Anja is excited to announce that her photography exhibition “Portraits of a City” will open in Salzburg, Austria, on July 8, 2010 (Anja will be there opening night). For this exhibit, part of the Sommerszene Festival Salzburg, she photographed 60 people from 60 different countries in 60 different locations throughout Salzburg, within two weeks. The photographer Anusha S. Yadav also photographed 60 people and her photos are part of the show as well. The opening is Thursday, July 8 at 8 pm, on the bridge Markatsteg in the center of town, and runs July 8–25 (on the bridges Markatsteg and Müllnersteg and along the river Salzach). More info at the Sommerszene website.
We’re happy to announce that “The Paris Film” — our latest project — received its premiere screening in Korea at MODAFE Film, at the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture at 1pm on May 30, 2010. “The Paris Film” is a visual short story inspired by the work of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar and stars Jimena Paz. We performed “Barcelona in 48 Hours” with David Zambrano and Mat Voorter at MODAFE in 2008 and are happy our new film was presented there this year. Watch this space for more news.
You can read three insightful reviews of Edward Ratliff’s new CD, “Those Moments Before,” here, here and here (scroll down a bit). The CD has also been getting good radio play across the US, in Canada and in Europe, as well as being featured in music breaks on different NPR programs (All Things Considered, Morning Edition, etc.). It’s available at the strudelmedia store (where there is a special sale on) as well as iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby. Join the mailing list if you’d like to hear about the upcoming CD release party and click here to hear clips from the CD.
A photo of Anja’s is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of the International Center of Photography. The photograph is titled “Donut” from her “Pink” series.
Edward Ratliff’s new CD, “Those Moments Before,” is out now and available at the strudelmedia store as well as iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby. It’s cinematic small ensemble music, inspired by Hong Kong movies, Johnny Hodges, an espresso-and-milk drink found in Barcelona, Henry Threadgill and more. The fine performers include Doug Wieselman, Michael Attias, Beth Schenck, Nate Radley, Sean Conly, Take Toriyama and Wes Matthews. The mix is by Grammy Award-winners Good and Evil. Join the mailing list if you’d like to be hear about the upcoming CD release party and click here to hear clips from the CD.
Anja Hitzenberger is the featured artist this month in 180, a magazine about art and fashion photography. Her work will be up through the end of August, and then easily available through the archives on the site. Please take a look!
Anja Hitzenberger presented new photographs and video (from her collaboration with Thom Fogarty and with Akos and Mimi Hargitay) in “Creative Migration,” a juried group exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The exhibition ran from April 14–May 14, 2009.
Anja Hitzenberger presented a series of photographs at Galerie Fotohof in Salzburg as part of a project called “Bild” (“Picture”), which she developed together with choreographer Lisa Hinterreithner in Warsaw (Poland) and Abtenau (Austria). Theorist Elke Krasny spoke about how (urban) landscapes define and alter the movement of the body.
Thanks to a Swing Space grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Anja was able to expand her photography project “The Body and Space” by condensing it in ”Changing Room.” Hitzenberger explored the possibilities found in an abandoned storefront (a former photo lab) at 145 Nassau Street in Manhattan. Each week she photographed performers and dancers of different body shapes and movement backgrounds. Each week also brought a new installation by architect/designer Illya Azaroff, as well as live performances in the space. Visit the website for photo galleries and more information.
Our live, multimedia performance of “Barcelona in 48 Hours” was presented at MODAFE, the Modern Dance Festival of Korea, in Seoul on May 30 and 31, 2008. The piece once again starred David Zambrano and Mat Voorter, with a live five-piece band (including Alex Harding, Dave Phillips, Marlene Rice and Yousif Sheronick) led by Edward Ratliff. We all had a great time performing – and eating – in Seoul!