Austria 2021

Directors, Producers, Cinematographers: Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk and Karl Wratschko
Post-Production: Johannes Gierlinger
Runtime: 3 minutes 26 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, color, silent
Screening Format: 16mm and DCP

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna – MA 7 and the Otto Mauer Fund    
Acquired by the City of Vienna for their contemporary art collection (Wien Museum MUSA) and the Regional Government of Styria (Neue Galerie Graz)

World premiere: Manofim – Festival of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem


traces negotiates the global phenomenon of the climate crisis on a local level, in the context of a single city. The short film portrays all the sculptures of arctic animals in the public space of the city of Vienna. Shot during the hottest summer on record, traces focuses on polar bears, seals and penguins in an extremely hostile environment. Perhaps this is an accurate glimpse into the not too distant future, when people will only know polar animals from zoos, pictures and sculptures?