"Die Gstettensaga": NYC Independent Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in New York, October 15-19, 2014.
Microfilmmaker Magazine awards "Gstettensaga" their "Award of Superiority"
Their choice of blurring languages, occupations, and post-apoc mythos has created a strange cross between L. Frank Baum’s underappreciated Oz series (“Underappreciated?? But everybody saw the Wizard of Oz, right?” Yeah, but how many people are aware that there are 44 books in the OZ series, with 14 penned by Baum himself???), Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and Samuel Beckett plays like Endgame. As I said before, improbably, this actually works out.
Die Gstettensaga: Best Narrative Feature 2014 at "The Maker Film Festival"
The Maker Film Festival took place August 9-10, 2014 in Durango, Colorado.
Laughing Squid features "Die Gstettensaga" at Maker Film Fest of Durango
The first Maker Film Festival, a showcase of films by and about the maker movement, takes place August 9th and 10th, 2014 at the Powerhouse Science Center in Durango, Colorado. The festival will include a screening of the feature length documentary Maker and a talk by artist Johannes Grenzfurthner of Austrian art group Monochrom.Link
Die Gstettensaga: Best Foreign Cult Movie 2014 at "Fright Night Film Festival"
Gstettensaga: Echsenfriedl Fan Art!
Die Gstettensaga: Best Hacker Feature 2014 at "PhutureCon Festival"
PhutureCon Festival will take place October 11 in Denver, Colorado.
"Die Gstettensaga": New Orleans Comic Expo 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-23, 2014.
monochrom @ "Make your movie: a conversation with the low-budget feature filmmakers of Fright Night/Fandomfest"
Panelists will each briefly talk about the challenges they faced and the hurdles they overcame, from funding to
August 2, 2014; 12:15 pm at room 211 at Fright Night/Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky.
Boing Boing features our "Gstettensaga" North America tour
Award-winning post-apocalyptic hackploitation comedy 'Die Gstettensaga' is coming to a couple North American hacker conventions, film festivals and other cool locations.Link
Hedonistika Reader: Call for Papers
"Hedonistika: Montréal" was an exhibition held at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal as part of the International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) in May 2014. The exhibition was a multi-modal event that brought together food scholars, artists, and roboticists to examine the innumerable (and often hidden) ways in which technology and food are related. By engaging with the hegemony-challenging ideology of hacking and creating, participants interrogated and exposed the mutually constructive bonds of food and tech, while proposing alternative, playful, and stimulating reconfigurations. The event proposed a hack: a hybrid of bricolage, play, criticality, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The goal of Hedonistika was to reflect and perhaps undo the assumptions and habits that frame our everyday interactions with both food and technology, while making evident their often-neglected entanglements. The goal was to merge research-creation with critical analysis, and community engagement with celebration. To compliment the exhibition catalogue we are now looking for papers that explore the critical issues within these realms.Link
Video online: "Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing" @ HOPE X
Johannes of art tech group monochrom will indulge in a public rant about hacker culture and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency, and valid critique of the status quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it onto Google’s YouTube channel.)Link (video)
Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing @ HOPE X
Johannes Grenzfurthner of art tech group monochrom wants to indulge in a public rant about hacker culture, and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency and valid critique of the status-quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it on Google's YouTube channel.)
At HOPE X (July 20, 2014; 1 PM), Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA.
"Die Gstettensaga": Utopia Festival Tel Aviv 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 13-20, 2014.
Grand Opening: monochrom's "Wellness As Usual" in Vienna
monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. Our mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
External monochrom links:
[mono IMDb (at)]
[mono IMDb (us)]
[office AT monochrom.at]
[ P r o j e c t s ]
Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)