Fanni Futterknecht: Power to the Unspoken_Echoes of Resistance

Screening & Discussion
FR, 21 01 2022, 7:00 pm


Like a mantra, we had to repeat the words "postponed, not canceled" for Fanni Futterknecht's project. Perhaps you remember: At first, the Fanni Futterknechts work was planned as a performance as part of the Sweet Sixteen series in the spring of 2021; in the end, the live performance became a video work, mostly recorded at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich. The all-too-familiar reasons: the so-called "Osterruhe" in 2021, the management of the pandemic.

Fanni Futterknecht changed the artistic medium for Power to the Unspoken_Echoes of Resistance, which needs to be explicitly pointed out, because this modification has led to a completely new work. On 21.01.2022 we will show the results of this long process at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich.

In the screening Fanni Futterknecht will show the video Echoes of Resistance and contextualize the moving images and what is performed in the work: the tension between the collective and the individual, between writing, drawing, and speaking.

Echoes of Resistance, the film is a performative project that investigates the relationships between writing, speaking, and drawing. Engaging with social concepts such as “I” and “We” and their interaction, the project takes a look at rhetoric in public space by analyzing the act of manifestation in its potential for visual transcription through the act of scribbling. In the performance Echoes of Resistance, based on the idea of vocal expression, text is rendered on impulse into illegible drawings. Here, scribbling entails a gesture of overwriting to counter the abundance of words in a fragile society. What imaginaries appear when bodies resist and negotiate in the absence of words? When scribbles replace the verbal, a space of the unspoken is accessed – a space that only exists through sound, movements, and traces.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Fanni Futterknecht and Miwa Negoro.


Due to the measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19, we continue to ask for registration at with the subject "Screening Fanni Futterknecht".

The "2-G rule" (vaccinated, recovered) currently applies to our placement opportunities. This means you must have proof of a completed vaccination, or confirmation that you have survived a COVID-19 infection.


Concept and editing: Fanni Futterknecht
Curatorial and artistic collaboration: Miwa Negoro
Performance and choreography: Costas Kekis, Sara Lanner, Emilia Lichtenwagner, Camilo Latorre, Lina Venegeas, Paula Dominici
Camera: Johannes Hammel
Production concrete objects: Marit Wolters, Fanni Futterknecht
Music Composition: Vinzenz Schwab


The development of the project was supported by: 

Amt der NÖ Landesregierung

Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport

edding International GmbH 

Otto Mauer Fonds

Stadt Wien | Kulturabteilung MA7



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