Affairs of the Art: This is How I See You
dotdotdot – Open Air Kursfilmfestival
August 8, 2022
Christiana Perschon, Österreich 2021, 14 min
Karin Fisslthaler, Österreich 2021, 7:30 min
BIN NICHT ICH, DAS IST EIN BILD VON MIR
Christiana Perschon, Österreich 2021, 9:30 min
GIBSON TO BARBARA LODEN, NINA MENKES AND BETTE GORDON
Beatrice Gibson, Großbritannien 2022, 4 min
TOUCEDO TO DANIÈLE HUILLET
Diana Toucedo, Spanien 2022, 8 min
Karin Fisslthaler, Österreich 2021, 2:30 min
A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES
Lynne Sachs, USA 2019, 14 min
About the Affairs of the Art program
This Maria Lassing-like express lesson on the history of art takes us directly into the heart of this year’s focus program, searching for propitious places from which creativity emerges. After all, creativity is essential for dealing with the daily struggle between coping with everyday life, inspiration crises, striving for recognition, self-marketing and self-optimization pressure. How could all that be reconciled with an artist’s own identity? Which subversive methods can help to skirt the laws of the art world that are so hostile to art? Four film nights – with a special focus on the fight for gender equality that artists have waged for future generations – afford resistive considerations and creative strategies for self-empowerment.
After the rain, magic happened. 💜
What a memorable night! A heartfelt thank you to 80 (!) people who were holding out in the rain with us to see the short film program THIS IS HOW I SEE YOU from our focus program AFFAIRS OF THE ART on the big screen in the garden cinema of @volkskundemuseumwien.
Timing could not have been better: Right after the start of the film screening the rain stopped and we enjoyed magical encounters on screen as well as a film talk with Christiana Perschon and Karin Fisslthaler after the screening.
The film program featured seven short films by women filmmakers paying tribute to iconic women artists and filmmakers who have waged a fight for artistic autonomy and gender equality for future generations: Lieselott Beschorner, VALIE EXPORT, Karin Mack, Barbara Loden, Nina Menkes, Bette Gordon, Danièle Huillet, Nico and Barbara Hammer.