Glue – interpreted as something that connects, sticks together as long as possible, repairs what is broken and revitalizes what is broken.
The project Ambivalence-glued uses a screen and headphones to examine the theme of glue as social cohesion. In the process, one sees metaphorical images that stand for deeper truths. From the compelling cohesion through glue to the joint, the distance between medium and glue that promotes adhesion, all manner of aspects are illuminated by the images. In the process, each headphone forms an individual listening experience that underscores the visuals and reveals the inherent glue between each clip.
Vincent Adali is 17 years old and attends the Europagymnasium Baumgartenberg. He invests all his free time in film projects – currently in The Blue Hour and Ambivalence-glued.
From a very young age, Adali knew that he would like to work both creatively and practically, and has discovered the versatile medium of film for himself – from the writing process and planning of the film, to sound engineering and working with the actors on location, to the final editing. He learned the technical and practical skills by reading reference books, researching on the internet and taking an intensive course at the Prague Photo School, and through extensive conversations with relatives, especially his father, who is familiar with solutions to technically complicated problems through his work as a photographer.
Adali has already made two experimental short films, focusing mainly on the question of how a film can “get under the skin” with audiovisual means.
An important moment for him was the realization that making a film is teamwork: a time-consuming process that can only be mastered by means of a team that stays true to the idea and the film.
Kaja Weichselbaumer, born in 2006, spent the first two years of her life on a mountain farm before the family moved to Vienna. A city that shapes her no less today than it did when she still called it home. Home is now a wooden house on the hills above Grein on the Danube.
She was allowed to grow up in an atmosphere of art and physical work. She was always surrounded by an abundance of openness and creative energy, which formed optimal conditions to develop early interests and a longing to make individual impressions tangible, to materialize and visualise them.
The curiosity to engage with one’s own limits and possibilities is a driving force in her ongoing search for diverse media that offer her the opportunity to express herself. unwilling to be restricted, she is compelled to explore as many forms of expression as possible. Partly self-taught, partly in training courses and seminars, Kaja thus devotes her time to acting, photography, her sketchbooks and her piano. Hours in which Weichselbaumer is not creating things herself are marked by her search for inspiration. Whether through music, literature or conversations with good friends, the complexity of some people and what they can create has fascinated her from an early age.
Vincent Adali (AT), Kaja Weichselbaumer (AT)