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Stephan Lugbauer

Eating Secrets

Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 8:41 | Autriche | 2017

In Eating Secrets, we bear witness to a mysterious ritual, based on psycho-magic exercises by the cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. In psycho-magic, images are used as symbols to appear to the unconscious mind as real events. A similar thing can be said about the impression of films onto the soul. Haunted by a suggestive soundtrack from the recently deceased Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) we enter into a dreamlike state, where time is fluid and the ritual is very real. This eight minute short film was shot on super 16mm in my studio and its adjacent garden.

tephan Lugbauer (1976, AUT) now lives and works in Paris, France and on the countryside in Austria. He studied Architecture at the Technical University Vienna, received his MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, New Media Department, Vienna and was fellow of the MAK Schindler Residency, Los Angeles, the BMUKK Studio Resicency in Mexico City and of the Cite? des Arts, Paris. He is co-founder of Saprophyt, an independent conceptual art-space and project (www.saprophyt. net). His work has been featured in several international exhibitions and festivals such as Hors Pistes, Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, Madrid, Berlin; Videobureau, Beijing and Guangzhou; Sigmund Freud-Museum, Vienna; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle, Vienna; CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Secession, Vienna. Stephan Lugbauer’s work analyses and interrogates the role of creation and artists. It re-evaluates the porosity of art, which is pervaded with contemporary political and economical areas.