AUN

A 15 track film soundtracks album (52m 28s) — released June 25th 2012 on ASH INTERNATIONAL

This CD is the soundtrack to the film AUN, directed by Edgar Honetschläger. The artwork is designed by Philip Marshall and the full colour 28 page CD booklet (also available as a digital booklet where available) contains stills from the film.

Music: Christian Fennesz (additional tracks by fennesz sakamoto taken from album 'Cendre' [Touch # Tone 32, 2007])

INTENTION: 'AUN - the beginning and the end of all things' tells the story of mankind's quest for the future, his desire to create the tomorrow, his fear of and loathing for the apocalypse. It spins the Faustian theme twice and lays bare open the inexhaustible Judea/Christian believe in progress, which by the 21st century has taken over the entire world and has succeeded in maneuvering the globe into a situation that can't be solved by means of economics and science anymore. Enlightenment's merits have taken the West's ability to sense what is not to be seen, what is only to be felt. Believes are so much more than religion, than monotheistic concepts. Souls and spirits exist not only in film. Denial and neglect of eternal laws lead to extinction - of the individual and the entire human race.

AUN invents rituals as well as mythologies and worships the creator of it all - nature - by playfully laying out its dichotomy with human culture. The film equals mankind's beauty with nature by announcing that 'everything mankind creates in nature'. Sadly the hubris ends and gives the audience the chance to heartily weep for the world.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: 'AUN - the beginning and the end of all things' follows the strings of thoughts the late Claude Levi-Strauss revealed in his anthropological essays throughout the 20th century, as well as those of Japan's unique Shintoism who's millions of gods inhibit and preserve nature. The film focuses on the dichotomy man/nature and envisions a future world where life will be nothing but sensual. It contains references to Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, Italian anthropologist Fosco Maraini and the Japanese writer Yoko Tawada.

'AUN - the beginning and the end of all things' is a 100 min., 35mm feature drama written/directed by the Austrian artist/filmmaker Edgar Honetschläger. It is a Austrian/Japanese co-production realized by Edoko Institute Vienna and Ribo Ltd. Tokyo in cooperation with KGP Vienna. AUN was supported by the Austrian Film Institute, the Vienna Film Fund, the ORF (Austrian TV), the province of Upper Austria, the City of Tokyo, Tochigi Province, Shizuoka province, Yamanashi province.

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