Gebhard Sengmüller, Slide Movie © the artist

Event information

The workshop will explore the following questions: to what extent does technology shape the relationship between film and the other arts? How does new media problematise and reframe notions of the ‘cinematic’? How does the history of technological development allow us to trace intermedial dialogues? How do current engagements with ‘obsolete’ media forge new intermedial connections?

Date: 2nd of June 2017

Host: University of Applied Arts, Vienna




University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Seminarraum 21a und 21b (mezzanine floor)


 9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and Introduction

Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh) + Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts, Vienna)


9.45 11.00 Keynote

Martine Beugnet (University Paris 7), ‘Big Screen, Small Screens: Intermedial Encounters across the Scales’


11.00­ – 11.30   Coffee Break


11.30 1.00 Session 1

11.30 – 11.45            Boris Wiseman (University of Copenhagen), ‘Moving images before  cinema’


11.45 – 12.00           Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Cinemuseology: Museums, moving images, media’


12.00 – 12.15            Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Reset the Apparatus!’


12.15 – 13.00            Discussion


13.00 – 14.00              Lunch


14.00 – 15.00             Artist Talk

Anna Vasof (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Non-Stop Stop Motion’


15.00 16.15    Session 2

15.00 – 15.15        Erika Balsom (King’s College London), ‘Instant Film in the Age of Video: The Intermedial Failure of Polaroid’s Polavision’

15.15 – 15.30        Franziska Bruckner (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Hybrid analogies in animation’

15.30 – 15.45        Kim Knowles (Aberystwyth University), ‘Material Excess in Contemporary Expanded Film Performance’


15.45 – 16.15         Discussion


16.15­ – 16.30   Coffee Break


16.30 – 18.00  An Illustrated Talk with Media Artist Gebhard Sengmüller + Q&A

Gebhard Sengmüller, Slide Movie © the artist

Even before I had heard about the term “media archeology”, I had been curious about the inner workings of film and television in my art practice. In my talk, I will discuss my moving image related projects, including “Slide Movie” (an attempt to de- and then reconstruct a film projector)  and my latest project “Big Paul” from 2017 (where I try to change the timeline of TV technology). I will also demonstrate “VinylVideo™”, a project that makes possible the storage of television signals on analogue long-play records.


Gebhard Sengmüller is an artist working in the field of media technology, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Since 1992, he has been developing projects and installations focussing on the history of electronic media; creating alternative ordering systems for media content; and constructing autogenerative networks. His work has been shown extensively in Europe, the US and Asia, among others in venues such as Ars Electronica Linz, the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Postmasters Gallery NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, microwave Festival Hong Kong, or the ICC Center Tokyo.