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Notes on Resistance

a film by Martin Krenn

Aufzeichnungen zum Widerstand
DOCUMENTARY | 2006 | Austria | 65 min | German, Spanish | Color | Digital


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NOTES ON RESISTANCE combines animations with non-fictional narration to portray a generation of resistance fighters. It investigates forms of resistance against fascism during the 1930’s and 1940’s in Austria, Spain and France. The main protagonist Harry Spiegel - wo died shortly before the shooting started - tells parts of his life via audio tapes illustrated with drawn sketches and animations. In filmed interviews resistance fighters talking about their high hazard activities against the regimes of Franco, the Austro-fascists Dollfuss / Schuschnigg and Hitler.

Director: Martin KrennScreenplay: Nina Maron & Martin KrennCamera: Martin Krenn, Bernhard PötscherEditing: Martin Krenn, Thomas WoschitzMusic: Martin KrennSound: Bruno Pisek
Production: Martin Krenn
Funding: Innovative Film Austria, Stadt Wien, Niederösterreich Kultur und Bruno Kreisky Stiftung

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NOTES ON RESISTANCE combines animations with non-fictional narration to portray a generation of resistance fighters. It investigates forms of resistance against fascism during the 1930’s and 1940’s in Austria, Spain and France. The main protagonist Harry Spiegel - wo died shortly before the shooting started - tells parts of his life via audio tapes illustrated with drawn sketches and animations. In filmed interviews resistance fighters talking about their high hazard activities against the regimes of Franco, the Austro-fascists Dollfuss / Schuschnigg and Hitler.
Festivals:
Diagonale 2007

 

Martin Krenn

1970

born in Vienna

 

1991-1997

University of Applied Art, Vienna

 

1992-1996

University of Music (electronic Music), Vienna

 

since 2002

 

teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

 

 

Videography (a selection):

 

 

2005

"Harry Spiegel - Aufzeichnungen zum Widerstand", Ger./Engl. {with N. Maron}

 

 

2003

"Imprisonment in Great Britain - A video with Mark Barnsley" DV, 17 min., Ger./Engl., {with O. Ressler}

 

 

2001

"Border Crossing Services", DV, 51 min., Ger./Engl., {with O. Ressler}

 

 

1998

"Macht und Gehorsam - Schule unterrichtet", DV, 23 min., Ger.

 

 

1997

"Institutional Racism", DV, 46 min., Ger./Engl., {with O. Ressler}

 

 

 

Solo-exhibitions and Projects

 

 

2005

"Monument für die Niederlage - Zeit der Befreiung 1945-1947", temporary monument Installation, public space
Vienna (A) {with C. Martinz-Turek, N. Sternfeld, L. Ziaja}

 

 

2004

"City Views", Austriackie Forum Kultury (P)
"City Views", Centre d'art Passerelle, Brest (F)
"City Views", Mala galerija/Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana (SI)
“City Views“, Schaufenstergalerie maiz, Linz (A)
"European Corrections Corporation", Container-Installation in Munich, in cooperation with Kunstraum München (GER) {with O. Ressler}

 

 

2003

"European Corrections Corporation", in cooperation with Galerie der Stadt Wels (A), Container-
Installation, public space in Wels (A), {with O. Ressler}

 

 

2001

"Border Crossing Services", Kunstraum Lüneburg (GER), Bulk mail at the Austrian/ Slovenian border region and public space {with O. Ressler}
"Rückgabe", Galerie 5020., Salzburg (A), {with W. P. Kastner}
"Demonstrate!", Centre d'art Passerelle, Brest (F)
"Demonstrate!", Widerstandskobel, University of Linz (A)

 

 

2000

"Demonstrate!", Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (A)
"Demo-Stickers", Webproject

 

 

1998/99

"Power and Obedience - School Lessons", Passagegalerie - Künstlerhaus, bill poster series in subway stations, webproject, Vienna (A)

 

 

1997

"Institutional Racisms", Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; bill-board-object in front of the Viennese state opera (A) {with O. Ressler}

 

 

1996

"Learned Homeland", Neue Galerie, billboard-object at the Main Square of Graz (A) {with O. Ressler}

 

 

1995

"The New Right - Materials for the Dismantling", bill poster series in Vienna (A) {with O. Ressler}

 

 

1991

Demobilat, composition for Kunstradio-Radiokunst, Ö1 (A)
{with Cargnelli/Szely

 

 

 

Group exhibitions/screenings

 

 

2005

"Zur Tektonik der Geschichte", Forum Stadtpark, Graz (A) [curating]
"Global Tour", W139, Amsterdam (NL)
"moving..on...", NGBK, Berlin, (D)
"Next Door”, Barents Art Triennial, Kirkenes (N)
"Die Heimat ist um die Ecke“, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MARCO, Vigo (Sp)
"Xenopolis. Von der Faszination und Ausgrenzung des Fremden", Rathausgalerie, Munich (D)
“Risk“, Centre for Contemporary Arts - CCA, Glasgow (GB)
„Die Heimat ist um die Ecke“, Centro de Fotografía in Salamanca (Sp)
Corporate World“, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto (CAN)
"Zone 2005", Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (A) [curating]

 

 

2004

"Die Heimat ist um die Ecke", Stadthaus Ulm, (GER)
"Minority Report: Challenging Intolerance in Contemporary Denmark", Aarhus Festival of Contemporary
Art, Aarhus (DK)
"Exciting Europe", Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (GER)
"TERRITORIES", Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (S)
"Interventionen gegen Rassismen", Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (A) [curating]
"Trading Places", Pumphouse Gallery, London (GB)
"City Dwellers", Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz (A)
"Entering EU", Artists' initiative Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL)
"ALIEN5", FLACC Casino Modern Waterschei, Genk (B)
"Telepidemic!", Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong (HK)

 

 

2003

"Dokumentation III", Fotogalerie, Vienna (A)
"The bourgeois show - social structures in urban space", Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg (S)
"real* utopia", <rotor> & Cultural Capital Graz 2003, urban space in Graz (A)
"Learning from*" NGBK, Berlin, (D), 2003
"Learning from*" Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (A)
"Globale 03" Acud, Berlin (GER)
"Telepidemic!", Espace FORDE, Geneve (CH)
"Asia Videoart Conference"; Tokyo (J)

 

 

2002

"Autriche - Art - Archives, Culture et populisme", Ville de Paris, En Cours, Paris (F), Ecole Regionale
des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes (F)
"Telepidemic!", Videoart Center Tokyo, Kobe, (J)
"TEMPO Documentary Festival", Stockholm, (S)
"in der sprache der gäste, line.at", Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt/Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt (A)
"Lines of Mobility", Nürnberger Kunstverein (GER)
"Cartographies", Index. The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (S)
"Border Crossing Reconsidered - Beyond Hybridity", Hongkong City Festival, Fringe Club (CH)
"A.S.A.P", Kirchengasse 3, Vienna (A)
"Smoking Mirrors", UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Schweizer Institut / Instituto Svizzero, Rom (IT)
"Spacing the Line", Galerie der HS für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig (GER)
Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig (GER)
Austrian Cultural Institut, Rom (I)

 

 

2001

"Andauernder Widerstand gegen Machtverhältnisse", Rotor, Graz (A)
"Neubauten", W139, Amsterdam (NL)
"Protest! - Macht. Körper. Widerstand", Druzba, Linz (A)
Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (A)
"All is fair in Love and War", Homeport video library, Rotterdam (NL)
"remote viewing", Public Netbase, contribution for the opening of the Viennese Museumsquartier (A)
"East 2", Cinema City Norwich (GB)
"hybridvideotracks", NGBK, Berlin (GER)
Club Voltaire, Tübingen, 18.09.2001 (GER)
Pavelhaus, Laafeld in the Austrian/Slovenian border region (A)
Duisburger Filmwoche - Das Festival d. deutschspr. Dokumentarfilms, Duisburg (GER)
Antira-Cafe, Antirassistische Initiative (ARI), Berlin (GER)
Reihe Film/Video Kunst, Landesgalerie am OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz (A)
"ostensiv", Kunstraum B/2 Leipzig (GER)

 

 

2000

"Widerstand: Art and Politics from Austria", artspace Rhizom, Aarhus (DK)
"Kampfzone", Vienna (A)
"Soho in Ottakring", Vienna (A)
"Wider Bild Gegen Wart", NICC, Antwerpen (B)
"Money Nations 2", Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (A)
Annual exhibition, Salzburger Kunstverein (A)
"Widerstand - Art et Politique en Autriche", Apegac/Espace Donguy, Paris (F)

 

 

1999

"Publi©Domain", 3rd Austr. Triennial on Photography, Eisernes Haus, urban space, Graz (A)
"On Demand", Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg (A)
"Stop the War", Raum fuer Kunst, Graz (A)
Lecture and Exhibition, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, (GER)

 

 

1998

"Remote Viewing", MUHKA - Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp (B); Public Netbase, Vienna (A)

 

 

1994

"Art and Politics", installation, parliament, Vienna (A)






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