Affiliated Researcher Iris Fraueneder is a film scholar, based at the University of Zurich, where she is working as a research assistant with the SNSF-project Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South: Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives.
Her PhD Project „Absent Images. Filmic, Curatorial and Institutional Engagement with the Unavailability of Audiovisual Heritage in the Middle East“ deals with the unavailability of audiovisual heritage in Palestine and Lebanon (lost, scattered, destroyed, unrealized films), and investigates filmic, curatorial and institutional strategies which intervene in this absence.
She studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, and graduated in 2015 with a thesis on the transformations of Masao Adachi’s militant cinema-aesthetics being reflected by Eric Baudelaire’s essayistic documentary film THE ANABASIS... (F 2011). In 2013-2017 she was working at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna and at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna. Besides, she is active as a film curator and co-founder of the curating collective Diskollektiv.