Peter Tscherkassky
Born in 1958 in Vienna, Austria. Lived in Berlin 1979-84. Studied philosophy. Doctoral thesis: "Film as Art. Towards a Critical Aesthetics of Cinematography" (1985/86). Teaches film making at the University of applied Art in Vienna. Founding member of sixpackfilm. Organized several international avant-garde film festivals in Vienna and film tours abroad. Since 1984 numerous publications and lectures on the history and theory of avant-garde film. 1993 and 1994 artistic director of the annual Austrian film festival "Diagonale". Editor of the book "Peter Kubelka" (1995; with Gabriele Jutz). Films since 1979.

Filmography (Selection)
Kreuzritter, 1979/80
Aderlass, 1981
Erotique, 1982
Liebesfilm, 1982
Urlaubsfilm, 1983
Freeze Frame, 1983
Motion Picture (La Sortie des Ouvriers de l´Usine Lumière à Lyon), 1984
Manufraktur, 1985
kelimba, 1986
Shot-Countershot, 1987
Daniel Paul Schrebers Stimmvisionen and Schizo-Schreber (for Ernst Schmidt jrs. trilogy Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken (part 1 & part 2), 1987/88
tabula rasa, 1987/89
Parallel Space: Inter-View, 1992
Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken, part 3 (as director), after Ernst Schmidt jr. (posthumous), 1993
Happy-End, 1996
L´Arrivée, 1997/98
Outer Space, 1999
Get Ready (Viennale´99-Trailer), 1999
Dream Work, 2001
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine, (work in progress)