The attempt to teach a dove how to fly, 2002

Mini DV, 3:50 min, colour, without dialogue

Since September 11th 2001, strict regulations have been implemented concerning the security at airports. One aspect of this, is the screening of luggage at the check-in counter. The video shows small, X-rayed, private units, in which personal items are stored for the time of flight, yet where alleged weapons could also be kept.

Thanks to: Airport Linz-Hörsching, University of Art and Design Linz, Simon Bauer, Gerid Hager, Bernd Oppl, Renata Pfoser, Jakob Pock, Veronika Schubert, Walter Steinacher, Karo Szmit, Gunda Wiesner and others.


Island in the sun, Palmenhaus Vienna, 18.01.2002 / Diagonale Filmfestival, Graz, 18.03.-24.03.2002 / bestOff, Linz, 04.10.-06.10.2002 / Sehsüchte Festival, Potsdam, 30.04.-05.05.2002 / Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 25.02.-28.05.2006 / Okto-Tv, The experimental element, 04.03.2006 / ASIFA Trickplattform #5, Vienna, 26.06.2008 / Metro Kinokulturhaus, X-Mixtura Grande, Vienna, 17.01.-03.02.2010 / Philm, Exhibition about Photofilm, University of Art and Design Linz, 06.12.-15.12.2017 / Animating Truth(s), Vienna Art Week, University of Applied Arts Vienna, 19.11.2019