MORE TRACES

Austria 2022
Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Post-Production: Johannes Gierlinger
Runtime: 3 minutes 28 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, color & b/w, silent
Screening Format: 16mm and DCP



more traces negotiates the global phenomenon of climate crisis on a local level, in the context of a single city. The short film portrays sculptures of animals located in the public space of the city of Vienna. Shot on two days in the Viennese winter of 2021/22, more traces focuses on concrete sculptures of animals that are native to a tropical climate. Perhaps this is an accurate glimpse into the not-too-distant future in which people will only know elephants, kangaroos or hippos from zoos, pictures and sculptures? 

World premiere: Manofim – Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival

MEDITERRANEAN

Austria 2022
Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Post-Production and Sound-Design: Hannes Ziegerhofer
Runtime: 2 minutes 26 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, color, sound
Screening Format: 16mm and DCP



The Mediterranean Sea is still a popular holiday destination for many people from Europe. Based on the first verse of a hit song from the 1950s, the film questions the idealized image of the Mediterranean as a place of longing. Can we still look naively and impartially at the Mediterranean today? What eludes perception and whose perspectives on the Mediterranean are (not) taken up in the collective perception.

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna – MA 7 and the Foreign Film Scholarship of the City of Graz

World premiere: Kassel DokFest 2022, Germany
this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival 2022, Austria

Traces

Austria 2021
Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Post-Production: Johannes Gierlinger
Runtime: 3 minutes 26 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, color, silent
Screening Format: 16mm and DCP



traces negotiates the global phenomenon of climate crisis on a local level, in the context of a single city. The short film portrays all sculptures of Arctic animals located in the public space of the city of Vienna. Shot in the hottest summer on record, traces focuses on polar bears, seals and penguins in an extremely hostile environment. Perhaps this is an accurate glimpse into the not-too-distant future in which people will only know polar animals from zoos, pictures and sculptures?

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna – MA 7 and the Otto Mauer Fund

World premiere: Manofim – Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival
Acquired by the City of Vienna for their contemporary art collection (Wien Museum MUSA)

1I15

Austria 2020
Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Voice: Karolina Preuschl
Post-Production: Johannes Gierlinger
Runtime: 3 minutes 23 seconds
Format: 16mm, b&w, silent



In the city of Graz, about 94% of all streets named after significant individuals carry the names of men, while only 6% of the streets are named after women. The film 1I15 documents all locations in Graz named after women. One shot at a time, they enter the viewer’s field of vision, as we gradually draw ever closer to the city center. 1I15 is a kind of inventory, a contribution to an active culture of remembrance and gender equality as well as a critical examination of the representation of women in public space, which can also symbolically stand for other areas of society.

With the support of the Regional Government of Styria - CINEART and the Cultural Office of the City of Graz

World premiere: Kassel DokFest 2021, Germany
NonStopScheiner, during the Orange the World Campaign 2021 to End Violence against Women, Opernring 17, Graz, Austria
Hedwig, Paula & Co., Bettina Landl, Architektur Steiermark, 2021

PRÄSENZ / PRESENCE

Austria 2020
Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Post-Production: Johannes Gierlinger
Runtime: 6 minutes
Original Format: 16mm, b&w, silent


Präsenz


In most cities, women are severely underrepresented in the urban landscape — a far cry from gender parity. In Vienna, about 90% of all places and streets named after people bear the names of men. The film PRÄSENZ brings Viennese locations named after women into view and closer to the awareness of the viewer. Similarly to what happens in our perception while we traverse public space, the 397 areas bearing women’s names flash up on the film screen one at a time, a single shot dedicated to each. The countdown effect in these shots, which begin at the periphery and move towards the city center, draws attention to the significance and distribution of places named after women. PRÄSENZ is a kind of inventory, a contribution to an active culture of remembrance and gender equality as well as a critical examination of the representation of women in public space, which can also symbolically stand for other areas of society and reflect the reality of other cities.

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna - MA7, Otto Mauer Fund, and the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria

World premiere: Kassel DokFest 2020, Germany
this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival 2020, Austria 
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2021, Germany
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln 2021, Germany
CURRENT - Kunst und urbaner Raum. Glitsch-Kitsche, Stuttgart 2021, Germany
Öffentlicher Raum und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit - Ein Kurzfilm. Interview with Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko in [fernetzt] 2021

Award: EXP:AN:DED SHORTS JURY AWARD at this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival 2020, Austria
Acquired by the City of Vienna for their contemporary art collection (Wien Museum MUSA)