Art makes us stronger — Identity and trauma
It’s an interesting phenomenon in filmart to observe how female artists often use the medium as a catalyst to deal with very intimate or private issues, whereas men prefer general political questions or topics for strengthening a certain position or opposition.
Based on this, the program opens up with Robert Cambrinu's sophisticated media-analysis in times of permanent availability of images of all kind for any kind of evidence.
Shifting from an apparently solid position to insecure grounds, the works of Kurdwin Ayub, Mirjam Bajtala and Gabriele Mathes – mixing fiction and documentary, irony, performance and family constellation – lead to some personal or global traumas.
Animation is the perfect medium to abstract intimate feelings into images, like Johanna Freise (in cooperation with Daniel Suljic) and Gudrun Krebitz show it in their contributions. Last but not least, Thomas Renoldner’s selfie-diary of his illness blows up the tiny border between private and public issues making oneself stronger in crucial moments in life.
Programme prepared by: Gerald Weber — sixpackfilms
I can’t cry out much louder than this / I can’t cry out much louder than this
Robert Cambrinus 11' Austria United Kingdom
Summer Holidays / Sommerurlaub
Kurdwin Ayub 3' Austria Iraq
Short Life / Kurzes Leben
Johanna Freise, Daniel Suljic 9' Austria Germany
Fuck The Cancer! / Fuck The Cancer!
Thomas Renoldner 12' Austria
So Far Real / So Far Real
Mirjam Bajtala 30' Austria
Feeling Doberman / Gefühl Dobermann
Gabriele Mathes 16' Austria
Shut-Up Moon / Shut-Up Moon
Gudrun Krebitz 4' Austria United Kingdom