THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS - The Agitainment of Total Refusal

MQ Hof 8

MQ Arena21

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AT 2022/23, 56 min.

Directors: Susanna Flock, Adrian Haim, Jona Kleinlein, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf

Total Refusal describes itself as a "pseudo-Marxist media guerrilla troupe" that works with artistic interventions and the appropriation of mainstream games. Video games are recycled to reveal political power relations behind the shiny and hyperreal surfaces of these media. A selection of Total Refusal's technically superb and award-winning film projects, performance and art projects provide insights into the content and methodological scope of their working methods.


D: Robin Klenge, Leonhard Müllner | AT 2019 | 11 min.

D: Michael Stumpf, Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel | AT 2020 | 21 min.

D: Adrian Jonas Haim, Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, in cooperation with Susanna Flock & Jona Kleinlein | AT 2021 | 24 min.

D: Susanna Flock, Adrian Jonas Haim, Jona Kleinlein Leonhard Müllner | AT 2021 | 3 min.

Susanna Flock is a video artist, who lives and works in Vienna. Her work focuses on the relationship of the body to its technologically mediated environment.
Adrian Haim is a musician, artist, editor at MALMOE Zeitung and programmer for the film series on politics of remembrance (Filmclub Tacheles, JFW).
Jona Kleinlein is a filmmaker and artist, who lives in Vienna. He studied at the Nordland College of Art and Film in Lofoten, Norway.
Robin Klengel is a cultural anthropologist, artist and illustrator. Klengel is a board member of Forum Stadtpark in Graz, Austria.
Leonhard Müllner is a game theorist and artist, based in Vienna. He studied Visual- and Media Art in Linz, Leipzig and Vienna and is a PHD candidate in Cultural Studies.
Michael Stumpf is a philosopher, media culture researcher, builder, designer and former competitive gamer.