Angela Hareiter

Film Talk with Angela Hareiter 

Angela Hareiter is an important pioneer of production design in Austrian cinema. After studying architecture at Vienna’s Technical University, she co-founded the avant-garde architect's group Missing Link (with Otto Kapfinger and Adolf Krischanitz), which also made the short films 16. November: Eine Utopie in 9 wirklichen Bildern (1972) and Die verstoßene Stadt (1974). Hareiter designed the sets for Franz Novotny and Otto M. Zykan's scandalous film Die Staatsoperette (1977) and for her production design on the American TV series Holocaust (1978), she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She pursued her interest in political film in her close collaboration with screenwriter and director Käthe Kratz, with whom she worked on eight films together (including the feminist and historically important Lebenslinien cycle). Many national films (such as Das Plakat – Arbeitersaga Teil 1) and international films followed (including collaborations with Liliana Cavani). In 1987, Hareiter founded the Austrian Film Designers Association. She has occasionally made set design for advertisements and film installations at the intersection of fine arts, including for film artist Penelope Georgiou (1997) and the exhibition Fate of Alien Modes at the Secession (2003).
As a renowned architect and designer, Angela Hareiter conceived the major event Forum Design in Linz in 1980 (together with Helmuth Gsöllpointer and Laurids Ortner) and co-edited the book Design ist unsichtbar. She also designed the interior of Vienna's Museumsquartier (Leopold Museum, Mumok, Kunsthalle Wien). Her work on houses remains committed to their histories and maintaining a close dialogue with nature. She has also made furniture, objects, photographs, and exhibitions with a wide array of arts. 2024 sees the publication of the book Angela Hareiter: En passant – Fine Arts Applied. (Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg / Translation: Ted Fendt)

Production designer Katharina Wöppermann and curator and filmmaker Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg moderate this talk with Angela Hareiter. The workshop talk will be illustrated by materials ranging from architectural sketches and drawings to photos, books, and film clips.

Free admission, voluntary solidarity contribution (1 euro) for the "Kulturpass" initiative
Afterwards, FC Gloria invites you to a glass of wine.

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