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Ursula Mayer
UK 2012 / 30’

Gonda is a cinematic response to Ayn Rand's play Ideal. The director takes a critical look at revolutionary modernism, whose influence is visible in society today. Her performative experiment grabs the attention with a polyphony of overlapping and interspersed pictures and sounds.

Patryk Tomiczek

Ursula Mayer

Ursula Mayer was born in Austria and is currently living and working in London. From 1990–1996 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has presented her work at individual and joint exhibitions. Her projects have been on show at festivals in Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Locarno and Tokyo.

Selected filmography

2002 Goldflames Out In the Sky (short)

2004 Acoustic Mirror (short)

2006 Villa Mairea (short)

2008 The Lunch in Fur (short)

2012 Gonda (short)

Prepared by: Patryk Tomiczek

Cast & Crew

director Ursula Mayer
screenplay Maria Fusco
cinematography Ursula Mayer
editing Ursula Mayer
sound Ursula Mayer
cast Valentijn de Hingh
production Flamin, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network BMUVK, Austria and The Elephant Trust
sales Lux
language English
colouration colour