Filmmaker Marlies Pöschl is our guest at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien to talk to curator Jana Franze about her artistic practice and the art work “Cinema Cristal / سینمای کریستال“ (2017) that is part of the exhibition “Image Wars. The Power of Images.” Pöschl’s art works are situated on the border between Fine Arts, film, and meditation. In her artistic practice she investigates knowledge production, social practice, and care in relation to technological innovation. In her piece “Cinema Cristal / سینمای کریستال“ (2017), which was created together with co-director Farnaz Jurabchian, Pöschl engages with the mutability of the collective reception of moving images using the example of the transformed role of cinema in Tehran after the Iranian Revolution and in the process identifies an aesthetic and social space of memory. In the context of the current exhibition the artist will also talk about the role of images in (collective) memory.
Marlies Pöschl (*1982 Salzburg, lives in Paris and Vienna) is an Austrian artist and filmmaker. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the University for Applied Arts, Vienna, she currently teaches art and digital media at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Her projects have been on display internationally at numerous festivals and exhibitions, for example at Kunsthalle Vienna (2019), CAC Brétigny (2018), MUMOK Kino Vienna (2018), Donaufestival Krems (2016), MUSA Vienna (2015). In 2019, she received the Emerging Artist Award from the Salzburger Kunstverein and in 2018 the Content Vienna Award.