Abstrakte Kunst in Bewegung

PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL 2021
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    MAD (ES) and Mutual Loop (AT)  have joined forces to produce the seventh edition of the benchmark event for Abstract Art in Motion.
    Based in Barcelona, MAD is a non-profit association devoted to cultural engineering through the development of projects involving Art, Science and Technology.
    Since 1999,  Mutual Loop supports and organises art-projects and initiatives in Vienna and abroad.


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    PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL   7th Festival Edition

    Punto y Raya Festival finally arrives in Vienna, Austria, with its belated seventh edition. And trust us: it was well worth the wait.

    The event will run November 25th – 28th 2021 at three top institutions in the city: Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21, Künstlerhaus and Österreichisches FilmMuseum, with complementary activities at the MuseumsQuartier. As always, we will offer our traditional meeting point for artists and lovers of the best Abstract Film, Animation and New Media, celebrating the greatest achievements in the genre from across the globe. Join us in this feast of pure Form, Colour, Motion & Sound!

    All recommended COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place, so prior booking is required. Stay tuned for more information.

    Punto y Raya Festival 2021
    Aktivitäten Programme

    Official Short Film Competition

    In our extended 2020-21 Call for Entries we received 761 eligible films from 56 countries. These are the 94 works from the record number of 38 countries in our PyR 2021 Official Competition! The works are structured into six 70' reels to be screened at Blickle Kino, and with the participation of international artists in attendance.

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    Introducing a Netherlands Shortfilm Panorama curated by LIMA, a prominent platform, distribuitor and research centre in Amsterdam.

    We welcome our friends from MONSTRA Festival with their Portuguese Shortfilm Panorama, introduced by festival programmer Miguel Pires de Matos.

    And for the first time in our trajectory, we'll put together a selection of Works created by Students in a non-competitive session.

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    In our festival opening, and to close each day, we’ll celebrate with PyRformances (live cinema / audiovisual concerts). Myriam Boucher + Pierre-Luc Lecours (CA) will transport us to impossible landscapes with their Elements. The KinoManual duo (PL) returns with their PocketCinema, modified slide projectors combined with digitally animated light. At Künstlerhaus, more artists featured in the exhibition will mesmerise us animating their works live.

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    A pleasure to announce the TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition curated by festival partners Mutual Loop at Künstlerhaus (Nov. 25 - Dec. 2). Featured artists include Barbara Höller (AT), KinoManual (PL), Jörg Piringer (AT), Johanna Smiatek (DE), Thomas Steiner (AT), Ragdoll Twins (AT), Zeno van den Broek (NL) and Virgil Wildrich & Martin Reinhart (AT). Video works by Myriam Boucher (CA), Billy Roisz (AT), and more. A huge thank you to Künstlerhaus members and other guest artists for making this possible!

    JUNIOR-AKTIVITäTEN
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    As every year, our youngest audience will have their rightful place at PyR Festival. In our Junior Programme to be held at Künstlerhaus will premiere the best abstract films created BY children for the third edition of Punto y Raya JUNIOR Festival in Wroclaw (PL). We will complement with professional abstract films curated specially for family audiences by festival creators MAD.

    Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter

    Mutual Loop



    Blickle KinoFilm MuseumKünstlerhausEmbajada de España en Austria


    Embassy of Canada to AustriaConseil des arts et des lettres du QuébecKoninkrijk der NederlandenInstitut Ramon LlullMuseumsQuartier

    MonstraPolnisches Institut WienASIFA AustriaPyRLAB Poland

    Veranstalter_in
    Ana Santos
    Ana Santos
    Co-Direction / International Production

    BA in Graphic Design and Photography. She manages  web content & design, and curates animation-themed showcases for various Spanish institutions.

    Founder member of MAD, for over 15 years she's been developing projects related to Arts, Science and Technology.

    Nöel Palazzo
    Nöel Palazzo
    Co-Direction / International Production

    Screenwriter and researcher. She occasionally delves into making experimental videos and animations, and lectures and writes essays as a film critic. A couple of her short films have been awarded internationally.

    Since 2008 she's been a member of the iotaCenter's Advisory Council (Los Angeles, CA) and coordinator of the Spanish speaking community at the Visual Music Village.

    She acts as a juror for various international film & animation festivals, and curates special programmes of avantgarde animation.

    Holger Lang
    Holger Lang
    Local Production / Exhibition curator

    Holger Lang ist ein österreichischer Künstler und Filmemacher, der in Wien lebt und arbeitet. Sein künstlerischer Fokus reicht von abstrakter und konzeptioneller Arbeit bis hin zu experimentellen und interdisziplinären Projekten. Er reiste viel und wurde zu zahlreichen Vorträgen, Präsentationen, Konferenzen und Festivals in Europa, den USA und Japan eingeladen.

    Mehr als zwei Jahrzente lang hat er Animation, Medienkunst und Ästhetik für eine amerikanische Universität an einem ihrer Satellitenstandorte in Österreich und auch an ihrem Hauptcampus in St. Louis unterrichtet. Holger Lang organisiert akademische Symposien in Wien und Zagreb und kuratiert Programme europäischer und österreichischer Animations- und Experimentalfilme für verschiedene Veranstaltungsorte. Darüber hinaus leitet und kuratiert er eine unabhängige Galerie in Wien und ist seit mehreren Jahren Vorstandsmitglied der ASIFA AUSTRIA, wo er zeitgenössische österreichische Animationen unterstützt, fördert und verbreitet.

    Seine eigenen künstlerischen Arbeiten in den Bereichen Film, experimentelle Animation und Bildende Kunst werden seit mehr als 25 Jahren in Einzel- und Gruppenvorführungen und Ausstellungen gezeigt. Der gebürtige Deutsche wuchs im ländlichen Österreich auf, verbrachte mehrere Jahre in den USA und in Großbritannien und lebt - bis auf Weiteres - in Wien.

    Martina Tritthart
    Martina Tritthart
    Local Production / Exhibition curator

    Martina Tritthart arbeitet als Künstlerin und Kuratorin an der Schnittstelle von Film, Architektur und bildender Kunst. Sie promovierte zum Thema "Lichträume - räumliche Wahrnehmungsmodelle" der Technischen Universität Graz.

    Sie war Assistenzprofessorin am Institut für Raumgestaltung der TU Graz und im Programm "Raum- und Gestaltungsstrategien" der Hochschule für Kunst und Design Linz und ist derzeit Dozentin an der Fachhochschule FH Joanneum und der FH Burgenland. Dort unterrichtet sie Licht- und Mediendesign. An der Fakultät für Architektur der TU Graz leitet sie Workshops zum Thema Licht und räumliche Wahrnehmung.

    Monika Łuszpak-Skiba
    Monika Łuszpak-Skiba
    Junior Programme / Local Coordination

    With a background in Fine Arts, Monika has an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Wroclaw, Poland.

    She worked in project development, cultural management, and marketing for various multinational companies. Since 2016, Monika is the project coordinator of the educational department at CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) in Wroclaw, organising courses and workshops, and implementing training programmes for professionals in new media and the film industry. She occasionally lectures and contributes papers on various art subjects.

    In 2018 Monika Łuszpak-Skiba joined the organisation team of Punto y Raya, coproducing the sixth edition of PyR Festival (CeTA, 2018) and producing and co-directing the second JUNIOR edition one year later, at the same institution.

    In 2020 she founded the non-profit association PyR LAB Poland, devoted to the education, preservation and promotion of abstract fine arts, film, and new media, both in Poland and abroad.

    Veranstaltungsorte
    Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21
     Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030
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    The Blickle Kino at Belvedere 21 is the only wholly intact cinema from the 1950s in Vienna. The generous support of Ursula Blickle allowed for the renovation of this extraordinary cinema, which architect Karl Schwanzer designed initially as part of the World Exhibition Pavilion in Brussels. Today, the Blickle Kino meets all cinematic standards and features a variety of Art Film programmes, including the Blickle Archive Series.
    This lovely space will house the PyR 2021 International Competition and other meeting points for artists and audiences.

    Künstlerhaus
     Karlsplatz 5, 1010
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    Art exhibition building located on Karlsplatz and built between 1865 and 1868 by a non-profit artists' association, one of the oldest surviving in Austria. Since then, it has played a key role in shaping and enriching the country's cultural life.
    In 2021 Künstlerhaus has around 470 members from all areas of artistic creation, and more than ever, it sees itself as a platform for meeting all those interested in art and matters of cultural policy.
    Our Festival Opening, PyR Exhibition, Junior programme, and some live performances will be housed at the brand new FACTORY, a room devoted to multimedia experimentation.

    Österreichisches FilmMuseum  Austrian Film Museum
     Augustinerstraße 1, 1010
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    The unique Invisible Cinema, located in the Albertina Museum, is an architectural space completely focused on the image and sound of the film. First envisioned by experimental filmmaker Peter Kubelka and architects Johannes Spalt and Friedrich Kurrent, this "black in black" space will host many of our non-competitive sessions, including exclusive programmes curated by Austrian FilmMuseum's own Jurij Medem and devoted to pioneering abstract animators Mary Ellen Bute and Len Lye.

    MuseumsQuartier
     Museumsplatz 1/5 1070
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    Spread over 90,000m2 in central Vienna and encompassing 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world.
    Raum_D, the College Auditorium at the MuseumsQuartier, will be our Early Bird meeting point for artists and the press.


    Organisiert von

    mad

    Mutual Loop

    In Zusammenarbeit mit

    Blickle KinoFilm MuseumKünstlerhausEmbajada de España en Austria


    Embassy of Canada to AustriaConseil des arts et des lettres du QuébecKoninkrijk der NederlandenInstitut Ramon LlullMuseumsQuartier

    MonstraPolnisches Institut WienASIFA AustriaPyRLAB Poland