Kiesler’s Body

2023, 4 min

Film / Videoinstallation
Directed, Sound & Editing by Ganaël Dumreicher

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The architectural theorist Frederick Kiesler designed a place of film projection that puts the screen in the centre and makes you forget everything around it. With animated interior models of the cinema constructed by Kiesler for the ´Film Arts Guild´, Ganaël Dumreicher puts the idea of a borderless cinema space into the picture in a surreal, visceral and extremely direct way.

 (Text: Michelle Koch / Diagonale 23)



 The idea of limitless seeing is avantgarde and romantic to the bone. This film daringly devotes itself to the exploration of expanded, total cinema considering film as an organic, even zoological practice. For its freshness in exploring the history of the medium, the Honorable Mention for special artistic achievement goes to Kiesler’s Body, directed by Ganaël Dumreicher. 

(Jury decision / Vienna Shorts 2023)










Best experimental Short – Animafantasia (RO)


Honorable Mention for artistic achievement – Vienna Shorts (AT)


Jury Award – CinemaNext Salzburg (AT)







L’étrange Festival, Paris (FR)

TOPU International Animation Week, Jiangsu (CH)

Uppsala Short-Film Festival (SE)


Animateka Festival, Ljubljana (SI)


Animefest, Bucharest (RO)


Austrian Kiesler Private Foundation, Vienna (AT) 


Go Short, Nijmegen (NL)


Kortfilmfestival, Leuven (BE)


Diagonale, Graz (AT)

Animafantasia, Lasi (RO)

YOUKI, Wels (AT) 

Les Instants Videos, Marseille (FR)

Vienna Shorts (AT)



Kiesler’s Body Installation at Steinsaal / TMK
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