Strange Encounters   Austria   1997

Eva BODNáR   David BURROWS   Hans-Christian DANY   Ricarda DENZER   Annika ERIKSSON   Sonja GANGL   Lothar HEMPEL   Elke KRYSTUFEK   Norbert LANDSTEINER   MUNTEAN / ROSENBLUM   N.I.C.J.O.B.   Gertraud PRESENHUBER   Cosima RAINER   Gerwald ROCKENSCHAUB   Laura RUGGIERI   Sabine SCHASCHL   Vitus H. WEH  

The artist curating team Markus Muntean and Adi Rosenblum organized thematic exhibitions in their studio, and created set designs which moderately influenced the art shown.
To create art (along with the others) instead of simply showing other artists is Muntean/Rosenblum?s mission.

During Strange Encounters Muntean/Rosenblum built three set design configurations into their large studio: an end time inundation scenario, the second placed garbage bags under a blue sky, the third a road in the desert. Altogether 23 artists, theorists, curators and art critics were invited to create videos with the help of the set designs: and although some of the selected artists had never dealt with the medium video or film to express their artistic wishes, the results showed interesting approaches to video from all invited participants. (Suess)


Strange Encounters, 1997

Bricks & Kicks, Wien, Austria


1h 14min mono color PAL

Technical protocol

Digital Video Format (recording); Avid Media Composer (digital editing); Beta SP (master)

Produced together with

Eva Bodnar, David Burrows, Hans-Christian Dany, Ricarda Denzer, Annika Eriksson, Sonja Gangl, Patricia Grzonka, Elke Krystufek, N.I.C.J.O.B., Gertraud Presenhuber, Cosima Rainer/ Vitus. H. Weh, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Giorgio Sadotti, Sabine Schaschl, Axel Stockburger, Calliope Travlos, Ayre Wachsmuth, Michael Zinganel, Catherina Zakravsky, Lothar Hempel, Laura Ruggieri, Pietro Sangunetti, Norbert Landsteiner (author).
Alf Altendorf (technical production). Axel Stockburger (digital edit).

Post production

Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst; Bricks & Kicks


Bundeskuratorin für Kunst Lioba Reddeker, Bundeskanzleramt.


Bricks & Kicks, Wien

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