Trains of Thoughts
Trains of Thoughts is an audiovisual essay which reflects upon and compares metro systems around the world. It is an exploration of a world inside the world as well as feelings, fascination, obsession, fear and themes - of survival, control and silence - that revolve it.
Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX)
Life in Loops is a remix of images and sounds. About 30% of the material originates directly from the documentary film Megacities by Michael Glawogger, the rest is constructed from unused footage from Megacities along with new footage of Tokyo. The sound, created by the Sofa Surfers, is another fundamental element of the film, defining the visual edits, and vice versa. The result is a symbiotic connection between image and sound that could best be described as an experimental-music-documentary film.
Born 1973 in Böblingen, Germany. Austrian citizen, 1993-99: Visual Media (Prof. Peter Weibel) at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, 1995 - Visuals & Performances all around Europe. 1996 - The first short film “wirehead” made with Norbert Pfaffenbichler was at 30 intl. film festivals and awarded at: Balance Akte Vienna, Badalona, Spain, ZKM Medienkunstpreis Karlsruhe, Diagonale Graz. 1997 - some of his music videos shown on MTV, VIVA 2, VIVA etc. 1999 - The first short film on his own “cargo” reached 50 intl. short film festivals, awarded at Palm Springs ISFF, Empire State FF USA, Videolisboa, Nextframe. 2002 - over 70 intl. festivals with experimental films “Sofa Rockers” & “Neon” (now in the permanent exhibition of Centre Pompidou). 2004 - La Biennale di Venezia, 9. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura / 18-24.10 METAMORPH “place your piece”. 2006 - Life in Loops - A Megacities Rmx. Awarded at 2006 Karlovy Vary IFF, 2007 Dialektus Festival, etc. 2007 Tutor at Ex Oriente Film workshop in Budapest, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film.
Best documentary Karlovy Vary, Budapest, Skopje