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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 (www.atelierprojekt.de)
and at VHS Unterhaching
exihibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany

since 2002 as well author, screenplay author and playwright

- 2023 "Crossing - Episode 3", silent short-film (6 min.)
camera, edit, direction, production
- 2023 "4 Kant Kunst", documentary (10 min.)
concept, realisation, production;
- 2023 "Vom Glanz in den Augen der Bilder", documentary (runtime: 28 min.)
concept, realisation, production; premiere 2023, Munich
- 2022 "Crossing - Episode 1", silent short-film (runtime: 9 min.)
camera, edit, direction, production
- 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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