Franz Sumnitsch and Maximilian Kamenar have been organising the Pecha Kucha Night in Vienna since 2007. The concept comes from Japan and is as simple as it is brilliant: In one evening, lecturers from a variety of creative areas present their work and projects to an audience in brief lectures of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, which gives each participant 400 seconds, or 6:40 minutes, in which to talk. The rules are the same for everyone, and PowerPoint lectures are raised to another level. Instead of sleep-inducing and incalculably long monologues, they become staged self-portrayals that can be exciting, amusing and interesting, or protracted and inscrutable - after all, 6:40 minutes are ultimately relative.
Pecha Kucha Night Vienna