A book of texts and images that plays with history, stories and what it might mean to stop (cinematic) time: 99 individual frames from 99 works by 99 Austrian filmmakers since 1945, each described by 100 international writers and journalists from the fields of criticism, film theory, and science.
Following along a time code structured by the happenstance of the particular image selection, a topography of Austrian cinema unfolds across the decades, shifting between feature film, experimental work, and documentary.
Katharina Müller, cultural scientist, heads the Education, Research, and Publications Department at the Austrian Film Museum. She lectures on film and media studies and has written a monograph on Michael Haneke. She has recently been involved in artistic research projects studying ephemeral film.
Claus Philipp, journalist and dramaturge, has produced a number of publications including books on Alexander Kluge, Christoph Schlingensief, and Ulrich Seidl. His most recent work has been as dramaturge and artistic collaborator on the film and performance project The Children of the Dead (2017– 2019, directed by Nature Theater of Oklahoma).
212 pages, 16 x 23 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).