A 2012 ° 16:9 ° colour ° DCP, Dolby SRD / HDcam, Stereo ° 8 min 40 sec ° animated experimental documentary°

Film by Eni Brandner  ° Music by Christof Dienz °
supported by Innovative Film Austria°


Impressions like flashbacks to the romantic imagination of city dwellers that their recreation areas would offer them untouched nature. Dream-like fragments, lined up with reality - a landscape which is used to supply the city.

Cars flash across the road, passing oil pumps and wind turbines, periphery and suburbs move by in accelerated speed. Through streets, along facades right into the maze of the city. The view to the horizon changes continuously in a sublime accumulation of things that are seemingly supplied in abundance. Ever changing fragments of a city, that has been growing over the centuries, dance along the streets in their varied stylistic interpretations.

'Exhaustibility' shows the dependence, as well as influences of the constant give and take of these two contrasting habitats, in order to secure their mutual benefit. Analogous forms are found in the two environments, based on their differential interpretations creating an ideological space. Idealized nature is reproduced through animated pictures.

Fast pace, change, mass consumption - they all escalate into an artificially designed landscape which constantly generates new and recycled naturalistic-like forms which ultimately are weighing in an urban wind by their freshness and colourfulness. The myth of an embossed terrestrial landscape concept is deconstructed, illusions and ingrained ideologies are rearranged and thus intensied questioned subversiviely.

- Text by Sofie Mathoi -

Festival Screenings

One Day Animation Festival - Best Austrian Animation 2012 (Audience Award 'Cutting Edge')

Animateka Ljubljana 2012 - Central European Panorama

Tricky Women 2013 - Austrian Panorama

Regensburg Short Film Week 2013 - Plattenfilme

ecoZine International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection

CinemAmbiente Torino 2013 - Short Film Panorama

Pärnu Film Festival 2013 - International Documentary Competition

Dokufest Prizren Kosovo 2013 - International Shorts Competition

LINOLEUM Festival 2013 - Re-animation Competition

OFF Cologne 2013 - Short List

DOKUBAZAAR Ljubljana - Focus Austria


Under the Radar / quarter 21 MQ Vienna / ASIFA - curated by Holger Lang



© eni brandner 2012