Katzenjammer

Voyeuristic curiosity in the youTube era: A young woman lying on her bed trying to lure her supposed ex-boyfriend back. Lascivious but insecure, she expresses herself with her words and her body, her gaze directed time and time again towards her computer´s webcam. We return the gaze, assuming the recipient´s role along with a million other Internet users. Privacy has long left the private sphere. (Sebastian Höglinger)


In semi-pleading propositions, Kurdwin Ayub attempts to draw the imaginary addressee of the video (evidently, her ex-boyfriend) under her spell once again. Stuck between the archetypical images of “innocent girl” and “seductive femme fatale,” Ayub, with her awkwardness and hesitancy, clearly illustrates the unease and also the comedy that ensues from the area of friction between these two notions of femininity. (Alexandra Seibel)

Orig. Title
Katzenjammer
Year
2011
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min
Director
Kurdwin Ayub
Category
performance
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
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Katzenjammer (Image)
Katzenjammer (Image)
Credits
Director
Kurdwin Ayub
Concept & Realization
Kurdwin Ayub
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2012
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
Wels - YOUKI Youth Media Festival
2013
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI