are the winners of the Erste Bank's
MoreVALUE Film Award
, which they received for their experimental landscape film
at the 2014
. On the occasion of their one-month residency at Deutsches Haus at NYU, we co-present with
Anthology Film Archives
, and the
Austrian Cultural Forum
a screening of
(2014). Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice will be present to introduce and discuss their work.
Since 2011, each annual edition of the Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival) has featured the granting of the MoreVALUE Film Award to one or more Austrian filmmakers whose films are included within the festival. Designed to showcase the best of Austrian cinema, the Award was founded by Erste Bank, the Viennale’s main sponsor, and is awarded according to the findings of an independent jury. The Award brings a cash prize as well as a one-month residency as a visiting film scholar hosted and organized by the Deutsches Haus at NYU. The screenings are co-organized by the Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Anthology has presented the award-winning films in the past, and they continue the tradition this year with special screenings of both of the 2014 winners: Sudabeh Mortezai’s docudrama
and Gerhard Treml & Leo Calice’s experimental landscape film
This nine-part film is the creation of the Office for Narrative Landscape Design, a group of artists, filmmakers, architects, and landscape designers. O.N.L.S.D., according to its mission statement, “investigates the narrative nature of landscapes. In the process, new questions arise about how we see and use landscapes within stories of everyday life, work, science, politics, fiction, movies, dreams, or the news.” Consisting of nine short chapters, each depicting American desert landscapes shot from a seemingly impossible, birds-eye vantage,
focuses on various men and women who exist on the margins of society.
2014, 61 minutes, digital
Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.
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is an American/Austrian artist based in Vienna. His practice explores narrative strategies in order to appropriate, investigate, and reconfigure spatial relations basic to our construction of reality. His work relies on scripting, drawing, staged photography, and installation. He is currently directing the collaborative art-based research program “Eden’s Edge” in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
was trained as a chef and worked in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Austria. He later studied Landscape Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He is interested in ephemeral interventions allowing for a new interpretation of places and the creation of (imaginative) spaces.
For more information on the screening of the second award-winning film, Sudabeh Mortezai’s docudrama