Changer d’image / To Alter the Image continues at mumok kino

Fikret Atay, from: Saints of the City, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Chantal Crousel Gallery

Changer d’image / To Alter the Image is a series of performative events that started at mumok kino in April and continues from 25 September until 30 October 2013. The initiative was developed by tranzit and ERSTE Foundation, in partnership with mumok kino, in order to mark the 10th anniversary of tranzit.

Ten international filmmakers, artists or artist groups have been invited to reflect on the process of filmmaking in the form of a live event. The focus is not on the end product of a moving image project but in showing aspects which lead up to it: the forms conceptualization, experimentation and research take. The intention is also to challenge the artists to reflect on the format of the commission, whether and how making a work by invitation influences the working process itself. The performative presentations of the films-in-progress may take shape as a talk, a talk based on film images, a talk presenting some actual shooting, a performance with the actors, a lecture by an invited specialist etc.

Changer d’image takes up the title of a short film by Jean-Luc Godard. Godard was commissioned to make a film on the subject of political change in French politics up to it when, in 1981, the left (Francois Mitterrand) won the presidential elections. His film is a personally performed textual reflection in front of an empty screen. Later it is animated with a chain of images that ”resist change“. It is a personal statement of the capacity or incapacity of changing images to reflect the factual political change he was fighting for.

Changer d’image is curated by Vít Havránek (, Dóra Hegyi (, Georg Schöllhammer (, Raluca Voinea (

The events will take place regularly on Wednesday 7 pm and will be held in English.
The live-performances are followed by screenings of films for a week.

For full program have a look here.

Dates: 25 Sep-30 Oct 2013
Opening Hours: Mo 2-7 pm, Tue-Sun 10 am-7 pm, Thu 10 am-9 pm
Venue: mumok kino (mumok cinema) at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig/MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


Image credit © Fikret Atay, from: Saints of the City, 2012.
Courtesy of the artist and Chantal Crousel Gallery.