Images and their dispositives don’t only give an account of various trouble spots in fictional and documentary forms, they themselves can become the subject by creating friction and irritation – between images and images and images and their viewers. The omnipresence of technical images also leads to global crises from one part of the world becoming omnipresent in another part of the world entirely: Michael Glawogger and Ulrich Seidl’s WAR IN VIENNA makes this media reality its basic principle and interweaves news images from around the world with everyday scenes in Vienna. Where and when the crisis begins and where and when it ends is increasingly difficult to distinguish, becoming more a question of montage and less and less related to actual spatio-temporal circumstances.
Ten years later, Anja Salomonowitz portrays Carmen Martinek in CARMEN, who has a libidinous relationship with some of the very concrete spaces of image-presentation – Vienna’s movie theaters. But the cinema does not belong to her alone and is also, it is said, threatened with extinction – meaning this love is also already headed for crisis.
This film will be shown as part of the screening BILDERLIEBE UND BILDERKRIEG.
- Carmen Martinek
- Hannes Anderwald
- Gregor Wille
- Anja Salomonowitz
- Samir Zeciri
- Helmut Kahlert