From 2012 to 2017, Art Visuals & Poetry has repeatedly launched projects that dealt with cultural heritage and historical language forms. The authors selected for these projects came from Austria or from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Besides their relevance, the suitability of the texts for film adaptations was a key issue in decision making. The approach was to build a bridge with the cinematic level and the aim to bring the historical language forms closer to the present. The goal was to encourage new language experiences and create new ways of reception. Two project were planned, but could not be realized due to the lack of funds. Especially a very interesting film project about Franz Kafka is onhold. We hope it might be possible to make it in future.
Thomas Bernhard was chosen because of his rhythmical prose experimenting with prose and musical elements of language.