Oliver Held

Haider `96

  • 0:30 min
  • Mixed Media on S-VHS

In the general elections of 1996, the right-wing Freiheitliche Partei Österreich (Austrian Liberal Party) missed their access to power by less than two percent. A reason either to leave the country or for political action.

“Haider ‘96” was conceived as an event at the Viennale ‘96, two weeks before the election day. In a drive-in cinema near Vienna films and videos by Austrian artists were to be shown, and several DJs were to provide musical accompaniment. Unfortunately though, the event had to be cancelled because of the weather.