Collaborating with Q21 (MuseumsQuartier), we invite several artists each year to exhibit and work in Vienna for one to two months. The Artist-in-Residence program at Q21 fosters international, project-related exchange and is financed with the aid of private sponsors. Each year, the program is able to invite about 40 artists from other countries to realize joint projects with the resident cultural initiatives on location, consequently promoting the establishment of international networks.
Boris Labbé is a French video artist, who has worked primarily in animation and installation. His interests lie in the arrangement of space and time and the exploration and rupture of temporal and spatial patterns. In 2016, his film Rhizome was awarded at the Ars Electronica; in 2017, he won at VIS with Orogenesis; and in 2018, The Fall premiered in Cannes.
In Vienna, Boris will work on an audiovisual virtual-reality landscape. At this festival, he will not only present The Fall but is also part of the jury for the VR the World competition. A still from Orogenesis was used for this year's VIS festival artwork. (lh)
La Chute (The Fall), FR 2018, 14:00 min
Orogenesis, ES 2017, 08:00 min
Any Road, FR 2016, 10:00 min
Rhizome, FR 2015, 11:00 min
Program: Between Real And Imagined Worlds
Program: Of Islands And Scapegoats
Program: Young Programmers
Program: shaping democracy
until 3.6., 13–20:00
frei_raum Q21 exhibition room
In cooperation with
Winner of the New Talent Award at GLAS Animation Festival in Los Angeles, Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born animation filmmaker based in Mainz, Germany. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, he currently draws inspiration from viral internet stories, which he then animates using computer simulation. His short Ugly—part of Animation Avantgarde at VIS—toured festivals worldwide and was nominated for the European Film Awards.
During his residency, Nikita will be exhibiting an animated miniature version of the MuseumsQuartier in the ASIFAKEIL. Additionally, his newest film Fest will be presented at the Opening Night of the festival. (dm)