Masterclass: Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller
Sat 1 Jun 2019 / 5pm - 7pm
A special public lecture by Austrian photographer and filmmaker Friedl Kubelka, known as a filmmaker under the name of Friedl vom Gröller.
The heart of filmmaker Friedl vom Gröller (b. 1946, London) is constituted by portraiture – whether she captures friends, acquaintances, family members, filmmakers, artists or simply clients, each for the most part gazing directly into the camera. In her talk at LUX, vom Gröller will present a selection of her films and discuss her artistic practice.
Followed by a Q&A with curator Mark Webber.
“Vom Gröller is a professional image-maker, not a commercial one, yet professional in the sense that she is and has been a photographer and filmmaker for over 40 years, not to mention one of Austria’s great, if profoundly unrecognized, artists. Traditionally one would say, vom Gröller’s work specializes in portraiture, but more accurately the artist’s prolific practice is one of intimate encounters, which capture and seize upon elongated moments and brief experiences that refuse to relinquish their fleetingness.”
(Andrea Picard, TIFF)
Father, 3 min.
Walter Pichler, 3min.
Walter Seitter 3 min.
Vue tactile, Louvre, 3min.
Vue tactile, 4 women, 3 min.
27.12. 2013, St.Louis, Senegal, 3min.
Atelier d’Expression, 18min.
* please note that the screening contains nudity and explicit sexual content. Not suitable for minors.
On Wednesday 29 May, Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller will also be at the BFI Southbank to present a screening with Dietmar Schwärzler, editor of the recent monograph on her work Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller – One Is Not Enough. Photography & Film II (Buchverlag Walther König & Index 2018).
With thanks to the Austrian Cultural Forum, London.
About Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller
Friedl Kubelka/vom Gröller lives in Vienna. Exhibitions/Festivals (selection): 25fps, Zagreb, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, Gijon Film Festival (2018); International Film Festival Toronto (2017). Her films are distributed by sixpack.
Mark Webber is an independent curator of artists’ film and video who has been responsible for screenings and events at institutions including Tate Modern, National Film Theatre, ICA, Barbican Centre and Raven Row (London), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Basel, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), the Brisbane, Rotterdam and Oberhausen film festivals and many other international museums, art centres and festivals.