Country: Austria

Cat Video Festival

A dreamy glance into the camera, a daring jump out the window, a paw running smoothly over whiskers: often small things are enough to make a Youtube hit out of a cat video. Cats took over not only the internet but also our hearts. No human
can ever break the iron will of a cat. They defy gravity, ignore the rules of decent
behaviour, and make the world their own special playground. With “Cats Just Wanna
Have Fun!“ we present a program in five CATegories featuring the funniest and
coolest feline celebrities, as well as some of the hottest (cat) music videos. Besides
stars like Lil Bub, Henri, le Chat Noir, and Keyboard Cat, the program also contains
home videos featuring cats from all over the world, as well as short films that
premiered at international film festivals. The first Internet Cat Video Festival took place in Minneapolis (USA) in 2012. Over 10,000 feline fans attended the event organized by the Walker Art Center Minneapolis. In 2016 Will Braden, director of the Henri, le Chat Noir videos and first Golden Kitty Award winner, took over and established the CatVideoFest, which has since toured the world. In 2013, the wildly popular internet phenomenon took Europe by storm with the Cat Video Festival Vienna. “Cats Just Wanna Have Fun!” is a touring program by the Vienna Shorts Agency in collaboration with CatVideoFest (US).

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GOVERNMENT HOUSE

A phantom-like figure moves through a luxury housing block in Moscow, built around 1930 for Stalinist officials. Light and shadow fall into spaces as vibrations pervade everything and echoes from hauntedhouse movies break through.

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TWELVE TALES TOLD

An artfully assaultive assemblage of Hollywood studio logos, Johann Lurf’s film is a disorienting repurposing of the iconography of corporate media branding and imagistic excess. Stealing and fragmenting elaborate Hollywood logos, whose bombastic self-importance has ruined the beginning of many a film, Lurf creates his own CG spectacular in defiance of the corporate intellectual-property enclosures.

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TAP AND TOUCH CINEMA

As always, the screening takes place in the dark. Only the movie theatre has become a bit smaller. There’s only room inside for two hands. In order to see the film, meaning in this case to sense and feel it, the viewer (user) must guide his or her two hands into the movie theatre by way of the entrance. The tactile reception stands against the deception of voyeurism. For as long as the citizenry settles for the reproduced copy of sexual liberty, the state is spared the sexual revolution.

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IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF)

The Imperial Valley represents one of California´s most important regions of industrial agriculture. Corporate agricultural production interests have been able to successfully cultivate and exploit this geological part of the Sonora desert.

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BRICKS DON’T MOVE IN THE WIND

Annabelle’s life is quite perfect. Annabelle just never had a boyfriend. Annabelle thinks she deserves to have someone she could do romantic things with. But Bryce picking her up with his vintage Volkswagen was probably the most romantic moment in Annabelle’s life. Annabelle met Bryce on Instagram.

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MOMENTUM 142310

The Momentum series deals, on one hand, with spaces refracted by textures, and on the other with the projection of them, their temporality and afterimages which can be seen within a frame of 30 frames per second by switching between two states of spatial folding.

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BRICKS DON’T MOVE IN THE WIND

Annabelle’s life is quite perfect. Annabelle just never had a boyfriend. Annabelle thinks she deserves to have someone she could do romantic things with. But Bryce picking her up with his vintage Volkswagen was probably the most romantic moment in Annabelle’s life. Annabelle met Bryce on Instagram.

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A Masque of Madness

In what can only be described as a schizophrenic horror trip, A Masque of Madness is Norbert Pfaffenbichler’s own found-footage monster assembled from all of the accessible film appearances of British actor Boris Karloff. If you’ve seen at least one image from the film Frankenstein from 1931, then you know Karloff’s face. Karloff rose to fame in 1931 as Frankenstein’s monster, but he has also played nearly 200 other roles ranging from demons to dignified gentlemen. It is Karloff’s fascinating malleability that A Masque of Madness studies, exploring his multiple appearances in a bewildering
labyrinth where the actor plays with the great motifs of the cinema genre he both inhabited and haunted. Here, Karloff’s acting career spanning 50 years (1919-1969) is compressed into one mind-fucking movie. This re-montage of a life in film radiates both analytical interest and a nimble pleasure of association. Pfaffenbichler has created his own kind of often hilarious meta-horror-movie. Here, the lonely star absurdly disintegrates in multitudes of his image(s), yet is unable to escape his cinematic destiny. From black-and-white to color, silent to sound, Karloff’s familiar image washes over us. We watch him age from young to old and back again, all the while a storyline magically materializes that could be defined as a meditation on aging or a stab at solving the mysteries of life. With a growing emphasis on the comic and the uncanny, A Masque of Madness succeeds as a hugely entertaining and playfully profound found-footage extravaganza. Norbert Pfaffenbichler, b 1967, lives and works in Vienna. After studying media design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, he began his career as an artist, curator, theorist, and filmmaker.

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UNCANNY VALLEY

Bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the first world war, we are thrown into the numbing futility of war, the agony of conflict and survival, the discovery of brotherhood, and the madness of it all. Each frame of this animated live action piece reveals its own painful yet detailed history.

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VINTAGE PRINT

A triptych of media over time turns into a stunning journey of discovery as a photographic landscape scenario becomes animated to the rhythm of chirping crickets hopping back and forth between the filmic medium and the digital.

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ZOUNK!

The word ’zounk’ is Austrian slang for ’drugged-up’. Pulsating shapes and colours together with music by broken.heart.collector continue the legacy of Visual Music for that drugged-up feeling.

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TRANSISTOR

This interpretation of musical trio Radian’s piece was in a sense composed in reverse, progressing from illustrated music to an abstract blueprint.

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STUCK IN A GROOVE

What do Madonna, Massive Attack, and Angela Merkel have in common? Friedrich Nietzsche, as is suggested here in the first film using Phonovision, consisting of a turntable, video mixers and vinyl.

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AUTUMN

Human beings are able to learn. So are animals. But what about plush toys? An invisible teacher tries to teach a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke to a plush toy.

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