Overview of Virgil Widrich's projects

Presentation of all projects in a wide variety of formats, such as films, exhibitions, installations, multimedia, research, publications and works, which were produced under the roof of checkpointmedia or in the course of teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Practically everything – from 1980 to today.
Film, 2018

Light Matter

A black-and-white film that lets you see colors.
Film, 2018

tx-reverse 360°

20 years after Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich used this film technique for the first time in a short film ("tx-transform", 1998), they again deal with the question of which previously unseen world arises when space and time are interchanged, aptly in a cinema and at full 360°.
Publication, 2018

The Future of Museums

Text contribution in "The Future of Museums", edided by Gerald Bast, Elias G. Carayannis and David F. J. Campbell: "Transforming Education and Labor in a Museum as a Model of the Future: Vacancies in the Future Museum".
Exhibition, Multimedia, 2018

Vienna Design Week 2018 – Voyage Around My Room

Video installation in an endless loop in the former Sophienspital for the Vienna Design Week 2018.
Multimedia, 2018

tx-mirror

The real-time installation "tx-mirror" is a magical mirror with a camera: one can look at oneself and explore the laws of a universe in which time and space have been reversed.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2018

Sound of Music World Salzburg

Exhibition in Salzburg about central stages in the life of the Trapp family, known from "The Sound of Music".
Screenplay, Film

Micromeo

Animated film, in development for 2020+
Film, 2018

Nena & Dave Stewart: Be my Rebel

"Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage. Winner of 34 international film awards!
Stage, Film, 2018

Icon Island – a live battle of pictures and sounds

Live mix of pictures, accompanied by the live music performance of the Maltese artist Sonitus Eco.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2018

Aesthetics of change – 150 years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

The exhibition "Aesthetics of change: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna" in two parts casts a glance back onto 150 years of the University’s history, while at the same time daring to look into the future.
Exhibition, 2017

Memory Palace

The installation “Memory Palace” reflects the house from the film "Night of a 1000 Hours" which has been built using rear projections, backdrops, props, costumes and light and brought to life around the actors for the film.
Exhibition, 2017

Side by Side

Media installation as part of the exhibition "ANALOG_DIGITAL. Media (Ex)changes" at METRO Kinokulturhaus.
Exhibition, 2017

Exhibition and retrospective "analog_digital – The Dichotomy of cinema"

On the occasion of the exhibition "Analog_Digital. Media (Ex)Changes" the Filmarchiv Austria is showing a fascinating cross section of national and international analogue/digital cinema in a retrospective curated by Virgil Widrich.
Exhibition, Multimedia, 2017

Vienna Design Week 2017 – Panzerschrank Potemkin

Film director and multimedia artist Virgil Widrich transforms the strongroom of a former bank into a surface for projections.
Multimedia, checkpointmedia, 2017

Bankhaus Spängler display window collage

Design and implementation of a faceted display window collage.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2017

The Essence17

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, Stage, checkpointmedia, 2017

70 Years of the Marshall Plan

Design and implementation of the anniversary event.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2017

Circuit Training

Exhibition of the classes Art & Science and Site-Specific Art  in cooperation with CERN, art@CMS and HEPHY.
Research, University of Applied Arts, 2019

Data Loam

Research project on contexts of meaning through categorization and indexation.
Screenplay, Film, 2016

Night of a 1000 Hours

A family, a night, a murder and a forbidden passion: When the Ullich family meets and their deceased ancestors appear, the events in their Viennese palace turn over.
Film, 2016

Vienna table trip

A promotional film for Vienna, awarded with 24 international awards or honorary mentions.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2016

The Essence16

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2016

[dis]placement – Information through Sound

 Annual exhibition of Art & Science on the topic "Information through Sound".
Publication, 2016

Bei den Fischottern in der Ebene und auf den Bergen

In his "biographical fragments for the home and village", Hans Widrich (born 1936) describes his life.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2016

Figaro Parallelo

The large-scale media installation "Figaro Parallelo" allows a comparison of recent productions of "The Marriage of Figaro".
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2015

"Parallaxis" – Media installation for the exhibition "A Rush of Color" at the Leopold Museum

Media installation for the exhibition "A Rush of Color – Masterpieces of German Expressionism" at the Leopold Museum Vienna.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2015

The Essence15

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Screenplay, Film, 2015

back track

Virgil Widrich's short film is a 7-minute 3D-remix of feature films from the 1950s and 60s which were projected on glass and photographed in 3D.
Research, University of Applied Arts, 2016

The European Union (Horizon 2020) funded project AXIOM develops the first open source film camera.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2014

Funeral Museum at Vienna Central Cemetery

The consortium of checkpointmedia Multimediaproduktionen AG / OMS Objektmanagement Service GmbH was commissioned in June 2013 as sole contractor for the design, construction and furnishing of the new museum.
Research, University of Applied Arts, 2018

The Future of the Control Room

The Department of Art & Science at the University of Applied Arts is conducting the research project "The Future of the Control Room".
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2014

The Essence14

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2014

Biosphere n+1

Exhibition and transdisciplinary pieces in 3 acts by Art & Science students at the University of Applied Arts at University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU).
checkpointmedia, 2014

Silhouette International – Film to mark 50th anniversary

An almost 3-minute animated film marks the 50th anniversary of Silhouette International Schmied AG, whisking the viewer on a rousing journey through the history of the world’s leading brand in light eyewear. The film depicts each decadal chapter in the company’s history using a unique graphic style.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2013

Crucial Experiments

An exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna during Vienna Art Week 2013.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2013

Experimenta Heilbronn – Music workshop

checkpointmedia develops and installs a new music workshop with three studios for experimenta Heilbronn.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2013

The Essence13

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2013

14/16, on-site research

Micro-exhibitions at 6 locations by students of Art & Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Publication, 2012

Hundert Jahre Kupelwieser auf dem Mönchsberg

"Eine kleine Haus- und Familiengeschichte" by Hans Widrich.
Stage, Screenplay, 2012

Black Cat/New Angels

A stage musical for one tenor, two dancers and a baroque ensemble, based on the novella "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2012

Museum of Natural History Vienna – The Meteorite Gallery

For the reopening of the world’s largest and oldest collection of meteorites in 2012, the vast collection of extraordinary exhibits is expanded by the skilful inclusion of media stations, interactive hands-on stations and animations.
Lecture, 2012

The Night of the Avant-garde - Film Seen Differently

On the occasion of the 50th Viennale, ORF Kultur presents treasures of Austrian avant-garde film from five generations. The night of Austrian avant-garde film is presented by filmmaker Virgil Widrich.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2012

The Essence12

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2012

Erste-Campus-Schauplatz – Visitor centre for Erste Group’s new headquarters

Visitor Centre "Erste Campus-Schauplatz" about the future headquarters of Erste Group on the site of the former Vienna South Railway Station.
Research, University of Applied Arts, 2016

Liquid Things

Research project by Roman Kirschner on materials as transmitters of messages.
Publication, 2011

An envelope for arts, sciences, politics and us

Mixing realities and mediating myths & methods. Editors: Valerie Deifel, Bernd Kräftner, Virgil Widrich
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2011

Things that talk

Exhibition of the University of Applied Arts/Art & Science at the Museum of Natural History Vienna on the occasion of the Vienna Art Week 2011.
Publication, checkpointmedia, 2011

Presentation and new Media – 10 Years checkpointmedia: concepts, paths, visions

Besides an overview of projects carried out by checkpointmedia between 2001 and 2011, the book "Presentation and New Media – 10 Years checkpointmedia: Concepts, Paths, Visions" contains essays by leading contemporary protagonists on the current discourse in the media, worlds of experience, communication and internet sectors.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2011

The Essence11

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Screenplay, Film, 2011

warning triangle

A found footage film collage about the destructive triangle between a man, a woman, and her car.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2011

Parameter{world} - parameters for every or no thing

Annual exhibition of the students of the Master course "Art & Science Visualization" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2010

Exhibition "90 Years of the Salzburg Festival – The Great World Theatre"

The history of the Salzburg Festival as a accessible spatial sculpture with different layers of mediation in the Salzburg Museum.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2010

The Essence10 – Hyperactive Prototypes

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Screenplay, Film, 2010

make/real

A surreal montage of science fiction films about the public image oft the robot.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2009

Exhibition "Linz. City in Luck" – Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture

The history of Linz was worked out on the basis of different, partly very personal perspectives to a house with many rooms.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2009

The Essence09 – Digital Traces

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2009

Alias in Wonderland

Exhibition of the Department of Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at Freiraum/quartier21 Vienna.
Publication, University of Applied Arts, 2009

Catalogue "Alias in Wonderland"

Catalogue for the exhibition of the department "Digital Art" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the Freiraum/quartier 21 Vienna.
checkpointmedia, 2008

Identity Film "What makes Erste Group great?"

An animated film about the past, present and future of Erste Bank.
Exhibition, University of Applied Arts, 2008

The Essence08 – Digitale Kunst

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2008

Krones AG – Company Museum

The corporate museum designed by checkpointmedia presents 50 years of Krones' history and technical developments.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2007

Swarovski Crystal Worlds – Redesign 2007

In the course of the redesign of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, further attractions attracting the public were conceived and implemented in 2007.

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Head of the Master course "Art & Science" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Film production, 2006

Every Seventh Person

Between 2002 and 2005 the filmmakers Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu carried out numerous interviews in three Chinese villages documenting everyday life – without any censorship whatsoever.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2006

Mozarthaus Vienna – Multimedia Exhibition

Since 27 January 2006 (Mozart's 250th birthday), this fully refurbished house containing Mozart's former apartment, the only one of his Viennese residences still in existence today, has paid homage to the life and work of the musical genius.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2005

Exhibition – Palais Epstein

Five media stations equipped with high-format 30-inch screens enable visitors to call up texts, pictures, graphics, animation films and short video clips.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2005

Vienna Parliament Visitor Centre

The media stations in the visitor centre of the Austrian Parliament serve to impart knowledge and are integrated into the architecture.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2005

Salzburg Museum – Sattler Panorama

Supplemented by an interactive module, the original Sattler-Panorama is now once again open to the public at the Salzburg Museum
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2005

Hans-Moser-Exhibition – Austrian Theatre Museum

The exhibition Hans Moser on the popular Austrian actor and the virtual national institution was one of the most successful exhibitions ever held in the Austrian Theatre Museum.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2003

Swarovski Kristallwelten – Redesign 2003

The Crystal Worlds, designed by André Heller in Wattens, Tyrol, was opened in 1995 for Swarovski's 100th anniversary. Since then it has been continually expanded and further attractions have been added.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2003

Red Bull Hangar-7 – Multimedia Staging

Extensive multimedia planning and implementation of Red Bull Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2003

Exhibition "Archbishop Paris Lodron" at the Dommuseum Salzburg

For the exhibition "Archbishop Paris Lodron (1619-1653), Statesman between War and Peace" at the Salzburg Dommuseum, checkpointmedia designed and installed a complex projection installation and an information display for the entrance hall of the Salzburg Dommuseum.
Screenplay, Film, 2003

Fast Film

"Fast Film" is an animated homage to motion pictures, hand-made by folding 65,000 print outs of film frames into three-dimensional objects. The film won 36 international awards.
, 2007

Amour Fou Film

In August 2001 Amour Fou Filmproduktionen GmbH is founded, together with Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Ivanceanu and the Wiener Volksbildungsverein/Polyfilm.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2001

Museum Ladin – Media stations

The multimedia station "Historical Panorama" portrays their history using video animations and audio commentaries in four languages; the interactive "Language Atlas"offers entertaining insights into the Ladin language.
Exhibition, checkpointmedia, 2001

Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition 2001 – Media stations

checkpointmedia was responsible for developing the majority of the media stations and the hardware and software.
Screenplay, Film, 2001

Leftright

Interviews with Bady Minck, Ruth Beckermann, Hans Hurch, Peter Tscherkassky, Florian Flicker, Alexander Ivanceanu, Michael Kreihsl and Wolfgang Lehner about "left" and "right" in film and politics.

checkpointmedia GmbH – Multimedia Productions

As one of the most successful representatives of "Creative Industries Vienna/Austria," checkpointmedia acts as an interface between arts/culture and the business world.
Screenplay, Film, 2001

Copy Shop

The story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world. The film won 37 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar 2001 (best short film).
Exhibition, 2000

tx-transformator

This automat, based on the theory of relativity, allows viewers for the first time to modify their perception of the familiar relation between space and time by experiencing time in a transverse flow to their spatial movements.
CD-ROM, 2000

Hands on Media – CD-ROM

A CD-ROM as a service portfolio of the multimedia network, which later became checkpointmedia.
Screenplay, Film, 2000

Brighter than the Moon

Virgil Widrich's first feature film: A comedy about foreigners in Vienna: Italians, Romanians and people from Lower Austrian.
Film production, 1999

webfreetv.com Cinema Spot

Cinema spot for internet TV station webfreetv.com, which was shown in November 1999 in 65 Austrian cinemas.
Exhibition, 1999

100 Media Stations for Technisches Museum Wien

Large-screen projections and video loops, audio stations, interactive mini-cinemas, selectable videos, interactive terminals and Internet research stations enrich and supplement the permanent exhibition.
Screenplay, Film, 1998

tx-transform

tx-transform is a film technique that transposes the time axis (t) and one of the space axes (x or y) with one another.
CD-ROM, 1997

Salzburg Festival – the CD-ROM

The world-famous Salzburg Festival presents itself and its work on a double CD-ROM for the first time.
CD-ROM, 1997

Maths Trainer – CD-ROM

The “Maths Trainer” on CD-ROM.
CD-ROM, 1996

The children's book bestseller "Robbi – a seal pup escapes to the wild beasts" by the Tyrolean Günther Aloys on CD-ROM.
Film festival, 1995

Diagonale 1995 – Festival of Austrian Film

In December 1995 the Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, takes place for the third and last time in Salzburg.
Film festival, 1994

Diagonale 1994 – Festival of Austrian Film

In December 1994 the Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, takes place for the second time in Salzburg.
Film festival, 1993

Diagonale 1993 – Festival of Austrian Film

The Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, takes place for the first time in Salzburg in 1993.
Exhibition, 1992

100 Objects to represent the world

Exhibition by Peter Greenaway on the occasion of the 300 anniversary of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the Vienna Hofburg, the Semper Depot and in the Academy of Fine Arts.
Film festival, 1987

Classic Films – Film distribution

Classic Films, a film distribution company specialising in art films, is founded in May 1987.
Screenplay, Film, 1985

The Spirit of Time

A genre cross-over mixing action, horror and science fiction in the past, present and future.
Screenplay, Film, 1982

Monster in Salzburg

A gigantic insect-like monster destroys the city of Salzburg. An oedipal drama.
Screenplay, Film, 1981

Color can dream

Animated film by the then 13-year-old Virgil Widrich about a man and a small worm fleeing environmental destruction.
Screenplay, Film, 1980

3 times Ulf

Documentary about the Carinthian "mirror artist" Arnulf Komposch.
Screenplay, Film, 1980

Fried Meat

Crime story: A woman is killed in a Restaurant and served to the guests.
Screenplay, Film, 1980

My Homelife

Documentary about the old house of the Widrich family.
Film, 1980

Gusti Kupelwieser

Documentary about Gusti (Auguste) Kupelwieser (1907-1987), the grandmother of the director.