SIEGFRIED A. FRUHAUF
The fact that Siegfried Fruhauf's films have a certain hypnotic effect cannot be denied. Battles of material take place in them, they contain reflections and illusions, soundtracks filled with noise and visual interference signals run riot; at the same time all the structural experiments the filmmaker risks never rigidify in the merely theoretical. Fruhauf's cinema is extremely atmospheric and decidedly non-academic. On the contrary, it presents itself as being radically undogmatic, alternating between abstraction and representation, between punk and classicism.
My films aren't designed to be seen just by aficionados. You don't need any prior knowledge when you watch one of my films. If you leave the cinema moved or impressed you can then always think about the subject matter too. But you don't have to.
[Siegfried A. Fruhauf in interview, Viennale 2010]
Total running time: 65 min
Extra: 20 pages booklet, bilingual English-German
Born in Grieskirchen, Austria, in 1976.
Studied experimental visual design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz. 2002 Supporting Award for Filmart by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Since 2001 organization of film and art events.
Since 2009 lecturer at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design, Linz. Member of sixpackfilm. Numerous works and shows in the area of film, video and photography. Participation in various important international film festivals (Festival de Cannes - Semaine Internationale de la Critique, International Film Festival of Venice - SectionNuovi Territori, Sundance Film Festival Park City, ...).