11.02.2019 - Nikolaus Geyrhalter, moderated by Djamila Grandits
Parallel realities are subjected to acute observation in the documentaries of Nikolaus Geyrhalter. His cinematic work offers lucid looks at areas and topics such as industrial food production, sexual abuse or the stalled construction of an Austrian border fence. In his most recent work, Earth, screened at Forum, he turns his camera towards our relentless efforts to mine our planet. Characterised by extremely detailed long takes, Geyrhalter’s shoots are preceded by extensive research, the principles of which he will share with the audience. Geyrhalter’s notion of “scripted reality” is of particular interest here, suggesting preparation yet ultimately entrusting the interpretation of the many dimensions of an issue to the audience.
Djamila Grandits lives and works in Vienna. Since 2010, she has curated and produced various cultural projects, short and documentary films, as well as festivals. She has curated events such as Frameout – Digital Summer Screenings and This Human World – International Human Rights Film Festival. She is currently a BKA fellow for cultural management at Brunnenpassage and is involved in political initiatives such as #KlappeAuf and Es ist wieder Donnerstag!.