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where is everyone austria: a poetry film

With the physical cancellation of the European Poetry Festival in London during 2020, a series of new poetry films have been fashioned to avoid the ubiquitous deadness of ‘zoom’ readings. The first of these films is presented here at 3:AM Magazine – WHERE IS EVERYONE AUSTRIA.

An empty house and the people who should have been there.

As three Austrian poets come to terms with the prisons of the now and their host is forced to confront their absence, Where Are You Austria documents their poetic descent into madness. What follows is as uncanny as it is unlikely, and, ultimately, inevitable. An epic poetry film about the consequences of that which does not happen, the intimacy of isolation, metal work and Erwin Schrödinger.

Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum, London. A film by David Spittle. Written & conceived by Steven J. Fowler. Starring Franziska Füchsl, Max Höfler, Robert Prosser, SJ Fowler. Director of Photography and Editor : David Spittle. Music by Benedict Taylor.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.