Close the Eyes Preview at Freud Museum

Special Preview Screening (Work-in-Progress)


Vienna between dreams and waking life 

28. July 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum
Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
free entrance, please register under
Film and discussion in English

 A poetic and fragmentary portrait of Vienna, using dreams as points of entry/inquiry into contemporary cultural subjectivities. The film weaves together disparate voices in an attempt to build a machine for social dreaming to awaken.

A live musical performance by Daniel Lercher (electronic acoustics) and Ingrid Schmoliner (voice) to follow the screening.

Zimmerman and Wilson have worked collaboratively since 1997. In 2009, they released their first feature-length film, Silhouette City—a cinematic essay exploring the contemporary history of Christian fascism in the United States.Through their collaborative entity, Social Satisfaction International, they have produced performance, new media, installation and photography for a wide range of international forums including the Miami International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Angelika Film Center (NY), Anthology Film Archive (NY), Cinema Politica Network (Canada), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), San Francisco Camerawork, Roxie Theater (SF), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Mediaterra International Art and Technology Festival (Athens), The New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Russia Today Television (RT) and Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) have broadcast their hour-long film, American Crusaders and Silhouette City was featured and discussed on Press TV’s Cinepolitics in November of 2008.

They have been recipients of numerous grants and fellowships from various institutions including: Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Yip Harburg Foundation, LEF Foundation, Eastman Foundation for Film, and Headlands Center for the Arts.

This production is made possible through a 2011 Fulbright fellowship awarded to Natalie Zimmerman by the Austrian-American Education Commission and co-sponsored by Museumsquartier/Quartier21.


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