a film by Eni Brandner

Austria // 2012 // 8min


Impressions like flashbacks to the romantic imagination of city dwellers that their recreation areas would offer them untouched nature. Dream-like fragments, lined up with reality - a landscape which is used to supply the city.

Cars flash across the road, passing oil pumps and wind turbines, periphery and suburbs move by in accelerated speed. Through streets, along facades right into the maze of the city. The view to the horizon changes continuously in a sublime accumulation of things that are seemingly supplied in abundance. Ever changing fragments of a city, that has been growing over the centuries, dance along the streets in their varied stylistic interpretations.

'Exhaustibility' shows the dependence, as well as influences of the constant give and take of these two contrasting habitats, in order to secure their mutual benefit. Analogous forms are found in the two environments, based on their differential interpretations creating an ideological space. Idealized nature is reproduced through animated pictures.

Fast pace, change, mass consumption - they all escalate into an artificially designed landscape which constantly generates new and recycled naturalistic-like forms which ultimately are weighing in an urban wind by their freshness and colourfulness. The myth of an embossed terrestrial landscape concept is deconstructed, illusions and ingrained ideologies are rearranged and thus intensied questioned subversiviely.

  • Text by Sofie Mathoi -
Concept by / directed by

Eni Brandner

Sound & music

Christof Dienz

Camera & editing

Eni Brandner

Props & animation

Stefan Steiner

Animation assistance

Dani Tagger, Andreas Ertl, Lorenz Brandner


Lonesome Andi Haller

Artistic consultant

Bady Minck


Eni Brandner, in cooperation with AMOUR FOU Vienna

Supported by

IF - Innovative Film Austria

Awards & Nominations

Audience Award 'Cutting Edge' @ One Day Animation Festival Vienna 2012


One Day Animation Festival - Best Austrian Animation 2012
Animateka Ljubljana 2012 - Central European Panorama
Tricky Women 2013 - Austrian Panorama
Regensburg Short Film Week 2013 - Plattenfilme
ecoZine International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection
CinemAmbiente Torino 2013 - Short Film Panorama
Pärnu Film Festival 2013 - International Documentary Competition
Dokufest Prizren Kosovo 2013 - International Shorts Competition
LINOLEUM Festival 2013 - Re-animation Competition
OFF Cologne 2013 - Short List
DOKUBAZAAR Ljubljana 2013 - Focus Austria
International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania 2014
Under the Radar / quarter 21 MQ Vienna / ASIFA curated by Holger Lang - March 2015