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Symbiofaerietaxiplasm is an experimental documentary on the beginnings of the radical faerie movement in Austria. It follows the appropriation of a queer subculture that emerged in the 1970s San Francisco gay scene in an contemporary austrian environment. The film team collaborated with the faeries from 2012 to 2014. During that time faeries found their place in Lower Austria, but also invited the international faerie community to the first international Faerie gathering “The Sound of Faeries” in the alps. The film shows the faeries at public events, their faerie shows, everyday live at their sanctuary, their gathering and various ceremonies.
It also appropriates their artistic ways to express central issues of the movement in a cooperative manner. Taking the faerie idea of creative- and experimental spaces and their potential for self-development very serious the movie adopts open artistic forms, making experimental use of the cinematic space. Instead of a linear narration the movie consists of 7 chapters and 4 interludes all focusing on different kinds of articulations. One central question of the faerie movement also poses an interesting challenge to the filmic form that the movie embraces: How can we express ourselves without falling back to the false security of objectivity and its corresponding norms? The movie relies on a similarity of art and people in taking them serious as unresolvable riddles that keep us engaged in a fruitful process of interpretation. Whatever truths are to be found in this movie emerge from the collective interaction of all people involved.

  • Georg Vogt
  • Christian Karst
  • Bastian Petz
    Key Cast
  • Mata Hari
    Key Cast
  • Red Rose
    Key Cast
  • Jim from rural France not Paris
    Key Cast
  • El
    Key Cast
  • Matty
    Key Cast
  • Mother Goose
    Key Cast
  • Masha Dabelka featuring Joan
    Original Score
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Die Feen von Hadres
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  • Genres:
    experimental ducumentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 43 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, German
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  • World Premiere
    Vienna, Austria
    June 16, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Fusion Festival Berlin
    June 25, 2015
  • Auratic and other Phenomena / Exhibition
    July 16, 2015
    Salzburg Premiere
  • ReelheART Film Festival
    July 9, 2016
    North American Premiere
    honorable mention - documentary
  • Fantasmagorical Filmfest

    United States
    July 29, 2016
    US Premiere
    best documentary
Director Biography - Georg Vogt, Christian Karst

Georg Vogt began making short movies besides his studies at the University of Vienna in 2005, mostly with his long time collaborator Christian Karst. Their first feature length film was "Symbiofaerietaxiplasm oder die Feen von Hadres" in 2015.
He is also working as a lecturer at the University of Viennas Institute for Theatre-, Film and Media Studies, as Curator, Author and Editor. He has published on Animation Film, Experimental Cinema, Camp, Werner Schroeter, Ferry Radax and on the Eurovision Song Contest.

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