In this program, animated-film directors from Austria look at problems of our time. In short films—some fictional, some documentary—they challenge daily routines in our everyday digital lives, examine the impacts of social media and new technologies such as VR and AR, and discuss such absurd ideas as sending everyone back to the lands of their ancestors. An interactive, poetic VR experience investigates the nature of post-digital reality, while a touching animated film looks at the fantastic world of an old woman suffering from dementia. The spectrum ranges from dystopian visions of the future to empathetic, humorous inner worlds.
Time o´ the Signs, Reinhold Bidner (AT)
In Her Boots, Kathrin Steinbacher (AT)
The Entropy Gardens (VR screen capture), DEPART (AT)
Coming Home, Benjamin Swiczinsky (AT)
How to Disappear, Total Refusal (AT)
Thicc Seams, iheartblob (AT)
My World, Daniel Poschinger (AT)