Virgil Widrich




Virgil Widrich


A dream of a project – one that celebrated a cinematic dream: “When strongrooms are retired, they quite often dream of the cinema – and of the time when break-ins were physical actions, gold bars and bundles of banknotes were still real, and hermetically sealed chambers developed by master designers played the leading roles next to the stars for a whole act.” was the announcement of the director and multimedia artist Virgil Widrich’s installation. As coincidence would have it, the Festival Headquarters South on Sparkassaplatz just happened to have a fitting space. Whoever went down the narrow steps to the vault of the former Zentralsparkasse bank branch was richly rewarded. The curious audience had an opportunity to feast their eyes on a kaleidoscope of filmic bank-robber romanticism that was more at home here than anywhere else.