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profil Talk
Systems of Belief


The video is available in German

with Sandro Droschl, Richard Kriesche, Peter Schernhuber 
Moderation: Stefan Grissemann – profil, head of culture

The profil Talk in cooperation with HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is dedicated to the relationship of technology to society and art and accompanies the thematic group show Systems of Belief, which is shown at the same time. The exhibition presents artistic positions that, for example, do not directly reflect reality through means such as film cameras or blockchain technology, but use them to give expression to unorthodox dogmas and spiritual self-knowledge. The profil Talk provides an opportunity to illuminate the ever-changing relationship between humans and their technological products. While in recent years there has been an increased skepticism towards phenomena such as the automation of work and the rapid developments in the field of artificial intelligence, in the field of contemporary art there is a great interest in imagining new and sometimes better worlds through technological advances.

On the panel:

> Sandro Droschl is director of HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark. Since 2000 he has worked as a curator, then also as director for the Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, in addition to guest curating at other institutions. Droschl curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art and edited over 30 publications.

> Richard Kriesche is an artist, art and media theorist. His artistic fields of work include photo art, video art, computer art, net art, installations, performance and multimedia art. Kriesche is currently being honored with a large solo exhibition at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and one of his works can also be seen at HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark.

> Peter Schernhuber is, together with Sebastian Höglinger, festival director and managing director of the Diagonale – - Festival of Austrian Film. Schernhuber studied theater, film and media studies as well as history at the University of Vienna.

> Claudia Slanar is an art historian and curator of the Ursula Blickle Video Archive and the Blickle Cinema at Belvedere 21, Vienna. Slanar works at the interface between visual art and video/​film and is the author and co-editor of several monographs and texts, including a monograph on the American filmmaker James Benning (2007).

> Moderator Stefan Grissemann is a film critic and head of the culture section of the news magazine profil. Grissemann has edited numerous film reviews, as well as published in books and catalogs. As an author, he has devoted himself to the work of the American film director and screenwriter Edgar Georg Ulmer, among others.

More contributions

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Mario Huber 

Gender and Humor – a complicated field of stereotypes, clichés and exaggerations that we will try to master. A lecture based on the title of the exhibition, with some exclamation marks, but most of all many many question marks.

Mario Huber