SCHILLERS LOCKEN - On the Aesthetical Education of Man

An art video on Schiller´s eminent treatise from 1795 taking - in an irritating bold and simple manner - the often-quoted postulate at its word: "Reason utters the decision that man shall only play with beauty, and he shall o n l y play with beauty."

  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Matthias Christian Rehrl
    Key Cast
  • Bernhard Jugel
    Key Cast
    Director of voice recording
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    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    600 EUR
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Director Biography - Stefan Zeiler

Stefan Zeiler

1959 born in Klosterneuburg, Austria
1978 theatre workshops with Pierre Byland (Swizzerland), Philip Gaulier
(France), Franz Josef Bogner (Germany), Nika Brettschneider (Austria)
1979-82 Ecole Etienne Decroux, Paris (Mime Corporel)
1983-84 staff member at Theater Brett/Vienna
1984 stage director of a street theatre production, Olten/Swizzerland
1985-91 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich,
painting class professor Jürgen Reipka, diploma
1987-92 scholarships in Italy, Greece and Germany
teacher for painting at ATELIERPROJEKT, Munich (
and at VHS Unterhaching
exihibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany

since 2002 as well author, screenplay author and playwright

- 2021 "Claude Lorrain in der Campagna Romana" (runtime: 7 min.)
realization, production; course material for Atelierprojekt e. V.
- 2018 "ACHTUNG FREILUFTMALEREI", documentary (runtime: 12 min.)
realisation, production
- 2013-19 „ZIMZUM“, experimental feature (length: 128 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production
- 2014 „SCHILLERS LOCKEN. Ein Exzerpt“, art video (length: 21 min.)
A Visualising of Friedrich Schiller´s essay from 1795:
"Die Ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen".
concept, production; premiere: Domagktage 2014, Munich
- 2009-15 „MONOLOG“, experimental feature (length: 180 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production; (in postproduction)
- 2008 „Jan und Jandl oder Aus dem wirklichen Leben“, feature (64 Min.)
direction, screenplay, production; premiere: Weimar, lesarten 2009

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