Siegfried A. Fruhauf


Born in Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) in 1976 and grown up in the small village of Heiligenberg (Upper Austria). 1991 – 1994 Training as commercial manager. Studied experimental visual design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz where he first came into contact with the Austrian Film Avantgarde. From 1995 to 2010 he lived and worked in Linz and Heiligenberg. 2002 Supporting Award for Filmart by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Since 2001 organization of film and art events. Since 2009 lecturer at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design, Linz. Numerous works and shows in the area of film, video and photography. Participation in various important international film festivals (Festival de Cannes - Semaine Internationale de la Critique, Intenational Filmfestival of Venice - Section Nuovi Territori, Sundance Film Festival Park City, ...). Member of sixpackfilm. Has a son (Jonas Theodor) with the Austrian journalist Anna Katharina Laggner. Lives and works in Vienna and Heiligenberg since 2010.

Heavy Eyes (Schwere Augen)

(Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2011)

In this hand-processed inscription of cinema negation, unnamed players in found-footage fragments shimmer hypnotically in faint exchanges as a sound engine bears down heavily from above. Darkened figures outline themselves...