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Edgar Honetschläger

Los Feliz

19 February 2016 to 28 February 2016
Belvedere 21Belvedere
This exhibition and accompanied film screenings will focus on the most recent production of Austrian artist and filmmaker Edgar Honetschläger. A series of large-scale drawings and objects relating to the fiction film Los Feliz will be presented in the 21er Haus while the movie can be watched once daily at the Blickle Kino. The world premiere will take place on the opening night of the exhibition at the 21er Haus.
“Those who make pictures rule the world” is the proposition of this movie, which connects the former center of picture production – Rome – with that of today: Los Angeles. Like Genesis in the Bible, the film has a seven-day structure. A young Italian girl, the devil and a Japanese Shinto goddess take a trip in an old Mercedes Benz from Rome through a painted and drawn U.S.A. to L.A., as reproduced in the large drawings on display. By means of huge rolling backdrops (moved by three cardinals) and drawn sets, the classic iconography of American road movies is laid out. It is a fairy tale, comedy, and drama that caricatures the global omnipresence of Western imagery and Hollywood pictures with humour and irony, without forgetting to make fun of itself, the illusion film, and the genre road movie.

Curated by Mario Codognato.

Film screening
Friday, 19 February 2016 | 7 pm
Saturday, 20 February 2016 | 3 pm
Sunday, 21 February 2016 | 3 pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 | 7 pm
Thursday, 25 February 2016 | 7 pm
Friday, 26. February 2016 | 7 pm
Saturday, 27 February 2016 | 7 pm
Sunday, 28 February 2016 | 7 pm

Original with german subtitles