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Cave Painting
Presented only in theatres

In Siegfried A. Fruhaufs dreamlike work, human traces from an unimaginably distant past appear as an intensified vision of the origin of painting. Cave Painting exposes us to real natural phenomena that have been shaped by civilization. A seemingly spherical thunderstorm of individual images leads us to a rock face whose interior opens pulsatingly. Fruhauf celebrates the movie screen in a loose way, following the example of Robert Smithson — namely, as a place of flickering apparitions whose blurred, floating perception is due to a specific environment. He understands the cinema experience as cave exploration.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program PROJECTIONS.
Director Siegfried A. Fruhauf

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Friday, march 17, 2023, 08:15 p.m. — 10:30 p.m.


Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Siegfried A. Fruhauf born in 1976, in Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) and grew up in the small village of Heiligenberg (Upper Austria). 19911994 Training as commercial manager.
From 1995 to 2010 he lived and worked in Linz and Heiligenberg. Studied experimental visual design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz where he first came into contact with the Austrian Film Avantgarde.
2002 Supporting Award for Filmart by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
2018 National Art Award — Film (Österreichischer Kunstpreis — Film)
Since 2001 organization of film and art events. Since 2009 lecturere at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design, Linz. Numerous works and shows in the area of film, video and fotography. Participation in various important international film festivals (Festival de Cannes — Semaine Internationale de la Critique, Intenational Filmfestival of Venice — Section Nuovi Territori, Sundance Film Festival Park City, …). Member of sixpackfilm.
Has a son (Jonas Theodor) and two daughters (Aurora Sina, Mara Salome) with the Austrian journalist Anna Katharina Laggner. Lives and works in Vienna and Heiligenberg since 2010.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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