ephemeropteræ 2013/07 – Edgar Honetschläger, Christian Fennesz

ephemeropteræ 07 at Filmarchiv Austria invites audiences to the screening of AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things (2012). The specially made trailer of the dreamlike film by Edgar Honetschläger is accompanied by a live computer-guitar concert by electronic sound poet and musician Christian Fennesz. Following the live guitar set, AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things is shown at Filmarchiv Austria, one of TBA21–Augarten’s neighbors.

AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things a cinematographic poem. The film by Austrian filmmaker Edgar Honetschläger paints a surreal, beguiled and captivating narrative in a Japanese setting. The exoticism that the film induces and that European viewers might recognize has been transformed by Honetschläger’s personal familiarity of everydayness living in both worlds, and is infused by figures, myths and stories of European and Japanese origin. AUN depicts a fundamental belief in humankind, moreover in individuals for their potential to change the world. Structured as fairytale with interpolated dream sequences, it refutes linear understanding and opens the senses towards the pleasure of story-telling and image-making.

Internationally acclaimed Austrian musician Christian Fennesz composed the soundtrack for the marvelous film AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things. Fennesz’s practice builds on a sonic world of highly processed guitar sounds and electronic drones, a sort of signature sound he has persistently developed and honed over the past decades to create multilayered soundscapes. The musician played a part of his impressive computer-guitar soundtrack live accompanied by a specially made trailer. 
Edgar Honetschläger
Edgar Honetschläger, born 1963 in Austria, lives and works in Tokyo and Vienna. He is an artist, screenwriter and film director. His filmic work interlaces social and historic myths with personal experiences, questioning the nature of cultural aspects. He studied economics and art history at the Universities of Linz, Graz, Vienna and Art Institute San Francisco. 
Christian Fennesz
Christian Fennesz, born 1962 in Austria, lives and works in Paris and Vienna. He is an experimental guitarist and composer and one of the most distinctive voices of electronic music in Austria. He has collaborated with experimental electronic music icons such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keith Rowe and together with Peter Rehberg and Jim O’Rourke he founded the improvisational computer music trio Fenn O’Berg.
July 26, 2013 from 9:30 pm
Fimarchiv Austria,
Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
supported by
Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein
curated by
Daniela Zyman and Boris Ondreička
free admission