One of the traditional tasks of the film avant-garde is to show what cinema is capable of when it is released from literary stories, from narration: how to interweave seemingly unrelated pictures, how to convert outer and inner spaces into a synthetic, unrealistic third cinematic space. Linda Christanell’s works are a study of such a space. In the confrontation, in its layering, the material is subjected to an endurance test.
Studied painting at the College of Fine Arts in Vienna. Up until 1974 art teacher. Since 1975 freelance work in a variety of artistic areas (installations, performances, book and photo objects, etc.). Since 1966 numerous exhibitions and awards in Austria and other countries. 1987 member of the jury for the Westdeutschen Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (West German Short Film Days in Oberhausen). 1993 teaching position at the College of Film in Zurich. Member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative (1982), of the Künstlerhaus Vienna (1982), and of the Assembly of Authors in Graz (1984), founding member of Intakt (1977).