Covid-19 project grant awarded to Kollektiv F.A.T.
For their project submission “Untitled [Krenek],” the Kollektiv F.A.T. received this year’s Covid-19 project grant of the Ernst Krenek Institute Private Foundation.
Within the framework of the project, an audiovisual composition is to be made, which approaches in a compositional and poetic manner the music and person of Ernst Krenek. While the acoustic part of the project reflects upon the unusual stylistic variety of Krenek’s compositions, in the visual part the homelessness perceived in Krenek’s biography is the main focus. Inspired by the idiosyncratic tonal aesthetic of Krenek’s electro-acoustic works, excerpts from his music are to be formed into an eclectic stylistic structure of samples and newly composed passages. At the same time, video recordings and photos of Krenek will be combined together with image material of his biographical environment in a similarly eclectic visual texture. The characteristic intermediate positions in the composer’s biography and music are thus combined and create an intuitive psychological portrait of Ernst Krenek.
The Kollektiv F.A.T. (Form Art and Time), founded by Magdalena Salner and Manuel Baumer, performs in the area of time-based art and makes use of various artistic disciplines. The focus is on the understanding of time art as such. Contrary to conventional intermedial projects, F.A.T. is not interested in the interaction of different media and art forms, but rather concentrates on their common essence: the arrangement of artistic material in time.