In 2002, Lana Kaiser became well known in the first season of the German version of the Idol television franchise. She was born in 1985 and went by her birth name Daniel Küblböck. At only 17 years old she polarised the audience with her androgynous appearance and open bisexuality. On September 9th 2018, Lana disappeared from a cruise ship on her way to North America. Most media outlets and the majority of the public didn‘t consider calling her by her chosen name, Lana Kaiser. Philipp Gufler's video installation is a personal portrait of the singer and entertainer.
Hammann Von Mier Verlag published a corresponding zine with contributions by Philipp Gufler, Fanny Hauser, Eli Hill, Jack Hogan, Viktor Neumann and Rory Pilgrim. Before the video installation will celebrate its premiere in June 2021 at the group exhibition "Sweat" at Haus der Kunst in Munich, the work will be screened before at film festivals.
Fusion Film Festival, Oslo
Monday, 28. September 2020, 16:30
Chéries Chéris, Paris
COMPÉTITION COURTS MÉTRAGES TRANSGENRES 1 – FINALLY LEON
Saturday, 21. November 2020, 15:40
Tuesday, 24. November 2020, 22:10
New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam
25. - 28. March 2021