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ABOUT INDEX
 
The label INDEX was founded in 2004 by sixpackfilm and Medienwerkstatt Wien. Its aim was to make available, for private use, hard do find works.

Similar to a small publishing house for quality literature, INDEX releases and distributes audiovisual publications relevant to the history of international and Austrian film, video and media art. Information about the film- and videomakers and their production methods as well as analyses of the works are provided in a bilingual German-English booklet. INDEX DVDs are available to schools for educational use, as well as university institutes and libraries.

There is a certain focus on Kurt Kren with three DVDs, but almost all important representatives of both Austrian avant-garde film and media art appear in the selection. The programme reveals also how highly differentiated the individual scenes have been: between the feminist body concept art of VALIE EXPORT and the Queer home movies by Pürrer/Scheirl, between the travel reflections of Lisl Ponger and the material studies by Gustav Deutsch, there are numerous references which are not based on common strategies or topics but on a dense array of audiovisual works dealing with identity, materiality and the many facets in between.

The label has meanwhile enlarged its programme with international artists such as Ivan Ladislav Galeta from Zagreb and Józef Robakowski from Poland, which indicates an intensive discovery of common horizons.

Purchase of the entire collection for discounted price and subscription for future DVD releases can be ordered directly at office@index-dvd.at.
 


In cooperation with: Filmarchiv Austria, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien

Financial Support: ZIT Zentrum für Innovation und Technologie GmbH - ein Unternehmen des Wiener Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds, Filmfonds Wien, Abteilung Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Niederösterreich, Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (Sektion Kunst), Fachverband der Film&Audiovisionsindustrie, Erste Bank, SONY DADC, wirtschaft. kunst und kultur gmbH (Wiener Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds), departure