KINOKONZERT: HOMO SAPIENS
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KINOKONZERT: HOMO SAPIENS

Thu
29
Thu Jul 29 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
94 Mins
July
Thu Jul 29

THU 29 JULY|6PM| Arc cinema
2016 | Not Rated| D: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Film: Homo Sapiens by the renowned Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter is based on long, static shots of abandoned buildings and landscapes. Even though not one human being can be seen in the entire film, watching this carefully crafted work is an amazingly engaging experience. The Guardian called it “a visually extraordinary film” that is “as gripping as any sci-fi thriller” and awarded it 5/5 stars. Seeing this work on the big screen with a live soundscape will be nothing short of a meditative event.

Sound: Heinz Riegler is an Austrian sound artist who currently lives in Brisbane. He has worked across art installations, film and music. His edgy post-punk band Not From There won an ARIA Award in the 1990s, but since then he has moved into more experimental electronic sounds and collaborated with artists such as Lawrence English, David Toop and Ben Frost. Inviting Heinz Riegler to contribute to the KinoKonzert series was a natural step for the Goethe-Institut, as he already had vast experience scoring and curating silent film soundtracks before.

“Both the filmmaker and the composer are extraordinary artists, each in their own way, and together they are a perfect fit.” says Goethe-Institut programmer, Jochen Gutsch. KinoKonzert co-curator Christian Pazzaglia adds: “I’ve been hoping to bring this gem of a film to Australia for a long time, and the KinoKonzert series is the ideal format for it”.

Presented in partnership with Goethe Institut Australia 
July
Thu Jul 29

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601