Mädchen © Helga Fanderl
Mona Lisa © Helga Fanderl
Karussell © Helga Fanderl
Umlauftank © Helga Fanderl

Helga Fanderl

January 18, 2024

With an analogue Super 8 camera, Helga Fanderl (*1947, Ingolstadt) gives her full attention to people, friendships, animals, works of architecture and social interactions, transforming these encounters into a deeply cinematic form. Altered sections of the image, repetitions, changing frame rates, calm shots or rapid flicker – the artist uses the possibilities offered by a movie camera to shape and give rhythm to her encounters in the moment of filming. This allows her to create a specific form of presence, which conveys the beauty and momentousness of our existence as humans and our emotional connection to the outside world. Working patiently for decades, Fanderl has created a filmic oeuvre whose tender and sensitive preciseness produces an unrivalled cinematic experience. 
For this filmmaker-in-focus program at the Austrian Film Museum, Fanderl has assembled two programs, which she will project herself on Super 8 and 16mm projectors in the cinema and she will also speak about her filmmaking. She will present her recently published monograph, an artist's book that translates her work into book form, and she will lead a workshop at the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film. (Philipp Fleischmann, School Friedl Kubelka for Independent Film / Translation: Ted Fendt)
With Helga Fanderl in attendance

With rich visual and textual material, the book
Helga Fanderl. Konstellationen Super 8 (Hatje Cantz, 2023, 240 pages) provides insight into the aesthetic peculiarity and complexity of Helga Fanderl's work with Super 8. With texts by Helga Fanderl, Ute Aurand, Robert Beavers, Nicole Brenez, Madeleine Bernstorff, Pablo Marín, Christine Noll Brinckmann, Heide Schlüpmann, and many others. Available at our box office.

In collaboration with School Friedl Kubelka for Independent Film
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For each series, films are listed in screening order.
Running time: 56 min
Thu, 18.01.2024 18:00
With Helga Fanderl in attendance
Running time: 56 min
Thu, 18.01.2024 20:30
With Helga Fanderl in attendance