Premiere of the Kontakt Video Portraits

Screenings and Conversation at Admiral cinema





with Edek Bartz, Josef Dabernig, Katrina Daschner, Silvia Eiblmayr, Sanja Iveković, Anna Jermolaewa, Peter Kubelka, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Franz Schuh, Clemens Setz, Goran Trbuljak, What, How & for Whom/WHW, Werner Würtinger and Želimir Žilnik

on Thursday, 9 June, 2022, from 5 pm to midnight at the Admiral cinema in Vienna

The Kontakt Video Portraits carry on the tradition of art-historically important Austrian projects: The “portraits of artists” curated by Peter Kogler for the “museum in progress”, which offer an impressive panorama international artistic perspectives of the 1990s, as well as Wilhelm Gaube’s oeuvre of around 250 artist portraits from the 1960s and 1970s.

Film still from the Kontakt Video Portrait of writer Clemens Setz in Vienna in March 2021
Film still from the Kontakt Video Portrait of writer Clemens Setz in Vienna in March 2021

For the Kontakt Video Portraits, the publicist and dramaturge Claus Philipp and the artist Manuel Gorkiewicz were commissioned to conduct and record conversations with Central and Eastern European artists and intellectuals who contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of artistic and social realities and developments in this cultural space.

15 of these portraits have now been completed. Ten of them will be on available on the Kontakt homepage starting this summer. The series will be continuously expanded with new contributions.

Interview: Claus Philipp
Concept and design: Manuel Gorkiewicz, Claus Philipp
Cooperation: Jennifer Gelardo, Julius Lermer
Idea: Peter Kogler, Kathrin Rhomberg
Coordination: Hephzibah Druml


5 pm: Screening of the Video Portraits of Anna Jermolaewa & Ashley Hans Scheirl
6.15 pm: Screening of the Video Portraits of Josef Dabernig & Peter Kubelka
7.30 pm: Conversation with Joerg T. Burger, Peter Kogler and Claus Philipp
8.45 pm: Screening of the Video Portraits of Edek Bartz & Goran Sergej Pristaš
10 pm: Screening of the Video Portraits of Franz Schuh & Clemens Setz

with snacks & drinks

The screenings and conversation can also be attended separately.

Admission is free.

Seat reservations for the individual program items are available at Admiral cinema homepage.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cover picture: Film still from the Kontakt Video Portrait of artist Ashley Hans Scheirl in Vienna in June 2020

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.