AV-Battle: The ultimative combat

MANFRED ENGELMAYR (AUT)
ANDRE ZOGHOLY (AUT)
SILVIA FÄSSLER (AUT)
RENEE STIEGER (AUT)
IT’S NOT FAIR (AUT)
FANTAS SCHIMUN (AUT)
MARKUS DECKER (AUT)

Thu, May 20th 2004, 17:00 – 24:00
Moviemento Linz

The tide is high. Enough of this audiovisual love, of this addiction of harmony between film and music, of this “sound being in accord with images”.

The collective “qujOchÖ – experimentelle Kunst- und Kulturarbeit” organized a unique duel on 20th of May 2004 in Moviemento Linz, a merciless combat between audio and video. qujOchÖ put a war of media on stage: definitely a real death match between freaky enthusiasts of music against shy cineasts, even more: an ultimate A/V-battle.

In seven rounds, each during 15 minutes, experimental musicians are fighting against brilliant cult-movies: intro against trailer, decibel against lux, ears against eyes. The audience decides who is the winner – like in Starmania, Deutschland sucht den Superstar or American Idol. Is it possible that the audio-fighters can use their advantages of simple materiality and martiality? Or does the visual omnipotence and immateriality of the films influence the audience? What will be the decision of the audience? One thing for sure: only one wins! Who loses, gets chucked out.

Here the heroines and heroes of this memorable combat, who are going to answer the question “film or music”? :

Manfred Engelmayr
Vienna, *1972
Bands: Bulbul, Fugu
vs.
The Ghost
Germany 1982
directed by Herbert Achternbusch

Andre Zogholy
Linz, *1975
Bands: Egotrip, wch band
vs.
Fear and Lothing in Las Vegas
USA 1998
directed by Terry Gilliam

Silvia Fässler
Vienna, *????
Bands: akoasma, silly
vs.
Tamala 2010 – A Punk Cat in Space
Japan 2003
directed by t.o.l. (Trees of Life)

Renee Stieger
Linz, *1969
Bands: SiRenée, Das Fleisch
vs.
La Planète sauvage
F/CSSR 1973
directed by Rene Laloux

it’s not fair
Vienna, *1972
Bands: Fuckhead, Honolulu
vs.
Altered States
USA 1980
directed by Ken Russell

Fantas Schimun
Vienna, *1973
Bands: Fantas Schimun
vs.
Themroc
F 1973
directed by Claude Faraldo

Markus Decker
Linz, konstr. 1965
Bands: m-, decker+quotenregelung, wch band
vs.
Forbidden Planet
USA 1965
directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox

Moderation of that skirmish between audio and visual art: the one and only Johannes Grenzfurthner, mastermind of monochrom / Vienna.

(Photos: qujOchÖ)


(Camera/Editing: qujOchÖ)


(Camera/Editing: Ingo Randolf)

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