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

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.

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

Award: EXP:AN:DED SHORTS JURY AWARD at "this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival" 2020, Austria

Öffentlicher Raum und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit - Ein Kurzfilm. Interview with Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko in [fernetzt] 2021

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


Präsenz

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.

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

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


1I15

Traces

in production

Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Original Format: 16mm

TRACES deals with the global phenomenon of climate change in the local context of the city of Vienna. The film questions what life could be like if we do not take sufficient action against global warming.

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