TRICKY WOMEN / TRICKY REALITIES has been known for its successful arts events and interdisciplinary programs since 1991. Special attention is given to women in art, culture and science with an emphasis on film and video in the context of gender discourse. Tricky Women organizes cultural programs, lectures, discussions, and festivals.
Interview with Waltraud Grausgruber and Birgitt Wagner, Tricky Women / Tricky Realities Festival
Who/what are you?
We are the founders and directors of the only festival in the world which focuses on animation made by women.
In which fields are you active?
Tricky Women deals with societal processes (of change). It always has. The festival is a platform for animation filmmakers at an international level. Through film programmes, workshops, lectures and discussions we approach the ever-changing realities of an increasingly digitised world. Our feminist perspective does not only focus on harsh realities, but also on dreams and a joyful anticipation of the new possibilities brought along by a changing world. For this purpose there is hardly a better genre than animation film, whose expressive power knows no limits.
What’s important to you?
We aim to make women visible. We take a stand for gender justice, participation and fair distribution of space, presence and resources.
How big is your team?
Depending on the festival phase, staff counts between two and twelve members.
When did you move to Q21?
We have been here since the very opening of Q21 in autumn 2002.
A perfect work day starts with…
… viewing a great animated film.
Program Highlights in March
TRICKY WOMEN / TRICKY REALITIES International Animation Film Festival
Mar 13 to Mar 17
Opening at the Gartenbaukino: Wed, Mar 13, 19:00
The future is female: Design Thinking Seestadt
Thu, Mar 14
Understanding the urban through design thinking and ethnographic methods
Workshop with Hilda Tellioglu & Marlene Wagner (TU Wien – Multidisciplinary Design & User Research)
Chinese Ink Painting and Animation Workshop with Yu Jin (China)
Fri, Mar 15 & Sun, Mar 16
in cooperation with ZOOM children's museum
Q21 Backstage: Each month we will introduce you to one of the more than 50 art and culture initiatives which are housed at Q21. Read the following interview with curator Georg Weckwerth.
Q21 Backstage: Each month we will introduce you to one of the more than 50 art and culture initiatives which are housed at Q21. Read the following interview with Katrin Weber (organisation) and Tamara König (PR) of designforum Wien.