: Dietmar Schwärzler (sixpackfilm)

Ort: METRO Kinokulturhaus (Historischer Saal)


21 bis 22 Uhr: Filme der Podiumsgäste

Ort: METRO Kinokulturhaus (Historischer Saal)


September 22 - 24, 2022

August 30, 2022

August 4 - 21, 2022

July 9 - 17, 2022

June 17 - 18, 2022

June 10 - 12, 2022

May 27 - 29, 2022

May 13 - 22, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 3 - 8, 2022

SCREEN - Exhibition at MAERZ KünstlerInnenvereinigung Linz

Viktoria Schmid, Katharina Müller, Michael Loebenstein (unter Mitwirkung von Aki Beckmann), Siegfried A. Fruhauf

April 29 - May 17, 2022

April 27 - May 2, 2022

April 25 - 30, 2022

April 21 - 25, 2022

April 5 - 10, 2022

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.