Director Biography – Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Siegfried A. FRUHAUF (1976, Austria) studied experimental visual design at the University of Art and Design in Linz. He has been experimenting with video, film and photography since 1993 and his short films have been shown at IFFR and other major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice and Sundance. In his work, Fruhauf explores the perception of cinematographic movement through the exposure and structural montage of individual film frames and photographs. In 2002, Fruhauf received the Supporting Award for Film Art from the Austrian Federal Chancellery. His most recent film Cave Painting was selected for IFFR 2023.
It’s all the rage to evoke spectacular ‘immersive’ cinema today, but nothing matches the immersion effect of a Siegfried A. Fruhauf film. Agglomerating the textures of cave surfaces with the material traces of filmic processes, Cave Painting offers a trippy visual and sonic journey for the senses that evokes an avant-garde, grunge version of the psychedelia in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oydssey. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss something good. As always, Fruhauf conjures a new world.