Under the Underground

Angela Christlieb
AT 2019 · 54‘ · DCP · dOF+eUT · Tirolpremiere

Q&A with Angela Christlieb
Moderation: Roberta Hofer (Journalistin und Filmwissenschaftlerin)

Sa 18.07.2020 – 17:45 – Leokino2
Double Feature mit MENSCH MASCHINE OR PUTTING PARTS TOGETHER

Man sollte einige der Dinge, die in diesem Film zu besichtigen sind, besser nicht zu Hause probieren, wenn man keinen größeren Wert darauf legt, sich beispielsweise unversehens einen Starkstromschlag durch den Körper zu jagen. Denn in dem fast schon surrealen Paralleluniversum, das der Wiener Musiker, Ingenieur und Tontechniker Chris Janka sich in weitläufigen Katakomben irgendwo im siebenten Bezirk eingerichtet hat, finden ungesicherte elektrotechnische Experimente statt, als wäre das ganz normal. Janka baut und bastelt unaufhörlich an seinem Equipment, scheint aber auch helle Freude an Erfindungen und Versuchsanordnungen zu haben, deren Zweck sich Außenstehenden nicht wirklich erschließt. (Stefan Grissemann)

Janka Industries, a former vault turned into a creative space, has become one of the central points of Vienna’s counter-culture. Artists and bands such as Voodoo Jürgens, Petra und der Wolf and Tankris can be found there, rehearsing in the midst of a pile of instruments and electrical appliances with sometimes mysterious functions accumulated over the years. Angela Christlieb (Whatever Happened to Gelitin) offers us an unforgettable tour of the owner punctuated by heady musical performances. (Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival)

Angela Christlieb tudied Video Art and Experimental Filmmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts of Berlin under Valie Export, Heinz Emigholz and Elfi Mikesch. In 1997, she moved to New York with an Emerging Artist grant and began working as an independent filmmaker, producing several shorts. In 2014 she both produced and directed Whatever Happened to Gelitin, which was shown at DIAMETRALE in 2018. In 2016 she realized Into an Alien Land, an experimental short. in 2019 her new short film Superunknown was premiered and won the first prize Best Short Film at Bideodromo Festival in San Sebastian. Her new feature documentary Under the Underground premiered at Diagonale Festival of Austrian Films and won the Jury prize Best Music Documentary at Music Film Festival Hamburg and the Audience Award at Soundwatch Music Film Festival Berlin..

Director, Writer, Edit, Production Angela Christlieb Cinematography Philipp Bevanda, Chris Krikellis, Angela Christlieb Cast Chris Janka, Ali Janka Music La Coquette, Petra und der Wolf, Schapka, Tankris, Voodoo Jürgens, XTMLX, Blueblut, Chicken, First Fatal Kiss, Luise Pop, MusikarbeiterInnenkapelle, Noisy Town Groove

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