Coda 2012/2017

Video, 244 minutes
Triptych closing part
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

The Party 2012/2017

Video, 205 minutes
Triptych part three
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

As-If-Not 2012/2017

Video, 164 minutes
Triptych part two
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The Use of Bodies 2012/2017

Video, 138 minutes
Triptych part one
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Das Innere Kind 2004/2016

Video, 185 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Palladio 2.27 2013/2016

Video, 3 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, 5 November, 2016

Tandis / Für Nora 2016

Video, 59 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Dance performance by Nora Kazemi, Tehran, 22 April, 2016

Kindsein in Europa 2004/2015

Video, 232 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Vienna, Künstlerhaus, 4 September–18 October, 2015
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 October, 2015
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, World Children's Day, 20 November, 2015

Noli Me Tangere – The View 1996/2014

Video, 41 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Francia 2013 2013/2014

Video, 112 minutes
Based on a script by and realized together with Aija Laura Zivitere, Riga
co-r, ph, s, co-e, co-p (with ALZ Pavilion Films)

Essay film in two movements about the swap of the French and the German Pavilions at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2013.

One to One Teheran Connected 2012

Video, 115 minutes
r/ph/s (Hamid Hamidreza, Hanieh Vakilian, Michael Pilz, Nora Kazemi, Torang Abedian), e/p (MP)

Vienna Künstlerhauskino, 12 February, 2012
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, 22 June, 2013

Skizze in Ton und Bild für GB 2012

Der Mann. Die Frau. Das Land. Gerald Brettschuh. Eine Rückschau.

Video, 88 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Vorau/Styria, Vinofaktur, January, 2012

13 Szenen in Ton und Bild für GB 2011

Gerald Brettschuh, Landschaften.

Video, 27 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Roman Diary 2011

Video, 124 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Vienna, Künstlerhauskino, 12 July, 2011
Rotterdam, 41st International Film Festivals, January, 2012
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Buenos Aires, BAFICI, April, 2012
Vienna, Künstlerhauskino, 12 February, 2013

Rose and Jasmine 2006/2010

Video, 106 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Rotterdam, 40th International Film Festivals, January, 2011
Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, November, 2010
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2011
Hall/Tyrol, Galerie Sankt Barbara, 10 April, 2011
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Esfahan, Iran, 20 June, 2012
Tehran, Mohsen Gallery, Workshop, 6 June, 2014

Invocation of Bliss 2009

Video, 92 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Goa, 40th International Film Festival of India, November, 2009
Galerie St. Barbara, Hall in Tirol, 10 April, 2011
Vienna Künstlerhauskino, 17 May, 2011
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Vienna Künstlerhauskino, 12 February, 2013

Für Erwin Puls 1988/2009

Video, 19 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Filmed on 20 January, 1988, edited on 8 January, 2009.
My dear friend Erwin died on January 2, 2003.
We often met for coffee and cigarettes. I was preparing to film Feldberg at the time and Erwin wanted to learn how to make films. One scene shows us meeting Erwin's mother Gertrude and you'll also see me playing with a handmade pistol, which Erwin's and Tatjana's son Philipp always played with when he watched crime movies on TV. As far as I know, this video is a rare document of Erwin Puls.

Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Metro Kino/Filmarchiv Austria, 22 January, 2009

Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, project space, Exhibition „Erwin Puls, Die Phantome des Begehrens“, 28 January–15 March, 2009

MF – Für Marianne Fritz 2008

Video, 52 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Marianne Fritz, born on 14th December, 1948, one of the leading austrian writers.
On 9th December 2008 I meet her voice in the house where she had lived until she died on 1st October 2007.

Premiere at Filmhaus Kino Vienna on 14th December, 2008 on the occasion of her 60th birthday.
Graz, Steirischer Herbst, Literaturhaus, 28 September–08 October, 2010
Vienna, Literarisches Quartier Alte Schmiede, 17 February, 2011, Fritzpunkt/Klaus Kastberger/Michael Pilz, Geschichte der eigenen Knochen – Einblicke in Naturgemäß III

Fritzmanöver 2008

Video, 67 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Stadttheater Wien, Marianne Fritz – Das Hirn wird populär! – Eine Klausur unter der Hohen Wand / Die Festung, Teil 2, Dreistetten, Lower Austria.

Yemen Travelogue –
Days at Shibam and Seiyun
2006/2008

Video, 160 minutes (180 minutes, first version)
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

The cities of Shibam and Seiyun in the Hadramout Valley, Republic of Yemen, April, 2006. Personal reflections on the music, the faces and the landscape of the Hadramout Valley, one of the oldest cultures of this world.
A film for meditation.

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 22 November, 2008 (first version)
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2009 (second version)
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, January, 2010
Lisboa, doclisboa, November, 2010
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Jewel Of The Valley /
Dourat Al–Wadi
2006/2008

Video, 364 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Seiyun, Hadramout, Republic of Yemen, 17–21 April, 2006, music- and filmrecordings with the Shibam District Music & Traditional Arts Ensemble for their first music–CD, on an invitation by Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj and the Yemeni–German Shibam Urban Development Project (GTZ). Complete original recordings „for the archives“.
A film for meditation.

For Some Friends 2004/2008

A film by Gabriele Hochleitner about, for and with Michael Pilz

Video, 96 minutes

Edited by Timothy McLeish
Realized and produced by Gabriele Hochleitner

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, 6 November, 2009

Unter Freunden II 1966/2008

16 mm, b/w, sound from 2008, 14 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, 6 November, 2009

Die Erotik der Leere 2008

Video, 62 minutes
r, p, original language German

A film for meditation

Two lectures on „The Sensual Appeal of Emptiness“, part of a special program encompassing the presentation of Paticca Samuppada/1986, Staatz Ende/1989, Siberian Diary–Days at Apanas/2003, Indian Diary–Days at Sree Sankara/2000, Gwenyambira Simon Mashoko/2002, Cage/1992 and Windows, Dogs and Horses/2005, April 4, 2008, Graz, Austria, festival of Austrian films.

A Prima Vista 1964/2008

16 mm/Video, 91 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, January, 2008
Graz, Styria, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2008
Vienna, Künstlerhaus, Zeitraumzeit, installation, 5 October–2 November, 2008
Jihlava, Czech Republik, 12th International Documentary Filmfestival, Between the Seas, October, 2008
Manila, 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival, October, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective Michael Pilz,
14–30 November, 2008
Bellaria, Italy, anteprimadoc, June, 2009
Uherské Hradiště (CZ), 35th Summer Film School, 26 July, 2009
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
Vienna, Okto-TV, 18 and 25 April, 2010
New York City Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Haiku happens 2005/2007

Video, 7 minutes
r, ph, s, e

28 filmmakers working on different cinematographic haikus for a project that will also use the internet (total 38 minutes).
Project idea and design by Werner Penzel, Marion Neumann, and Jean Perret. Produced by Laboratoire Village Nomade, Estavayer-le-Lac, Suisse (www.jourparjour.net).
I produced five and I'm showing two short haiku–style films that draw on footage filmed in September 2005 around an old Venetian villa built by Andrea Palladio in Ipplis, Friuli, Italy.

Nyon, Switzerland, Visions du Réel, April, 2007
Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, 14 December, 2007
Vienna, Künstlerhaus, zeichnen, zeichnen, 21 June–11 August, 2013

P.r.a.t.e.r. 1965/2007

16 mm, b/w, no sound, 12 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, 14 December, 2007

Four Minutes With Keith Goddard 1997/2007

Video, 4 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Parade Linz09 im Rückblick, 8–10 December, 2009

Für Keith Goddard 1997/2007

Video, 23 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Parade Linz09 im Rückblick, 8–10 December, 2009
Linz, Dorf-TV, 16 February, 2011

Silence 2007

Video, 96 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Film for meditation

Riga, Latvia, 17th European Documentary Film Symposium, September, 2007
Vilnius/Lithuania, November, 2007
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com

Windows, dogs and horses 1993/2005

Video, 40 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

A film for meditation. Content follows form.

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 27 January, 2006
Graz, Styria, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2006
Nyon, Switzerland, Visions du Réel, April, 2006
Esfahan/Iran, SUREH/Institute of Art, University of Esfahan, Islamic Center for Culture and Arts, 17 May, 2006
Jihlava, Czech Republik, 10th International Documentary Filmfestival, October, 2006
Vienna, Okto-TV, 21 January, 2007
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Tehran, Austrian Embassy, 7 June, 2012

That’s all there is 1988/2005

Video of two parts
Part 1 – 151 minutes
Part 2 – 142 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

In September 1988, rehearsals for three late plays by Samuel Beckett were started, at George Tabori's theater Der Kreis in Vienna. Jack Garfein was the director. I accompanied his work throughout the six weeks of the project. The film shows the work on Ohio Impromptu.

Graz, Styria, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2006
Amsterdam, International Filmfestival Rotterdam
& Holland Festival, 9 June, 2006
Antwerp/Belgium, Museum of Contemportary Art, 17–19 November, 2006

Für Tapfuma Gutsa 2004

Video, 22 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Waterdrops and portraits of different African and European persons for the installation NGARAVA: VANISHING CULTURES by the Zimbawean sculptor Tapfuma Gutsa, at the Manchester Art Gallery, December, 2004, the Dieleman Gallery, Belgium, March, 2005 and the October Gallery, London, March, 2006.

28 April 1995 Aus Liebe / For Love 1995/2004

Video, 180 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Austrian writer Brigitte Schwaiger speaking about her life in Spain during the Franco Era and her marriage with a military commandante in the late sixties.

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Vienna, Filmhaus am Spittelberg, 22 March, 2011
Graz, Synema/Living Catalogue, KIZ, 25 May, 2011
Freistadt, Local Bühne, 10 March, 2012
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, 19 June, 2013

SchÄffergasse 2 1998/2004

Video by Helmut Eisendle (r, ph, s, e, p), 23 minutes

Vienna Ottakring, Cafe International, 29 January, 2004
Graz, Literaturhaus, 28 January, 2009

SchÄffergasse 1 1998/2004

Video by Helmut Eisendle (r, ph, s, e, p), 61 minutes

In 1998, I helped my friend, Austrian writer Helmut Eisendle (1939–2003), create two videos. First presentations were launched in 2004.

Vienna Ottakring, Cafe International, 29 January, 2004
Graz, Austria, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March 2005
Graz, Austria, Literaturhaus, 28 January, 2009
Leibnitz, Austria, Galerie Marenzi, 28 June, 2009

Memories Of You
7 December 2003
2003/2004

Video, 26 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Remembering with love: Austrian writer Helmut Eisendle and his wife Elisabeth Mössler.

Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, November 19, 2004
Rotterdam, International Filmfestival, January, 2005
Graz, Austria, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2005
Riga, Latvia, 16th European Documentary Film Symposium, September 2005
Graz, Austria, Literaturhaus, 28 January, 2009
Leibnitz, Austria, Galerie Marenzi, 28 June, 2009
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com

Across the River 1997/2004

Video, 151 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Reflections on a special cultural exchange program between Austria and Zimbabwe: Meeting members of the Tonga people at Siachilaba/Binga and the Simonga Ngome Buntibe music ensemble.

Rotterdam, International Filmfestival, January, 2005
Mulonga.Net Festival 9/2004, Siachilaba/Zimbabwe and HMH Gallery, Linz/Austria
Zwettl/Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, 25 February, 2005
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, VII Festival Iberoamericano de Cine de Santa Cruz, August, 2005
Thiruvananthapuram, Journeys, International Travel Film Festival Kerala, September 2005
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
Linz, Dorf-TV, 16 February, 2011
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, 24 August, 2014

The Art Of Flow 2003

Video, 107 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Veni Labi performing FlowNuad, live-performance with Alex, Yogacenter Ganesha, Vienna,
24 August, 2003

Siberian Diary –
Days At Apanas
1994/2003

Video, 140 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Short version of Prisyadim Na Dorozhku (1995) during a journey to Central Siberia with my friend Bertien van Manen, acclaimed dutch photographer, focusing on our stay at the village Apanas.

Nyon, Switzerland, Visions du Réel, Festival International du Cinéma, International Competition, April, 2003
Jihlava, Czech Republik, 7th International Documentary Filmfestival, October, 2003
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, South India, Journeys, International Travel Film Festival Kerala, September 2005
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Gräten im Fritzpunkt 2002

Video, 31 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Stadttheater Wien, Marianne Fritz – Gräten im Fritzpunkt / Lesen, naturgemäß / Szenische Miniaturen

Hwange 1997/2002

Video, 44 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Elegia Romana 2001/2002

Video, 52 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Gwenyambira Simon Mashoko 1997/2002

Video, 210 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Presented both as a film and an element of the installation Gwenyambira – A Tribute to Simon Mashoko, the great musician and composer of Zimbabwe, Simon Mashoko, 1917?–2007 (sound by Klaus Hollinetz, video by Michael Pilz, photography by Werner Puntigam).

Vienna, Galerie Habari, 28 February–8 April, 2002 (installation)
Bad Radkersburg, Styria/Austria, 26 June–28 July, 2002 (installation)
Vienna, Künstlerhaus, Salonausstellung, 21 August–22 September, 2002 (video participation)
Linz, HMH Galerie, 28 August–29 September, 2002 (installation)
Rotterdam, International Filmfestival, <based upon> True Stories, January, 2003
Jihlava, Czech Republik, 7th International Documentary Filmfestival, October, 2003
Duisburg, Germany, Duisburger Filmwoche, November, 2003
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2004
Munich, Pasinger Fabrik, Africa in Motion, 11 November, 2004–9 January, 2005
Maputo / Fortaleza (Biennale Photo Festa Maputo 2006), 14 October–15 November, 2006 (installation)
Belgrade / Museum of African Arts, 30 November–9 December, 2006 (installation)
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Was ist Film 2001

Essay/Diary on Die Geschichte des filmischen Denkens in Beispielen – zusammengestellt von Peter Kubelka, opening program, Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, 2 – 14 December, 1996

Im Spiegel des Fremden 2001

Video, 61 minutes (realized and produced by Christoph Hübner, Witten, Germany)

Dialog with Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss (May, 2000, Vienna) for 3sat-TV, 11 February, 2001
Dokumentarisch arbeiten: Im Spiegel des Fremden, published by Gabriele Voss, Verlag Vorwerk8, Berlin, ISBN 3-930916-36-3

FÜr Eric Neunteufel 2001

Video, 45 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Eugen Bartmer Poems

Krems, Literaturhaus, premiere of Eugen Bartmer’s book, April, 2001
Vienna, Literaturhaus, presentation of Eugen Bartmer’s book, July, 2001

La Habana 2001

Video, 72 minutes
r (with Gabriele Hochleitner), ph (with G.H.), s (with G.H.), e (with G.H.), p Simon Field and Sandra de Hamer for the 30th International Filmfestival Rotterdam, René Goosens and Annemieke van Gorp for De Productie Rotterdam and Michael Pilz Film Vienna, concept On the Waterfront, January, 2001

Rotterdam, International Filmfestival, special program On the Waterfront, January, 2001
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2001
Bristol, Arnolfini, Port City/On the Waterfront, September, 2007

Indian Diary –
Days At Sree Sankara
2000

Video, 168 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

A colourful collection of enchanting encounters during my stay at an Ayurvedic hospital in a little town in Kerala, Southern India.

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, February, 2001 Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2001 Vienna, Medienwerkstatt Wien, 19 and 20 June, 2001
Vienna, Künstlerhaus, Salonausstellung, 21 August–22 September, 2002
Riga, Latvia, 16th European Documentary Film Symposium, September 2005 (fragment)
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Bangalore, India, Humanity Explored, online film festival, 2009, www.cultureunplugged.com
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March 2012
Vienna, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Nach Indien! (on the occasion of early works of Satyajit Ray), 18 December, 2013

Gut und Böse sind Vorurteile Gottes 2000

Radio performance with Helmut Eisendle, Radio-Play by Helmut Eisendle, aired by Austrian Ö1–radio; the voice of Mr. Tyson;
45 minutes, 26 June, 2000

Da capo al fine –
Was ich erinnere nicht was ich sehe
1995/99

Da capo al fine – What I Remember And Not What I See

Video, 103 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Karlstein-Art-Symposium 5 – 12 August, 1995

Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2000

Pieces Of Dreams 1988/99

Video, 55 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Director Jack Garfein working on a play by Samuel Beckett (Ohio Impromptu), filmed in Vienna, 3 September 1988, completed eleven years later

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, January, 2000 Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 2000 Duisburg, Germany, Duisburg Filmwoche, November, 2000
Antwerp/Belgium, Museum of Contemportary Art, 17–19 November, 2006
Shahrecord/Iran, SUREH/Institute of Art, University of Esfahan, 14 October, 2007
Esfahan/Iran, SUREH/Institute of Art, University of Esfahan, 15 October, 2007
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Für Ed Schulz 1999

Video, 64 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Vienna, 14/15 April, 1999, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, in memory Ed Schulz 1942 – 1999

Bridge To Monticello 1996/98

Video, 110 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Three days with Austrian painter Josef Schützenhöfer, who has spent the last 25 years in and around Dallastown, P.A., USA, March, 1996

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1999
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March 1999
Duisburg, Germany, Duisburger Filmwoche, Nov. 1999
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Uherské Hradiště (CZ), 35th Summer Film School, 27 July, 2009
Vienna, okto-TV, 17 June, 2012

Exit Only 1998

Video, 86 minutes
co-r (Thomas Schneider), co-ph, co-s, co-e, p

Reflections on an special cultural exchange program between Austria and Zimbabwe: Meeting with members of the Tonga music ensemble Simonga during the festival Nyaminyami – The Valley Tonga Culture, in Siachilaba near Lake Kariba and in Harare, the concerts Five Reflections on Tonga Music, and during a crossing of the Austrian Alps.

For Austrian TV (ORF, 5 November, 1998) and 3sat-TV (31 October, 1999)

Für Walter Neumayer II 1991/1998

Video, 64 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Spontaneus meeting with artist Walter Neumayr at his home, including a presentation of his work.
Filmed on 17 January 1991 in Sankt Georgen/Gölsen and re-edited seven years later. Extended version of FÜR WALTER NEUMAYER I.

Für Richard G. Künz 1998

Video, 16:9, 41 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Shown at the exhibition Die Römische Spur, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, June, 1998

Dallastown, USA 1996/98

Video, 164 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Three days in and around Dallastown, P.A, with Austrian imigrant and painter Josef Schuetzenhoefer and his family; long version, video installation, Schloß-Galerie Pöllau, Styria, Austria, 16 May–30 June, 1998;
presented at the exhibition America no more, Josef Schützenhöfer, Landscapes, Paintings.

View Of The World 1997/98

Video, 242 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

In conjunction with the sound-installation Wounded Earth
by Keith Goddard and Klaus Hollinetz presented at the Osterfestival 1998 – Galerie St. Barbara, Hall, Tyrol (30 March–9 April, 1998),

special montage of the video material of the video TONGA (summer 1997);
the personal view on a cultural exchange with Zimbabwe, Africa, involving traditional African musicians and composers of Western electro-acoustic music


1997, Honorary Award for Media Art / Documentary Film, Government of Lower Austria


1996, Honorary Award for Film Art, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Department for the Arts

Was übersetzt ist noch
nicht angekommen
1996

Facts For Fiction

Video, 69 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

A one–night ride through New York with a remarkable cab driver: Jeff Perkins, artist and a friend of mine. The original title — „What Translates Has Not Yet Arrived“ — relates to Emmanuel Levinas (1905–1995).

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, January, 1997
Duisburg, Germany, Duisburger Filmwoche, shown at the symposium Wo bleibt die Arbeit?, November, 1997
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, March, 1998
Vienna, Exercise in Reality, 18 April, 1999
Vienna, Moving Station: West, December, 2000
Planete-TV, Multithematiques, France, October 2001
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Vom Filmen und Gefilmtwerden 1996

About Filming and Being Filmed

Essay/diary on a Film-Students’ Symposium on Film, June 1996, Unterpertholz, Lower Austria

Sein und Bedeutung 1995/96

Being and Meaning

Essay/diary dealing with a Film-Students’ Symposium on Film (May 1995, Salzburg, Austria) and the film Irgendwo hätt’ ich sonst hingewollt (1995).

Toleranz – Intoleranz 1995

Tolerance – Intolerance

Video, 151 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Participation in the exhibition of Visual Art for Children and Young People, Horn, Lower Austria, 23 September – 8 October, 1995. Using material concerning with the Karlstein Symposium 1994 and 1995.

Anmerkungen
zur Kinematographie
von Laila Pakalnina
1995

Notes On The Cinematography
Of Laila Pakalnina

Essay in conjunction with two short films by Laila Pakalnina, Riga, Latvia (Vela, 1991 and Pramis, 1993); published by Oscars, cinema journal, 4–5/1995, Riga, Latvia

Für Radha Anjali 1995

Video, 57 minutes, color
r, ph, s, e, p

Dance performance Mahabharata by Radha Anjali, choreography by Adjar K. Lkaksman, Vienna, Theater des Augenblicks, 17 + 18 March, 1995

Für Christine Gaigg 1995

Video, 115 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Dance performance Oiwei super, choreography by Christine Gaigg, Künstlerhaus Vienna, 2 and 3 October, 1995

Für Brigitte Schwaiger 1995

Video, 2x180 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

German and Spanish version.
The German version was finalized in 2004: 28 April 1995 Aus Liebe / For Love

Irgendwo hätt’ ich sonst
hingewollt
1995

I’d like to have gone somewhere else

16mm, 51 minutes, color, silent
co-sc, co-r, co-ph, co-e co-p

Cinematic experiment realized by Jean-Christopher Burger, Andreas Fröba, Margarethe Fuchs, Bernd Hartung, Gabriele Hochleitner, Regina Höllbacher, Vanessa van Houten, Mathilde Kohl and Michael Pilz
the result of a Film–Students' Symposium on Film, May, 1995, Salzburg in the Alps, Austria.

Salzburg, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, December, 1995 New York, N.Y., Anthology Film Archives, March 1996 Ramsau am Dachstein/Austria, Festival Die Eroberung der Landschaft – Berge im Film, 4 September, 2001

The Making Of
Prisyadim na dorozhku
1995

Video, 34 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Prisyadim na dorozhku 1993/95

Let‘s Sit Down Before We Leave

Video, First montage, 627 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

In the winter of 1994, I traveled to Central Siberia with my friend Bertien van Manen, acclaimed dutch photographer

Salzburg, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, 1995
Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1996
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival, 1996
Paris, Institut Néerlandais, November, 1997 – January, 1998, part of the exhibition Bertien van Manen, photographies 1977–1997
Montréal, Canada, October, 1999, shown at the exhibition Bertien van Manen, photographies 1977–1997
Vienna, Afro Asiatisches Institut Galerie, 3 – 31 May, 2000, shown at the exhibition Vor und hinter dem Ural

Parts of this work have been incorporated into a Dutch TV film by Cees van Ede, NPS, „Bertien van Manen, fotograaf“, which was broadcast on November 4, 1996.

Sibirisches Tagebuch 1993/95

Sibirian Diary

Notes on the journey to Central Siberia, February – March 1994 (Prisyadim na dorozhku, 1994/95)

Für Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky 1994

Video, work in progress, since Bernhard Frankfurter died in January 2000 approx. 300 minutes of original recordings are lost.
From our first meeting with M. Schütte-Lihotzky on March 24, 1994, approx. 33 minutes still exist.
ph, s, co-r (Bernhard Frankfurter), p

Für Walter Stach und Dieter Schrage 1994

Video, 210 minutes (montage in camera)
r, ph, s, e, p

Cultural performance Kultur am Damm, 22-23 March, 1994, Wien-Donaustadt

All the Vermeers in Prague 1987/94

Video, 121 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

A personal way of looking at some more or less private moments that occurred over the recent years

Rotterdam, International Film Festival 1994 – Home Movie Master
Salzburg, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, 1995

Delphi Declaration 1988/1993

Installation Vienna Festival, 15 May – 20 June, part of the project Drehmomente and einsiedeln – ein zustand, composed of the video Il faut apprendre à voir and historic documents of the conference of the European Federation of Audiovisual Filmmakers, 1988, Delphi, Greece, reflections on cultural manipulation through mass media (Delphi Declaration).

Il Faut Apprendre À Voir 1988/93

We Need To Learn How To See

Video, 136 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Personal impressions of the historic meeting of the European Federation of Audiovisual Filmmakers on the occasion of the European Cinema and Television Year, reflections on cultural manipulation through mass media (Delphi Declaration) at Delphi, Greece
Part of the installation Delphi Declaration, Vienna Festival, Vienna, 15 May – 20 June, 1993

State Of Grace 1991/93

Video, 89 minutes (montage in camera)
r, ph, s, e, p

In August, 1992 Sebastian Prantl, Cecilia Li, and Michael Pilz met for a four-week international symposium on dance, music, and film based among others on reflections of John Cage and Chuang Tzu.

Salzburg, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, 1993
Frankfurt a.M., Alte Oper, Screen Dance, 1993
Vienna, Video edition Austria 1993 (documentaries)
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival 1994
Premiere-TV, Germany, autumn 2003

Cage 1992

Video, 140 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Long version of State Of Grace

Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, April, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Für Die Vögel 1992

Installation for 5 Videomonitors, 5 x 5 hours of simultaneously performed video; concerning For The Birds – Event for Dance, Music and Film by Sebastian Prantl, Cecilia Li and Michael Pilz; Vienna, Secession, 4 November, 1992, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Für Die Vögel 1991/92

For The Birds

Video, 71 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

short version of State Of Grace (1991/93)

Für Thomas Lehner – Stadtwerkstatt Linz 1992

Video, 120 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Stadtwerkstatt Linz meets Ars Electronica and 3sat-TV live, 11 September, 1991

Eigentlich spreche ich ja
eine andere Sprache,
und trotzdem haben wir immer
gut miteinander gesprochen
1992

Although I Speak Another Language
We Have Always Managed To Understood Each Other

Video, 101 minutes
co-sc, co-r (Walter Stach), ph, co-e, p

Portrait of a cultural scene personality (Dieter Schrage) and the transifications between cultural and political and facts.

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1992
Vienna, Kleine Galerie, Hommage à Dieter Schrage, June, 2012

Für Walter Marti und Reni Mertens 1992

Video, 153 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

On April 11, 1991, I met my Zurich friends Walter Marti and Reni Mertens, along with their cameraman Urs Thoenen, at the site of the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen. They were working on their feature film Requiem.

Für Josef Fabich 1992

Video, editing not completed
r, ph, s, e, p

On February 6 and 7, 1992, I met Josef Fabich, wine grower in Unterwaitzendorf, Lower Austria. Together with my painter-friend Andi Ortag, I watched Josef working at his distillery.

Für Andreas Ortag 1991

Video, editing not completed
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

On November 28, 1991, my friend Andi Ortag was working on some paintings at his Vienna studio, which he gave up a couple of days later. While he went on painting, I took out my small video camera. It turned into a long and wonderful night.

Der Stadtflieger 1991

35 mm, 90 minutes, lost
co-r (Michael Niedermair), co-ph, co-e, p

Found footage „trash-movie” in the course of the Stadtfilmer-project in Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria (1989–1992); first screening of the first version on 5 May, 1991, Forum Kino, Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria, with live music Fresh Freddie

 

1991 Certificat de Finaliste; le jury des Deuxièmes Rencontres Internationales des Arts Graphiques de Chaumont certifie que l’affiche de cinéma Noah Delta II réalisée par Michael Pilz, Autriche, a été présélec- tionnée pour l’exposition des finalistes du 2e Festival qui s’est tenu à Chaumont du 1er au 9eme juin 1991.
1991 Lecture as part of Actions for the Non Fiction Film, further education program at VHS Stöbergasse, Vienna, 7 March, 1991.
Für Walter Neumayer I 1991

Video, 28 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Spontaneus meeting with artist Walter Neumayr at his home, including a presentation of his work.
In the context with the Stadtfilmer-project in Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria (1989/92)

Two Horse Town 1990/91

Video, 53 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Personal perspective on the guided press tour of the newly opened Sports School of the Province of Lower Austria (Austrian architect Wolfgang Mistelbauer)
In the context with the Stadtfilmer-project in Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria (1989/92)

Für Sebastian Prantl 1990

Video, 182 minutes
r, ph, s, e, p

Dance performance Klangräume (Vienna Museum of Modern Art, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Sezession)

Zähflüssiger gegen und Verkehr 1990

Dialogue (with Peter Zach) about the Stadtfilmer-project in Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria,
published by blimp, Graz, Austria, No. 14, Summer, 1990

Feldberg 1987/90

35 mm, color, DOLBY-stereo,1:1,85, 115 minutes
sc, r, co-e, p, (ph Peter Schreiner)

Fiction; in the landscape of Feldberg/Lower Austria there is a non–verbal confrontation between a man and a woman that is both mysterious and transparent, since both actors are not simply playing their roles but seem to be conquering the mountain (G.Z.)

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1990
Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival, 1991
Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1991
Athens, USA, Athens Film Festiva,l 1991
Figueira da Foz, Portugal, Festival Internacional
du Cinéma, 1991
San Jose, California, Cinequest Film Festival, 1991
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival, 1992
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Tehran, Austrian Cultural Forum, 23 June, 2013

 

1989–1992 Concept and realization of the Stadtfilmer-project, initiated by the Cultural Department of the Government of Lower Austria; in cooperation with the new provincial capital of Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria (sin ce 1986); workshops, performances, special film- and videoscreenings, personal views of this newly created capital on film, video, tape, etc.
Impulse für Felix 1989

Essay on a performance by Erwin Puls, Linz, Austria, 1979, published in Über Puls, by Herbstpresse, Vienna, 1989

Für Erwin Puls 1989

My Friend Erwin Puls set up his installation „Deduktionsmaschine“ („Deduction Machine“, 7 x 5 x 6 meters) in a Baroque-style room at Vienna's Museum of Modern Art (Palais Liechtenstein) on March 10, 1989.
I took 144 photographic stills of the mounting and dismantling work, much as I would a film. Published in Über Puls, by Herbstpresse, Vienna, 1989.

Donner.blitzt 1989

Notes on a film project (Feldberg 1987/90),
published by the Cultural Department of the Government of Lower Austria (Katalog des niederösterreichischen Landesmuseums, Neue Folge Nr. 245, Vienna 1989)

Staatz Ende 1986/89

Super 8/35 mm blowup, color, 4 minutes
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Reflections on a telephone conversation and the news that friend and filmmaker Manfred Kaufmann has committed suicide

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1989
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, 1998 – In memoriam Reinhard Pyrker
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

80cm 5t 1989

Eighty Centimeters Five Tons

16 mm, color, 107 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

The result of a three year dialogue with Austrian sculptor Karl Prantl, between sculpture and film and about creativity, intuition, and resistance, or about love, nature, and death

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1989
Nyon, Switzerland, Festival International du Cinéma, 1989
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, 4 December, 1989
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival, 1994

Der Lauf des Wassers 1986/88

Watercourse Way

16 mm film and video VHS, print on video 1'', color, 44 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Personal reflections of meetings with Austrian sculptor Karl Prantl

TV (SWF Südwestfunk Baden-Baden, Germany, 31 July, 1988)
Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1988
3sat-TV (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) 11 February, 2001
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Die Kunst des Reisens 1988

The Art of Travelling

Happening at the Blau-Gelbe-Galerie, Vienna, 4 May, 1988, presented at the symposion Fiction and Reality

Film Gurke Maus Kino 1988

„Zur Wahrnehmung von Wirklichkeit – zur Wirklichkeit von Wahrnehmung” published by blimp, Graz, Austria, No. 6, Spring, 1987

Zen im Steinbruch 1987

16mm, color, 5x5 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Produced in Hinterbichl, Eastern Tyrol, for Bayerisches Fernsehen Munich

Parco delle Rimembranze 1987

Park of Remembrance

16 mm, color, 14 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

An evening at the Parco delle Rimembranze, Venice, following the film Paticca–Samuppada 1986

Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1988
Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1988
Triest, AlpeAdriaCinema, November 1989
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival, 1994
Vienna, Cross Over, Avantgarde and Documentary Film,
3 March, 1997
Zwettl, blaugelbe Galerie, Die lange Nacht des Films,
14 November, 2003
Vienna, Dramatisches Zentrum, Projekt Angeschlossen-Ausgeschlossen, 24 April, 1988
Graz, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, April, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
New York City, Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012

Kein Film – Ein Stückwerk.
Dziga Vertov
1986

Not a Film – Patchwork. Dziga Vertov

Book and 82 various posters published on the occasion of the Austrian Film Days, Wels, 1986

Paticca-samuppada 1986

16/35 mm blowup, color, 16 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

A sunday morning on a downtown Salzburg square, meditating on the old indian Maha Nidana Suttanta: all dhamma (physical and mental phenomena) are paticcasa muppamma (happen by the way of cause). Present life is the result, the creature, the evolute of preceding conditions.

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1986
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival, 1994

Noah Delta II 1984/1985

16 mm, color, 108 minutes
sc, d, e, p

Coproduction with Balacz Bela Studio/Mafilm, Budapest, for ZDF-TV, Germany

„Film is the art of dreams. In a rudimentary narrative layer this fiction film applies the dramatics of the uncertain. It interweaves two fragmentary stories. One never tires of watching“ (Karsten Visarius)

German Television (ZDF), 21 January, 1986
Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1986
Berlin Filmfestival (market), 1986
Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival, 1986
Figueira da Foz, Portugal, Festival Internacional du Cinéma, 1986
Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1986

Wels 1984

Video, color, 84 minutes
co-sc (Bernhard Frankfurter), r, ph, e, co-s, p

Personal view on the Austrian Film Days, Wels, 1984

As a certain part of this project the Austrian photographer Lillian Birnbaum realized 1.000 photographic polaroid portraits of people who attended the film festival. These portraits were exhibited in a special installation during the festival days.

Wels, Austrian Film Days, 1984

Himmel und Erde 1979/82

Heaven and Earth

16/35 mm blowup, color and b&w, 297 minutes
sc, r, co-s, ph, e, p

Part 1: The Order Of Things (142 minutes)
Part 2: The Course Of Things (155 minutes)

„The best Austrian documentary film after the war“ (Franz Manola, Die Presse, Vienna, 1984)

Kapfenberg, Austrian Film Days, 1982
Nyon, Switzerland, Festival International du Cinéma, 1982 (Prix de Jury Oecumenique)
Aurillac, France, Rencontres Cinéma et Monde Rural, 1982
Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival, 1982
Rotterdam, International Film Festival, 1983
Berlin, 41th International Forum of Young Film, 1983
Figueira da Foz, Portugal, Festival Internacional du Cinéma 1983 (Grand Prix for Best Documentary)
Montréal, Canada, Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma, 1983
Paris, Sémaine du Cinéma Autrichien, Cinémathèque Française, November, 1983
Edinburgh, International Film Festival, 1984
German Television, special version in 3 parts (NDR/Hamburg, RB/Bremen, SFB/Berlin, WDR/Cologne, HR/Frankfurt a.M.), 20/27 July and 3 August, 1985
Austrian Television, special version in 3 parts, 2/3/16 October, 1985
Triest, Italy, Festival Alpe-Adria, December, 1987
Graz, Styria, Film Land Steiermark, Festival of Styrian films, June, 1988
San Jose, California, Cinequest Film Festival, 1991
Vienna, Films Trespassing, International Documentary Film Festival, October 1991
Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz, part of the retrospective Landvermessung, 20 Years of Austrian Film, autumn 1991 until spring, 1992
Riga, Latvia, Arsenal, International Film Festival 1994
Vienna, Exercise in Reality, December, 1996
St. Pölten, Austria, part of the exhibition Über die Berge, 1 March – 30 August, 1998
3sat-TV (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) 18 and 23 February, 2001
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Basel/Schweiz, Stadtkino Basel, 17+28 June, 2009
35th Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště (CZ), 27 July, 2009
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, 26 September, 2010
Berlin, International Forum of Young Film, 10–20 February, 2011
Zwettl, Balugelbe Galerie, 17 June, 2011
Vancouver, VIFF, October, 2011
New York City Anthology Film Archives, Retrospective MP, March, 2012
Rotterdam, Worm, 23 October, 2013
Berlin, Ausland, 21 October, 2016

Sandvic Image 1979

16 mm, color, 21 minutes
sc, r, e

Promotion film for Sandvic Steel Industries, Sweden

Landkino 1978

Country Movie Houses

16 mm, color, 14 minutes
sc, r, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF)

Schule und Autorität 1978

School And Authority

16 mm, color, 21 minutes
co-sc (Beate Kögel), r, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF)

Wiener Wirtshaus- und Beislkultur 1978

16 mm, b/w, 7 minutes
sc, r, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF), 11 July, 1978

Szenen aus dem Wiener Milieu 1977/78

Video, color, 120 minutes, lost
co-sc (Bernhard Frankfurter), co-r, ph, co-s, e, p

Two year’s of regular video takes of street life in Vienna's 14th (Penzing) district

Die Generalin 1977

16 mm, color, 45 minutes
co-sc (Beate Kögel), r, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF, 9 December, 1977, TV-version 26 minutes)

Portrait of an elder lady, mother of Austrian film director Herbert Vesely

Vienna, ORF3: Film. Fernsehen. Österreich
Filmarchiv Austria/Metrokino, 3 and 23 November, 2005
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

How the ladies pay (Lou Reed) 1977

16 mm, color, 8 minutes
co-sc (Beate Kögel), r, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF, 27 April, 1977)

Unusual interview on the occasion of his concert in Vienna . Highly personal, funny and rambling.

Austrian TV (ORF, 27 April, 1977)

Shown at the exhibition haus.O – Metal Machine Music, The Amine b Ring, An Electronic Instrumental composition, curated by Fareed Armaly, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany, 21 May–11 June, 1999
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, 1 March, 2013

Franz Grimus 1977

16 mm, color, 45 minutes
sc, r, co-e

Rare portrait of a peasant's life in Austria’s Waldviertel region

Austrian TV (ORF, 17 May, 1977)
Vienna, Exercise in Reality, 15 May, 1996

Vienna, ORF3: Film. Fernsehen. Österreich
Filmarchiv Austria/Metrokino, 8 and 28 November, 2005
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Graz, Diagonale, Austrian Filmmuseum: Ein anderes Land. Fünf österreichische Filmgeschichten 22 March, 2014
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, 17 December, 2014

Langsamer Sommer 1974/76

Slow Summer

Super-8/35 mm blowup, print b&w, 84 minutes
co-sc, co-d, co-ph, p

Realization by John Cook (in cooperation with Michael Pilz, Susanne Schett, Helmut Boselmann, a.o.)

„The canadian filmmaker has produced some of the best Austrian films“ (Michael Omasta); a very private view on some friends and their relations in a tome of disquiet between different stays of life.

Cannes, Festival de Cannes, 1976 (special screening)
Carthage, Festival de Carthage, 1976
1st Austrian filmdays, Velden, 29 September–2 October 1977
Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival, 1977
Düsseldorf, filmforum, 3. Filmwerkschau, 22 January, 1978
Vienna, Graz, Linz, Innsbruck, Sturmjahre – Windstille, 18 programs of Austrian films since 1945, September/October 1997
Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival 2001,
special screening in memory of John Cook 1935-2001
Kapfenberg, Salzburg, Wels, Diagonale on Tour, November 2004
Toronto, York University, Visibility and Performativity, September, 2007
Berlin, Forum des Jungen Films, February, 2009
Munich, Filmfestival Underdox, 26 March, 2009
Basel, Switzerland, Stadtkino, 12-14-20 June, 2009
Vienna, Kino unter Sternen, July, 2009
35th Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště (CZ), 26 July, 2009
Rotterdam, Worm, 11 November, 2009
Vienna, Votivkino, Wien im Film, Dec. 25, 2009–Jan. 7, 2010
Ljubljana, Slovenska Kinoteka, October, 2011
Cinématèque de Toulouse, Austrian Filmmuseum, Utopias of film (some fragements), spring 2014
Graz, Diagonale, March 2017

 

1972–74 Various film and video projects and experiments with John Cook (documentary and fiction)
1975–1977 TV-features and documentaries about various aspects of social therapy, psychoanalysis, psychosomatics, education of children; pilot programs for TV-shows. sc, r, d, e
Co-founder of the Austrian Syndicate of Filmmakers.
Zero 1972/75

16 mm, 3 minutes
r, co-e (Herbert Baumgartner)

Found footage filmed by russian soldiers 1945 in Vienna. On the soundtrack The flat foot floogee with a floy floy, 1938, by Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers. Is also part in Das Lied vom Hofer/1972.

Jahresrückblick 1975

Looking back at 1975

16 mm, 5 minutes
r, co-e (Herbert Baumgartner)

An experiment in search of new forms of entertainment conducted for Austrian Broadcaster ORF. It was produced as part of Der Magazyniker, No. 2 (45 minutes, finished December 5, 1975). It consists of an ironic collage of political highlights taken from 16 mm newsreel material covering the year 1975.

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

L’imagination des yeux 1973

2-inch video, color, 29 minutes
co-sc (Ed Schulz), d, co-e

Austrian TV (ORF, Impulse No. 6, 22 March, 1973)

Older circus artists and rare circus acts staged at a historic Viennese palace, to the music of Django Reinhardt

Austrian TV (ORF, Impulse No. 6, 22 March, 1973)
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Das Lied vom Hofer 1972

2-inch video, b&w, 25 minutes
Austrian TV (ORF, Impulse No. 2, 17 February, 1973)
co-sc (Gert Winkler), d, co-e, co-d (Rainer C. Ecke)

Absurd fiction based on the famous song Das Lied vom Hofa by Austrian songwriter Wolfgang Ambros

Charly Jackson 1972

16 mm, color, TV, unfinished, lost
Austrian TV (ORF)
sc, r

Amateur boxing champion

Easy Feeling 1971

16 mm, color, 6 minutes
sc, r, e, p

Promotion film for my friends Prix and Swiczinsky, young architects of Coop Himmelblau, demonstrating Villa Rosa, 1968

Wladimir Nixon 1971/72

16 mm, color, 23 minutes
co-sc (Gert Winkler), d, e, p, (ph Walter Kindler)

Mysterious fiction starring Lui Dimanche, Yunko lkewanda, Erwin Puls, a.o.

Vienna, Viennale, International Film Festival, 1971
Venice, Biennale di Venezia, 1972
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Wienerinnen 1971

Single 8 mm (Fuji), no sound, 10 minutes
r, ph, p
26 June, 1971, Volksstimme-Fest, Jesuitenwiese, Prater, Vienna
Festival Old and New Masters of Super-8, Vienna 15–18 November, 1996 / Berlin 22 November, 1996 / New York City, Film Anthology Archives, 13–15 December, 1996
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

1971 and 1972 Young Film Artist‘s Award of the City of Vienna.
Coop Himmelblau 1970

16 mm, b&w, 25 minutes
co-sc, co-d (Coop Himmelblau), e

Austrian TV (ORF, 6 May 1970), missing (parts were used for a new film on Coop Himmelblau by Austrian TV/ORF 6 June, 1995)

Maskerade 1969

Single 8 mm (Fuji), no sound, 3 minutes
r, ph, p

Festival Old and New Masters of Super-8, Vienna 15–18 November, 1996 / Berlin 22 November, 1996 / New York City, Film Anthology Archives, 13–15 December, 1996

Lui 1969

16 mm, b/w, no sound, 3 minutes
co-r (Gert Winkler, Lui Dimanche), ph, p

Jascha 1969

16 mm, b/w, 6 minutes, no sound
co-r (Gert Winkler, Werner Jascha), ph, p

Underground 1969

16 mm, b&w, 6 minutes
co-sc, co-d (Gert Winkler), ph, p

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Voom 1968/69

R 8 mm, color and b&w, no sound, approx. 240 minutes, lost
r, ph,
Various subjects and expressions, filmed spontaneously, edited with camera on the set

 

1964–1969 Cinematographer and producer of short films, directed by Khosrow Sinai, Franz Novotny, Gert Winkler and others.
Für Peter Noever und
Achille Castiglioni
1969

16mm, b/w, no sound, 4 minutes
r, ph, e, p

Land-art by Walter Pichler & live happening at Breitenbrunn, Burgenland, Austria

Zwettl, Lower Austria, Blaugelbe Galerie, Die Lange Nacht des Films, December 14, 2007
Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008

Big Shot 1968

16 mm, b&w, 13 minutes
co-sc, co-d (Gert Winkler), ph, e, s, p

Zero budget fiction
Part of the film OHNE PAUSE by Erwin Puls, Austria/1986, 60 minutes

Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Metro Kino/Filmarchiv Austria, 22 January, 2009
Mit einer Einführung von Dieter Schrage.

Symposion 1967

16 mm, b&w, unfinished, lost
sc, r, ph, s, e, p

Sculptor's symposium at Sankt Margarethen, Burgenland, Austria

Hausrucker–Co Ballon für zwei 1967

16mm, colour, no sound, 11 minutes
r, ph, p

Unter Freunden 1966

16 mm, b/w, no sound, 14 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Prater 1965

16 mm, b/w, no sound, 12 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Plakatkleber 1964

16 mm, b/w, no sound, 11 minutes
sc, r, ph, e, p

Vienna, Austrian Filmmuseum, retrospective, 14–30 November, 2008
Vienna, Künstlerhaus, zeichnen, zeichnen, 21 June–11 August, 2013

sc: script
r: realization
d: director
ph: cinematography
s: sound
e: editor
p: producer

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