The program of recent Austrian video works compiled by Brigitta Burger-Utzer is aimed at exemplifying how abstraction can be employed to construct multi-layered reference systems and associational spaces. Thus it seems as if photographic abstraction is coming to be used at precisely the point in time when highly developed technology make hyperrealistic images possible. A second group is made up of graphic and algorithmic abstractions which have no inherent links to representational form. Using acoustic and optical elements to produce synesthetic experiences of this nature has lost none of its fascination. Indeed, it may sometimes seem that in the abstract domain there is a special need for individually programmed image and sound sources.
dextro.org, video_65, 2014, 5 min
Michaela Grill, Into the Great White Open, 2014, 16 min
Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovacic, THE, 2015, 13 min
Rainer Kohlberger, moon blink, 2015, 10 min
Lia, Three Suns, 2013, 7 min
Followed by a talk with dextro.org, Michaela Grill, Rainer Kohlberger and Billy Roisz.
Introduced by Brigitta Burger-Utzer.
Brigitta Burger-Utzer lives in Vienna. Co-founder of sixpackfilm and its business manager since 1992.
dextro.org lives in Vienna. graphic designer for advertising agencies and architectural practices. Since 2009 concerned with painting.
Michaela Grill lives in Vienna and Montreal. Since 1999 she has been making film and video works, installations, live visuals, performances and screenings. Outstanding Artist Award of the Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture (2010).
Rainer Kohlberger lives in Berlin. Video artist and media designer, develops room installations, live visualisations and mobile applications. ZKM App Art Award for artistic innovation (2011), Crossing Europe Local Artist Award (2013).
Billy Roisz lives in Vienna. Since the 1990s she has been intensively concerned with the mediums of video and sound and the production of single screen works for the cinema. She is co-organizer of the annual REHEAT festival.