Tatiana Lecomte is showing a selection of films that have impressed her greatly and influenced her own work, contrasting these with her own film Ein mörderischer Lärm (A Thunderous Noise). This film is based on the experiences of Frenchman Jean-Jacques Boijentin (1920–2015) in the Gusen II concentration camp in St. Georgen an der Gusen (to the east of Linz), a subsidiary camp of Mauthausen. Prisoners were deployed to build a secret underground factory making jet airplanes. Conditions in the camp were inhuman, and the work underground was even worse. The title Hors-champ refers to the space that we do not see in the film, a gap that we fill in automatically with our own experience and knowledge.
Hannes Böck, Fünf Skulpturen aus den ägyptischen Heiligtümern im Museo del Sannio, Benevento: n. 252 Hockender Pavian, Diorit; n. 253 Falke, Amphibolit; n. 255 Falke, Gabbro; n. 256 Hockender Pavian, Diorit; n. 280 Apis-Stier, Diorit, 2013, 9 min
Tatiana Lecomte, Ein mörderischer Lärm, 2015, 21 min
Morgan Fisher, Production Stills, 1970, 11 min
Rainer Wölzl, Die Linke, 2009, 3 min
Hans Schabus, Atelier, 2010, 8 min
James Benning & Bette Gordon, The United States of America, 1975, 27 min
Followed by a conversation with Tatiana Lecomte and Maren Lübbke-Tidow
Tatiana Lecomte lives in Vienna. Exhibitions (selection): Nach einer wahren Begebenheit, Galerie Marenzi, Leibnitz (2017); Tselem ve-Tsilum, Jüdisches Museum am Judenplatz, Vienna (2013); Šejla Kameric, Tatiana Lecomte, Camera Austria, Graz (2011).
Maren Lübbke-Tidow works on photography and visual art. She writes for a range of international magazines, books, catalogues, and artists, and curates exhibitions in different institutional contexts, among others at Camera Austria (Graz). www.marenluebbketidow.com
The mumok exhibition Natural Histories. Traces of the Political includes the work The Pond (2005) by Tatiana Lecomte.