Johannes Gierlinger

Johannes Gierlinger grew up on the countryside in Austria. He received a BFA in Digital Media from the University of Applied Arts in Salzburg. He is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He has received several scholarship grants, amongst others the annual grant for film from the Federal State Government Salzburg. His work has been shown at various national and international Film festivals (57th Cork Film festival, 30th Kassel Dokfest…) as well as exhibited internationally. His work deals with the subjective view and the attempt to describe topics from a very personal perception and is strongly connected to an essayistic approach. He works primarily in the field of Essay, Documentary, Experimental film as well as Photography. Lives and works in Vienna.

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Here Without a Signal

Here Without a Signal was made while shooting my current film in Chile. The photographs are a personal and essayistic approach to discovering the country. The project starts in Santiago de Cile and moves through the Atacama Desert up to the North of Chile I tried to capture moments, people and places about a, for me, unknown country. The collection and sequencing at the end is very similar to how I´m editing films: there are no rules. Time and space can be rearranged in different orders. Places retain divergent meanings and the image becomes an adventure for the eye. The images are fragments of a phase and as Huxley said, ” it is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.”

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For more information about Johannes or his work, please visit his website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Jennifer Murray
Executive Director
Filter Photo
Chicago, Illinois


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Jennifer Murray is an artist, educator, and curator based in Chicago. She is the Executive Director of Filter Photo, a nonprofit festival, exhibition, and educational space. She teaches at Loyola University Chicago and is an independent artists' consultant.

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