Onscreen, we see wild hamsters with X-ray eyes, a zombie soldier on the telethon phone, a grandiose performance in a song contest, and at the center, a talk show offering an alternative to the heteronormative TV mainstream, featuring interviews and workplace portraits of the two guests Em Gruber (of the Office of the Monitoring Committee for the rights of people with disabilities) and Iris Kopera (Self-Advocacy Center for People with Learning Difficulties); and in between, quotes by the late artist-author Ianina Ilitcheva interpreted in sign language, which give C-TV a kind of chapter structure while the whole thing is framed by newsroom reports about mysterious seismographic tremors to society.
Eva Egermann, Cordula Thym AT 2023 30 min | German
Born 1979, artist and lives in Vienna. In her artistic and textual practice she deals with activist movements, subcultures of different times and reworks categories and political conditions of ability/weakness and non-conformist bodies. In 2012, she launched the magazine project Crip Magazine.
Born 1977 in Kufstein / Tyrol) is a director and film editor. Her participatory and queer-feminist film-making focuses on marginalised perspectives, whether in relation to the body, language, education or contemporary history.
Films Beyond Borderline 2002 | verliebt, verzopft, verwegen. Geschichten Lesbischer (Un-)Sichtbarkeit im Wien der 50er und 60er Jahre (amorous, antiquated, audacious. Stories of lesbian (in)visibility in Vienna in the 50s and 60s (with Katharina Lampert) 2009 | FtWTF – Female to What The Fuck (with Katharina Lampert 2015 | C-TV (Wenn ich dir sage, ich habe dich gern…) (mit Eva Egermann) 2023
Credits R+B+P: Eva Egermann, Cordula Thym | K: Magdalena Fischer, Caroline Bobek | M: Armin Lorenz | Mit Em Gruber, Iris Kopera, Eva Egermann, Barbara Schuster, Luiz Javier Murillo Zuniga, Hicran Ergen, Cordula Thym, Ani Gülgün Mayr