From: Anthology Intern (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 05 2010 - 10:39:52 PDT
If you are in New York tonight through Sunday, don't miss Anthology’s
series of films by Austrian experimental filmmaker Mara Mattuschka,
co-presented with The Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Here’s the
Showing at Anthology:
THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK PRESENTS:
June 25-27, Friday - Sunday
One of the most important experimental filmmakers in Europe
Born in Bulgaria but resident in Vienna since 1976, Mara Mattuschka
is one of the most important experimental filmmakers in Europe, and
represents a link between Valie Export and the younger generation of
avant-garde film artists in Austria today. A prolific filmmaker since
the mid-80s, she has amassed a body of work comprising more than two-
dozen films, which are among the most physical and tactile works in
experimental cinema. Taking place in a bizarre realm reminiscent of
the worlds of David Lynch, Guy Maddin, or Jan Svankmajer, they’re
distinguished by their preoccupation with sexuality, their aggressive
materiality, and their focus on the female body – usually
Mattuschka’s own (she appears in many of her films under the guise of
Mimi Minus) – which is aggressively manipulated, transformed, and
attacked, by means of paint, ink, and other substances, as well as by
various photographic effects. At once erotic and grotesque,
transgressive and playful, her work is unmistakable and
unforgettable. This series will present a broad selection of her work
over the years, including her most recent film, BURNING PALACE.
“I use the body as an instrument as well as an expression of an idea.
There is the idea of body and the reality of the body and the
physical sense of the body. The more I become aware of these things,
the more the body becomes an instrument. In this way, my female body
becomes the best instrument that I know. There is nothing else that I
can use equally as well. For me, it is brush, pencil, and thought. …
But for me it is never directly about sex. I want something
psychological and I express it with the body as a means, with the
language of the body.” –M.M.
NAVELFABLE / NABELFABEL (1984, 4 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
CAESAREAN SECTION / KAISER SCHNITT (1987, 4 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
PROJECT ARSE MACHINE / UNTERNEHMEN ARSCHMASCHINE (1997, 17 minutes,
16mm, b&w) (in collaboration with Gabriele Szekatsch)
PLASMA (2004, 11 minutes, BetaSP)
RUNNING SUSHI (2008, 28 minutes, BetaSP) (in collaboration with Chris
Total running time: ca. 70 minutes.
–Friday, June 25 at 7:30.
LEGAL ERRORIST (2005, 15 minutes, BetaSP, b&w) (in collaboration with
BALL-HEAD / KUGELKOPF (1985, 6 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
PARASYMPATHICA (1986, 5 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
CEROLAX II (1985, 3 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
PART TIME HEROES (2007, 33 minutes, BetaSP) (in collaboration with
Total running time: ca. 65 minutes.
–Saturday, June 26 at 7:30.
COMEBACK (2005, 14 minutes, BetaSP, b&w)
S.O.S. EXTRATERRESTRIA (1993, 10 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
LES MISERABLES (1987, 2 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
THANK YOU, I HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED / DANKE, ES HAT MICH SEHR GEFREUT
(1987, 2 minutes, 16mm, b&w)
BURNING PALACE (2009, 33 minutes, 35mm) (in collaboration with Chris
Total running time: ca. 65 minutes.
–Sunday, June 27 at 7:30.
Organized in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
Very special thanks to Mara Mattuschka; Andreas Stadler, Martin
Rauchbauer & Alexander Bogner (Austrian Cultural Forum); and Gerald
Weber & Ralph McKay (Sixpack Film).
Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F to
2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.
Tickets: $9 general; $7 for students, seniors, & children (12 &
under); $6 AFA members.
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