Die Gstettensaga: Best Hacker Feature 2014 at "PhutureCon Festival"
PhutureCon Festival will take place October 11 in Denver, Colorado.
"Die Gstettensaga": Maker Film Fest of Durango 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Durango, Colorado, August 9-10, 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
Die Gstettensaga: Best Foreign Horror Feature 2014 at "The Indie Gathering International Film Festival"
The Indie Gathering will take place August 15th-17th at The Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Hudson, OH.
"Let Me Ascertain You" features Johannes/Six Feet Under Club
This first podcast in the series focuses on death as the ultimate turn-on. To start us off, we have Stephen Plunkett performing a monologue from an interview we did with famed porn director Craven Moorehead. Then we have Sam Breslin Wright performing an interview with Johannes, an Austrian who runs an arts/technology festival that buries people alive, aptly named, "The Six Feet Under Club." Following that, cabaret superstar Lady Rizo performs her original song “Under” which she wrote with Yair Evnine. This song is based on our interview with Kitty, a "Six Feet Under Club" participant who got buried alive with her lover.Link
Upcoming Gstettensaga screenings in Roswell, Munich and Linz
Roswell, New Mexico (at Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival): Friday, June 27, 2014Oh yes!
"Die Gstettensaga": /slash Filmfestival 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Vienna, Austria, September 18-28, 2014.
Film Threat loves "Die Gstettensaga"
We got . Sweet jeebus.
Grenzfurthner's outspoken, swiftly flying little flick is the must-see indie of 2014, as far as I'm concerned. Everyone, be they intellectuals, political-types, or simply those that love great blackly comic, sensual horror, will fall madly in love with Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl. See it, as soon as possible, and I promise you'll never be bored at the movies again.Link
Furtherfield reviews "Die Gstettensaga"
Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl is an Austrian hackploitation art house film by Johannes Grenzfurthner, mastermind of the international art-technology-philosophy group monochrom, co-produced by the media collective Traum & Wahnsinn. Reimagining the makerspace as grindhouse, the story is set in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the “Google Wars” – an armed global conflict between the last two remaining superpowers China and Google - which has turned what remained of the Alps into a Gstetten.Link
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.
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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)