In the context of her current cinematic works
Courage and Café Vienne, the artist introduces two widely forgotten
female pioneers of the Austrian cultural life, who were expelled due to
their Jewish backgrounds.
COURAGE is dedicated to the Austrian-Jewish theatre director, actress
and chansonnière Stella Kadmon (1902–89), a pioneer of the
Viennese theatre culture between First and Second World War. For the filmproject
Emmy Werner, actress, stage director and theatre manager, who maintained
a long working relationship with Stella Kadmon, searches for traces in
the former premises of the „Theater der Courage“ at Franz-Josefs-Kai
29 in Vienna (which today houses the „Komödie am Kai“).
CAFÉ VIENNE emanates from the Austrian-Jewish-US-American writer
and screenwriter Gina Kaus (1893–1985), who had to emigrate to Los
Angeles in 1939 and established herself as a screenwriter in Hollywood.
The video was commissioned by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
and at various levels deals with commissioned art and the ability to adjust.
Singer Tini Trampler performs a self-composed song, which is based on
Kaus´ biography and talks Rosenberger had with women working in
the field of contemporary culture.
Artist´s talk in the frame of the Galerientage - Aktuelle Kunst
in Graz 2016.
Galerientage - Aktuelle Kunst in Graz