KinoKonzert: Heinz Riegler & Homo Sapiens

04 Nov 2021 | GOMA | Cinema A

Presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Australian Cinémathèque presents a screening of Nikolaus Geyrhalter's film Homo Sapiens 2016, accompanied by a newly composed, live electronic score from Austrian sound artist Heinz Riegler.

Homo Sapiens by the renowned Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter is based on long, static shots of abandoned buildings and landscapes. Even though not one human being can be seen in the entire film, watching this carefully crafted work is an amazingly engaging experience. The Guardian called it “a visually extraordinary film” that is “as gripping as any sci-fi thriller” and awarded it 5/5 stars. Seeing this work on the big screen with a live soundscape will be nothing short of a meditative event.

Heinz Riegler is an Austrian sound artist who currently lives in Brisbane. He has worked across art installations, film and music. His edgy post-punk band Not From There won an ARIA Award in the 1990s, but since then he has moved into more experimental electronic sounds and collaborated with artists such as Lawrence English, David Toop and Ben Frost.

The Australian Cinémathèque presents this event in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.