Film presentation: Claudia Kunin The Spectre of Memory
In her prize-winning cartoon The Spectre of Memory, the Californian artist Claudia Kunin investigates her mother’s history, which takes her to Salzburg in 1938. With the aid of photos, letters, and childhood recollections, she reconstructs the life of her mother, a Jew living in Salzburg, who was registered by her employer as an “Aryan” and managed to survive the war incognito in Salzburg.
The 3D film, part of Kunin’s 3D Family Ghost Stories series, is notable for its phantasmagoric and ghostly quality and its minimalistic film language. It won the 2014 Ray Zone Award for Innovation and also the award for Best Experimental Film at the 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles and the BeFilm Festival in New York.
Claudia Kunin’s works are to be found in the Smithsonian Institution, Getty Research Institute, and Museum of Photographic Arts.
Following the presentation of the film, which is being shown for the first time in Austria, head curator Werner Hanak-Lettner will talk to the film maker.
The movie is presented in cooperation with the Jüdische Filmclub Wien.
Free admission from 6.45 pm